Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Thanksgiving in April? Hell yeah!

So, while the month flies by and I strive to complete the 5th Zomblog book for Camp NaNoWrMo, I have to give you all an update, share some stuff, and introduce you to a soon-to-be-hated Supervillain. You need to be informed that something AMAZING happened. The secret will be how I pull that off in a short blog post that compels you to read it all...and not get bored.

So, when I put out the call for NaNoWriMo fund-raising support...I was overwhelmed when an individual donate $750. You read that correct. And here is the real kicker...the donor wished to remain anonymous. In fact, my top three donors all came from anonymous sources. Now before anybody gets their feelings hurt, I appreciate every single donation...$1...$750, and everything in between. But you have to admit...a donation like that is pretty cool. I may not have as many fans as King or Koontz, but I will say that mine are all the more amazing.

In honor of the donors who wished to remain private, I have decided that my new villain that will debut in book 7 of the DEAD series (Dead: Reborn) shall be named Ann Onymus (the last named will be pronounced Oh-nee-mus). I want to create the most hated figure in zombie literature. Beware...if you thought Garrett was evil...Ann will make him seem like a cuddly teddy bear. who made your anonymous contributions...this is my way of saying thank you on behalf of the wonderful people sequestered away in the mythological Offices of Letters and Light. (Sounds like there should be pixies and fairies flitting about...maybe you should get on that Mr. Kim...demand cartoon woodland critters and winged pixies at the next meeting!)

A personal daughter is thriving and doing well here. For me, it is a dream come true to spend this time together and help her get her life back on track.

Last, I want to express my deepest sympathies to the people affected by the Boston Marathon terrorist attack. I realize it deserves to be first and foremost in our hearts and minds right now, my hope is that I provided a moment of diversion and a chance simply to take a breath and realize that, in the face of evil, there are WONDERFUL people out pass by them every single day. They remain anonymous...but their deeds shape the best parts of our lives.

I return you to your regularly scheduled cup of coffee.

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