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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Vegas, Bubbie!

I'm boarding on a plane to Vegas right now. Leaving from Florida. And the mix of lawlessness of Vegas combining with the Sunshine State...the swirl of dressed-up leather-jacketed people all looking like they're ready to hit the strip's Con-Air come alive, but with more fake breasts and foursomes of guys from the set of Entourage.

Ever single group has a Turtle.

Oooh, there goes a group of 4 Turtles passing by me right now. All four with crooked baseball caps, but each one tilted differently. And just saw this woman in tight jeans picking out a wedgie, pretending she was adjusting her pocket.

I share because I love you.


Win $5,000 while writing about The Zero Game

For those who didn't know, The Zero Game was picked by Florida to be the book that the state reads for their Read Together Florida program. One of my favorite parts is the High School Essay Contest we put together. You go to high write the best get $5,000 sugar-smacks. Keen. And considering I would've killed for some financial help in high school, this one truly hits home. I entered one essay contest in high school. I won 2nd place. And lost to my girlfriend. Suckola.

The point is, the deadline for the essay contest has been extended until January 31, 2007. So see below and good luck.


Monday, November 20, 2006

Putting It In Perspective

Some days you get mail saying you suck. Some days you get letters saying you have a horrible author photo and use too many dashes (--) in your sentences. And then you get a letter like this:

"For some time now, I have been meaning to get in contact with you... My family and I were stranded for 5 days in New Orleans after Katrina's aftermath. As the city flooded around us, I was able to entertain myself by reading your book... When we were rescued by boat, we were told that we couldn't bring any belongs with us. I tore out the last few chapters of the book and was able to finish the book as I waited to be rescued by army helicopter." - Michelle

Okay, not to get all Casey Kasem, but if I had a radio show, the long distance dedication would go to you, Michelle. And it would be an awesome song too -- not some pop-nonsense that would be forgotten a few weeks later.

Thanks for putting it in perspective.


Monday, November 13, 2006

Win Dinner With Brad

You asked for it, here it is -- wanna eat dinner with me? Well, in the name of true love, all you have to do is pay for it. It's all to benefit literacy, so bid away -- and I'll see you in Palm Beach, Florida. All you have to do is get yourself there.

The auction runs until the end of the week:

See you soon,


Sunday, November 12, 2006

David Copperfield is my hero

It's so easy to join the crowd and bash Copperfield. But reading this, I find new love for him. I heart him now.


Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Best cool reader art

Why do I always say we have the best readers? Because of things like this. These are the latest and best. Keep 'em coming, folks. When we get to the coolest one ever, we'll have a prize or somesuch. Until then, a huge hug-with-backpatting to:

1) This by Winterhawk aka Kevin Johnstone and "B" aka Blazej Szpakowicz.


2) And this guy who knit (KNIT!) the cover to Identity Crisis issue 6.

And his website at

As I said, keep 'em coming: photos, art, diaramas, we love 'em. Best one gets something they'll really like.