A BIG OLD WET SMOOCH
We started this website as a way to promote my books, sure. Not even gonna pretend otherwise. But I thought it would also be a good way to meet some folks, answer questions, trade book and movie recommendations, that sort of thing.
With Foodchain slowly being released, and with Wormfood coming out this summer, things are starting to heat up. Google sends us a report every so often, giving us some details on how the site is doing. One of the coolest things, and something that I had no clue about when we began, is that Google also tells us where in the world folks are sitting down to visit the site.
Not surprisingly, it started off with a bunch of friends around Chicago stopping by and looking around, mostly because I called ‘em and told ‘em about it. Well, forced ‘em to go to the site is probably more accurate. Lately though, it’s been growing and growing, and now I’ve got folks from other countries checking things out.
I can’t tell you how gratifying that feels. Seriously. I mean, folks from Australia, the UK, Poland, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Canada have all visited the site. And then, a few days ago, I saw that somebody in Baghdad poked around. How cool is that? I’m gonna jump right to a conclusion and assume it’s probably one of our military brothers and sisters.
This one visit, perhaps more than anything else, prompted me to write this blog and simply say thanks to everyone out there reading this. I’m honored. I hope everybody likes the sample chapters and the rest of the site.
It means a lot to me, so all of you reading this, and yeah, that means YOU pal, don’t be shy. You can also send me stuff through Facebook. I’m the guy with the goofy shark poster for a profile picture. So drop me a line. Tell me about yourself. Ask me questions. Hell, send me your dog’s poetry.
See, I’m still having a hard time getting used to the fact that my stuff is getting published. I mean, I work at a desk that’s tucked away in a corner of the basement, usually with heavy-metal blasting. My stuff is, let’s be honest here, usually pretty ridiculous if you stop to think about it. All I’m really trying to do is to write stories that I’d like to read. And while I try to keep other readers in mind when I write, sometimes I forget or can’t believe it’s possible that there’s folks all over the world who might read the words that I hammer out at night.
Writing is pretty much a solitary endeavor. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t change that for anything.
But it’s nice to know that there’s an audience.
Many, many thanks.