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Monday, February 7, 2011
Pimpage Galore (a James Bond Character?)
I had fully intended to post yesterday but got distracted by something or another. Perhaps a pretty girl smiled at me a bird flew by or somebody flashed something shiny at me. I was going to call the post Shout-out Sunday, advertising good stuff on the go. Maybe today can be 'Make a Pitch Monday'. Problem with that is the title may mislead some into thinking the post was about baseball or cricket or pitching fits.
Anyway, there IS good stuff out there...my writing buddy, good friend and fellow islander Laurita Miller is the featured writer today at Lily Childs' Feardom blog. February is Femmes Fatales month over at Lily's place and Laurita's story Red is a tasty, bite-sized feature that you don't want to miss out on.
And speaking of Laurita...you may recall an earlier post about her 'donating' her hair next month at the 'Shave for the Brave' fundraiser to benefit young adults dealing with cancer. If you haven't done so, please take a moment and drop by her blog Brain Droppings and read her musings, short stories and, once in a while, a touch of poetry. You can connect to her 'Shave for the Brave' fundraising page here.
But wait...the goodness is not done...the horror anthology 52 Stitches, edited by Aaron Polson is still available for purchase. For those of you who follow #fridayflash, Laura Eno's story Dangerous Premonitions and Karen Schindler's sultry tale Aftertaste can be found lurking in its depths. And I almost forgot...my dark story Thor's Hammer can also be found in this anthology. Just a little tale about kids misbehaving...
It should be noted that this year's edition of 52 Stitches is dedicated to writer Jamie Eyberg who died tragically, along with his wife, last August. All profits from the sale of 52 Stitches will go to a trust fund set up for their children. The book can be purchased through Amazon and you can link to that here. Isn't that one creepy, little cover...
Alan was born in Greenock, Scotland and came to Canada with his parents in '65. He grew up in Victoria, B.C. but spent most of his adult years in London, Ontario.
Alan studied sciences at the University of Victoria (Geology) but eventually came to the conclusion that there was far too much science involved. He finished up with a civil engineering technician diploma (a fancy term for draftsman) from Fanshawe College in London.
Alan moved with his wife and son to St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador in 2006 for a change of scenery.
He has taken a number of creative writing classes over the years and returned to writing in 2007. He is a member of the Writer's Alliance of Newfoundland & Labrador and his online fiction has appeared in MicroHorror, Static Movement, FlashShot and 52 Stitches.