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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Random Ketchup

I wanted to say that my Mom is an election worker in Stark County, Ohio, and how very proud I am that she's involved. I've said before that my family is very political, something I tried to avoid in my own life (hmm, councilman for 6 years, served on future zoning commission for a year and a half, I'm not doing very well with that plan, am I?). My Mom has been retired for a couple of years, and we're hoping that the Board of Elections has an ongoing job for her after the election is over. For the past month, when I've talked with her she sounds much happier and full of life than she has for over a year now (back when he had the heart- attack). So now you know, the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree. You go, Mom.

Hey, the inestimable Todd Wheeler finished up the second draft of his novel and is about to dive into the third draft. That's amazing Todd. You all should go over and wish him well.

Through an email to Mur Lafferty's "I should be writing" podcast, Donald Maass (of the Donald Maass Agency) has released his book "The Career Novelist: A Literary Agent Offers Strategies for Success" as a free download PDF.

On Adventures in SciFi Publishing, the next episode will be about Ohio's very own Tobias Buckell. You really should be listening.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks, friend.