Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Few Fantastic Things to Share

It's been a very exciting summer. I'd like to take a bloggortunity to share the things I found exciting over the past month as the summer ended. I normally save the best for last, but not in this case; I'll talk about our Baby Owl.  She is big and she is almost here.

We have gotten the baby's room completely ready; the crib, shelves, wall decals, the alphabet hanging on the wall, and any other thing necessary for the room.  We've taken weekly pictures to show the changes, which is pretty amazing to see throughout the entire term.  There's another month before the due date, but we are wondering if she'll wait that long.  We were able to receive several 3D photos of her and let's just say that one of us referred to her as a baby sumo wrestler.  I'm never one to point fingers...so how about I use arrows?  me >>> wife

On a different side of exciting, I'd like to share some other things that have made this past month a great one.   I went to my first Comic Con. It was AMAZING! There were so many fantastic things to see.  The staff was extremely friendly and helpful.  They also weren't afraid to get a little dressed up.  The wide array of costumes was definitely worth the price of admission alone.  There were some really fantastic outfits that were put together.  It was so cool to see strangers so willing to ask each other for photographs with one another, because one thought the other's costume was spectacular.  Also, I am really glad to have spent a little money to purchase my first comic books since I was a teenager.  As for Comic Con, my first experience was here in Baltimore and I'm already looking forward to next year's...or one in another city much sooner.  I will definitely go again.

Connected to this event, I was very fortunate to have been allowed to join in a photograph with friends.  This particular photograph is very cool, because it includes Stan Lee.  I can't tell you how great it was to get a picture taken with the legend.  I was also wearing a particular t-shirt, which means that Stan Lee and @STLakata are in the same picture together.  I'd like to thank a particular individual for making this happen. You know who you are...THANK YOU!

Next, I'm excited about a particular person following me on Twitter and Google+.  Yes, this means that I'm easy to please, but it's REALLY awesome none-the-less.  I am speaking about the great author, James Rollins.  How cool is that?  One of my favorite authors follows me.  I think that's something to be happy about, which is why I'm sharing.  THANK YOU for the follow!

Here comes a Twitter/Blog mention. THANK YOU to everyone involved with #GUTGAA. There are so many talented writers out there and it's been great getting to know so many of them.  I am really enjoying the event and look forward to sharing more tweets or comments.  This includes the conversations that have nothing to do with writing, but are absolutely dessert specific.  If you start talking about ice cream, lava cake, brownies, pumpkin bars, frosting, or anything slightly related to that, there's a good chance that I've joined the conversation or lost all other thoughts beyond the realm of food.

Does anyone like gaming? I've really enjoyed watching TableTop by Geek & Sundry. Wil Wheaton hosts this show and it is so fun. It reminds me of how much I enjoy board games and how I'd love to play them more often.  This is a fantastic show and I encourage everyone to take a moment to stop by and check all of the entertainment they provide.  I'm fairly new to Geek & Sundry and I'm currently enjoying The Flog.  You can also subscribe to their YouTube for all of their video updates.

Lastly, I've completed part two in The Weiland Kershaw Series.  I released book one last year and will be releasing the second one on 9/30/12.  I mention this for one reason in particular.  I am so thankful for the wonderful family and friends I have.  There have been so many individuals that have given so many encouraging words of support during the entire process.  It definitely makes the process easier when there are so many others that are so happy for my own success.  I want to say THANK YOU to EVERYONE that has been so enthusiastic and kind during the beginning of my writing career.

The end of summer had a lot of great things, and the beginning of fall will surely add some more excitement into our lives.  I'm certain my wife will THANK our baby if she arrives a little early.


  1. Comic Con, Stan Lee, James Rollins following you, A baby on the way and almost here, the release of a new book. AWESOME! Beyond AWESOME!
    Congratulations on all of it!

    1. Thank you so much!! You're right, it's been so awesome. We're really looking forward to meeting our baby girl.

  2. I am pleased to have been one of the judges during your GUTGAA experience. *Steps out from behind the veil to announce her pseudonym, I'm Beezer*

    Your pitch and sample really stood out to me. I wish you all the best with this project, and I hope the fall brings you as equally good experiences as those above. Doused in chocolate topped with sprinkles, of course.

    1. Thank you so much for your comments!! I really appreciate them now and then when you posted as "Beezer." It's so nice to know who said those great things! It makes me very happy that my book pitch and sample left an impression.

      I am really excited about the fall. I hope you had a fantastic summer and will have a wonderful fall. "Doused in chocolate topped with sprinkles," I am definitely okay with that.

  3. Okay, so I know this was posted months ago, but I'm catching up. :) I just wanted to say that my husband (writer CN James) and I went to our first Comic Con this past year too--Wizard Con in Ohio. It was awesome!!!! I'm new to comics (thank you to my husband for getting me interested) and was completely blown away by the artists I we saw there and the amazing artwork I was able to spend forever looking through. Next time we need to save up first because I want to take some of it home with me. My nerdy self also enjoyed seeing the Ghostbusters car, Back to the Future DeLorean, and my favorite Batman, Val Kilmer. I can't wait for the next one.

  4. That's so cool! I'm glad you had a blast at a Con. It was such a fun experience and I already can't wait to go to another one. And you nailed it, there are amazing artists and fans that love to get dressed up. It was so fun to see strangers walking up to each other to take photos with one another because they liked their costume. One of my friends I went with (which was his first CC too) has already been to two other CCs since October. I have definitely enjoyed the photos that he's shared so far, since it seems like each Con can be completely different.