Sunday, September 16, 2012

My Nominations for Celebrate Womanhood 2012

My Nominations for Celebrate Womanhood 2012

Kriss Morton, the Cabin Goddess!
Jessica Lay, Queen of all that is Badassery!

Today is evidently Celebrate Womanhood Day 2012.  I found out about the special day a little late, but I am definitely one who is more than happy to celebrate the greatness of women!  I am immensely grateful to so many wonderful women in my own life, who have inspired me, influenced me, taught me, took care of me, been friends to me, and made my life so much better.   Many great women have helped make me who I am today :)

While I've had many very special women in my life, today, as a guy, I thought it would be fun to jump in and nominate two in particular to share the title of Woman of the Day for this 2012 celebration of womanhood..

Jessica Lay and Kriss Morton are those women.  The dynamic duo have been such amazing friends.   Strong, witty, colorful, hard-working, kind, caring ... I could go on forever, but just let me say that it has been a real blessing to have these two women come into my world.

I got to meet Jessica shortly after she had begun to follow Jackie Gamber's activities when Seventh Star Press re-issued Redheart, Book One of Jackie's Leland Dragon Series.  Jessica had reviewed the book on her site, Jess Resides Here.  Jessica and I began a friendship that grew strongly over the months that followed, leading to the day that she wanted to introduce someone that she had a particular fondness for, a friend of hers from Alaska who was also a blogger like Jess (Kriss' site is The Cabin Goddess).

Needless to say, Jess bringing Kriss into my world was like getting hit with a Tsunami of Awesomeness.  Kriss takes no prisoners, knows what she wants and goes after it.  Jessica and Kriss are both fiery, passionate women, who both have a tremendous degree of loyalty and integrity.  If we are talking about celebrating womanhood, then these two women are outstanding representatives of that wondrous gender!  :)

I now have the honor of working with the both of them in First Rule Publicity, and it has already been so fun and wonderful to be on active projects with them and making some new things happen.  They both bring so much into a project, from their creativeness, drive, insights, and so much more.  They are multi-talented women without question, and I am lucky to be in business with them.  Three really is company in this instance! LOL

Jess and Kriss inspire me, they make me smile on the tough days, they give me an ear and a shoulder to lean on when I need it, and I know that in any adversity they have my back, with the ferocity of lionesses.  When it comes to Jess and Kriss, we're talking all badassery, and no asshats allowed!  Their friendship means so much to me, and while there are many incredible women that have made such an impact in my life, I wanted to take today to give some special recognition to these two bright lights in my own life.

They rock, they rule, they embody what makes women so great!   Jessica Lay and Kriss Morton are my Women of the Day!  Celebrate Womanhood!  They DO make life a grand adventure! :)


Amanda said...

Congratulations, Stephen! You're the first guy brave enough to take the plunge with us. LOL Well, David got dragged in with Donna, but you're here all alone. :-) Kriss and Jessica are both pretty awesome, aren't they? Thanks for the post!

Vikki ( said...

Just stopping by from the blog hop.

Good for you honey, in taking part, and was a fantastic friend you are :)


sgzimmer said...

@Amanda Thank you very much! I really thought it was a great thing and wanted to dive into it. Kriss and Jess are just incredible, they really do inspire me. I thought it would be great fun to spotlight them and I hope my post did them and the theme justice! :)

@Vikki: Thank you! What a great theme, I really enjoyed doing the post.

The Capillary said...

That was so good of you to write that post, I thought it was very touching. :3

Deanna said...

I'm still trying to finish up reading all the posts from this blog event. I really enjoyed reading a guy's post on this topic. Thanks for participating!