I, like some of you, seem to have a family and they want to spend time with me and my lovely bride this holiday season. Mostly her, but I’m allowed to tag along. It’s okay, they feed me and let me watch TV.
Before I wander off and start mumbling again I want to thank all of you for sticking around and supporting me on this journey. I not only appreciate you reading this newsletter, I enjoy the interaction you feel comfortable enough to enjoin. Every week I get a nice variety of messages ranging from professional inquiries to questions about hot sauces. Since I know other authors whose newsletters are shot into the ether with nary a peep in response, I realize how blessed I am to have each of you.
Today, unrelated to anything else herein, Poland is facing Mexico in the World Cup. Since half of Chicago is either Polish or Mexican, or in the case of my alderwoman – both, this city is going to shut down. Bars are opening early to handle the expected influx, restaurants will have the match on every TV, and many families are hosting cookouts or parties. Even if you’re not a fan of soccer it’s kind of hard not to get caught up in the excitement.
Nevertheless, while you’re all spending quality time with loved ones, I will be doing that and taking meetings to see where my next career steps might be headed. It is both exciting and daunting to consider the possibilities. And, as I always remind everyone here behind the scenes, it could all go nowhere. But, the fact I’m having these conversations with people who have their names rolling by in the end credits of major films, tells me we got something right.
Fingers crossed, and all that.
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This is fun. The world’s fourth coolest human, Erich Hayner, fed my name and the title of one of my stories into an AI graphic program, and it spit the image immediately below out. He tweaked it a bit on his phone, but I have to admit I’m a fan.
Until next year, remember you can always get the latest editions of my books at Azoth Khem, grab some fun McSciFi gear at the McSciFi Shop or festoon a loved one in Legends Parallel propaganda from the Legends Parallel Store. Of course, nothing’s stopping you from doing all three.
Whatever you do, please have a safe and joyous holiday season, hug someone you love, and I’ll look forward to chatting with you all again next year.