…but I’m going to do it anyway.
And this also gives me an opportunity to promote two great bloggers whom I read regularly.
First, there’s Mike (aka heylookawriterfellow), a children’s author who recently came out with a great book called Sarah Gives Thanks: How Thanksgiving Became a National Holiday. I’m fortunate enough to have an autographed copy of this gem. If you have school-age kids who like history (or even if they don’t), get them this book.
Mike has a worthy goal: the boycotting of children’s books by celebrity “authors”—actors, athletes, musicians, etc., who fancy themselves as “authors” and put out books just because they can. These folks get a decidedly unfair advantage—their fame guarantees them a publisher, PR, and books sales. It isn’t fair to authors who have poured their heart and soul into their work. Read his cogent and convincing argument here.
Mike recently held a contest to create an new acronym for his cause, because he didn’t like the sound of BCCBA (Boycott Celebrity Children’s Book Association). And lo and behold, my entry—HACKS (Humans Against Celebrity Kid Stories)—was the winner! But let me tell you, I was up against some tough competition—click here to read the other excellent entries.
So that’s Brag #1. Now for Brag #2.
Another author, legionwriter, just completed a fiction series called “Unlike Our Waking Lives.” It’s a surreal, creepy tale that I highly recommend. Click here to read the first part and proceed from there. By Part 3, I speculated on where I thought the story was going next. But it was so eerie and cryptic, it could have gone anywhere, really.
This concludes today’s brag. Thank you for humoring me. Now go visit their blogs.