Saturday, January 17, 2009

Suddenly, I'm Popular

Well, some very good stuff is happening around the web for me today. And I just have to share.


Sidney Williams, one of my longest running friends in the writing biz, is starting up a podcasting series called Fear on Demand. His first "episode" is a horror story by me called "Thief of Eyes," and it's online now. You can find it from the link to Sid's site, which you should check out, or directly at Fear on Demand.

Also, David Cranmer has posted the next installment of his excellent webzine called Beat to a Pulp. It's a noirish story by me called "Whiskey, Guns, and Sin." You can check it out from David's blog page, or through the direct link to Beat to a Pulp.


Finally, Shauna Roberts, a friend of mine who used to live nearby in Louisiana, has been kind enough to award me the Prémio Dardos award. According to Shauna's post, here is the purpose of the award:

The Prémio Dardos is given for recognition of cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web.

Thanks very much to Shauna. I really appreciate you thinking of me.


OK, enough about me. Enjoy your weekend!

60 comments:

Leigh Russell said...

Get you, Charles. That's all very cool. There are clearly many people out there who admire your work, with good reason from what I've read.

Miles McClagan said...

Congrats on all your well earned success! All that happened to me was someone bought me a Mars Bar!

Christina said...

Wow, that's great! I'll swing by and take a look at that. Your title intrigues me... I like being scared.

Sidney said...

Thanks for the links! I'm going to pass word about the Noir piece on to QuasarDragon for his blog. Great award from Shauna too!

Elaine Ash said...

Charles, you are an example of a lucky guy. The harder you work, the luckier you get. Funny 'bout that. Congratulations on all your good news.
Elaine Ash

Scott said...

Charles,

Nice to see you get some recognition for your work. Good job!

Hope your weekend is going good. Take care!

Charles Gramlich said...

Leigh, thank you.

Miles, chocolate is good.

Christina, I really enjoy good titles.

Sidney, thanks. And thanks for recruiting me for the podcast. I think it came out very nicely.

Elaine, thanks for the kind words. I appreciate them.

Scott, I've got a long weekend since I'm off Monday and Tuesday both. Gonna enjoy it.

Cloudia said...

Congratulations

Well deserved, too, i'm sure.
Aloha-

the walking man said...

I think the Award was a two bagger so...HOME RUN! Congratulations Charles.

Middle Ditch said...

Cool!! Well done!! I'll have a look (listen)

Marsha said...

nicely done...I'm sure everything is well deserved. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Cloudia, thank you.

Mark, Home run? Do I have to walk the bases now? lol.

Middle ditch, the listening part should be right down your alley ;)

Marsha, thank you, and thanks for visiting.

Greg Schwartz said...

congrats, Charles! Fear on Demand sounds pretty cool.

Merisi said...

So good to read about all the good news, Charles! Congratulations on the award, well earned!

Your post also features a word, webzine, which is new to me. Clever and whimsical, for "the place where goods are stored" nowadays! :-)

Randy Johnson said...

I really enjoyed the Beat To A Pulp story. Haven't got to the Fear On Demand yet. But I will.

Tom Evans said...

Amazing stuff! It must be satisfying just have all those pieces of work out there in the public domain, being noticed!

Steve Malley said...

Congrats, buddy, on the whole trifecta!

laughingwolf said...

wow... grats on all fronts, charles

will check out your tales asap....

steve said...

Congratulations, Charles. You deserve it

Mary Witzl said...

Good for you, Charles -- congratulations! I like what Elaine says about luck...

ARCHAVIST said...

You deserve the award, mate. And I'm off to check out the podcast

Shauna Roberts said...

As your popularity skyrockets, I hope you'll still associate with your blogging friends.

Rick said...

Charles, I am so happy for you! Congratulations. Like Middle Ditch, you're officially now an icon of the blogging world.

Charles Gramlich said...

Greg, thanks. Yes it is pretty cool.

Merisi, I didn't make up that word. I wish I had. It seems a pretty accurate title, though.

Randy, I'm glad you liked the story. I wanted something with non-stop action.

Tom Evans, it's always good to be read. Thanks for dropping by.

Steve Malley, thanks. Much appreciated.

Laughingwolf, I hope you enjoy.

Steve, thanks much.

Mary Witzl, I appreciate that.

Archavist, I hope you enjoy.

Shauna, considering these two pubs are basically because of blogging friends I think I'll "have" to remember everyone. lol.

Rick, lol. I've never been called an icon before. Wow!

laughingwolf said...

i did, charles, both are superb :D

NAVAL LANGA said...

I have come to your blog from Mr. Travis Ervin's Blog.

I have read some of your posts and would like to revisit.

If you like reading short stories from an Indian writer, then a visit to my blogs would be an interesting one for you.

Naval Langa
SHORT STORIES by NAVAL LANGA
Another Interesting Blog
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Erik Donald France said...

Nice synergizing, man -- and well deserved kudos!

Hope you have fun o'er the next two days, too, and beyond.

jennifer said...

Congratulations on the spotlight and on the award. It's always nice to realize that folks think highly of you!

Have a great week Charles.

Wil said...

Greetings old friend!

Wil Harrison.com

etain_lavena said...

YAY, thats fantastic....:)

BernardL said...

All good news, Charles. :)

Randy Johnson said...

Thief of Eyes was good also!

pattinase (abbott) said...

Congrats on all fronts. You deserve a little credit now and then. Loved the story on BTAP, btw. You do have a way with words.

Beth said...

Charles,

I just found your blog through Bernard. I've been in your neck of the woods for the past two weeks, in Covington (my husband and I traveled here for surgery on his inner ear). Although I haven't gotten to Abita Springs, I really like this area. Congrats on your publications.

Lauren said...

Congrats! That is awesome!

Also, Fear on Demand sounds very cool. I am going to go listen to your "Theif of Eyes" right now. What a neat title.

Avery DeBow said...

Whee! What a great time to be Charles! Not that you don't deserve every single bit of it. I'm heading over to Sidney's site now.

Charles Gramlich said...

Laughingwolf, very glad you enjoyed.

Naval Langa, I’ll check out your blog. Thanks for visiting.

Erik, when it rains it pours seems an appropriate comment here.

Jennifer, thanks. I have a couple days off this week so it’s ideal.

Wil, hey dude. I was wondering where you’d been. Good to know you’re still alive.

Etain, thank you.

Bernardl, yes, a good day for me.

Randy, glad you liked it. The reader had a great voice for that. Seemed to fit a biker character.

Pattinase, thanks. That means much coming from someone whose work on BTAP was so outstanding. You set a high bar.

Beth, thanks for stopping by. I hope your husband’s surgery goes or has gone well. Abita Springs is much smaller and less busy than Covington but it’s all in a pretty nice area.

Lauren, thanks for visiting. Good titles are very important to me. They really help me organize stories.

Avery, I should talk about myself like that in the third person. What a great time to be Charles. Lol.

ivan said...

...Visually oriented, I suppose.

Pic: "Leon Russel", cool piano man look- alike.
And unlike Russell (I don't know his religion) You can not only ride a hog but you can eat one.

Avery DeBow said...

I had to come back after listening to "Thief of Eyes" to gush at you how in awe I am at your skills. Your talent at setting the scene with so few words has me gathering my jaw from the floor. Seriously, "lush" doesn't even begin to cover your descriptions.

Charles Gramlich said...

Ivan, I like mostly every part of the pig to eat, except the hooves and brains.

Avery, you're making me blush. Thanks for the compliment.

Paul R. McNamee said...

Charles - I enjoyed "Whiskey, Guns, and Sin." Quite the romp!

I'll need to check out the audio tale from home when I have more time.

Michelle's Spell said...

Congratulations! You're the hardest working man in the blog business! And writing and teaching . . . How the hell do you do it all? Happy MLK day!

Smokestack Jones said...

Hi Charles,

Thanks for the kind word for my reading of "Thief of Eyes." I enjoyed doing it. Of course, I had a beautifully evocative and atmospheric story to work with. Here's hoping I'm licky enough to work with you again. Thanks.

-SJ

Lana Gramlich said...

Congratulations, baby. You deserve every prop. :)

Miladysa said...

Congratulations x 3.

I like Sidney's podcast idea. I visited the other day directly after I read his post. I had five children running around at the time - not a great time to be listening to a podcast LOL Now that it is quiet I shall return and have another listen to your story :D

Vesper said...

Charles, it's not just suddenly. You very much deserve it for your wonderful work and for your wonderful presence on yours and others' blogs. Congratulations!

I'm off to read those goodies. "Thief of Eyes" - wow, what a title! :-)

Heff said...

Charles, does any bad shit ever happen to you ? Lol !

writtenwyrdd said...

Cool stuff, Charles. I'll have to check the stories out when I have time.

writtenwyrdd said...

I also award you a Kreativ Blogger award, which comes with a short meme. You can find the details on my blog.

Charles Gramlich said...

Paul, glad you liked it. Definitely wanted it to be long on action.

Michelle, thanks. Well, one of those stories wasn’t newly written so it’s not as much as it seemed. I do keep busy, though.

Smokestack Jones, and thank you. Your voice was just perfect for the main character.

Lana, no you.

Miladysa, yes, reading is such a different experience from listening. I find it hard to cut out too many distractions while listening.

Vesper, thank you. There are a lot of good blogs out there to visit.

Heff, Yeah, I run out of beer at the house on occasion.

Writtenwyrdd, thank you very much. I’m headed out on my blogging rounds pretty soon so I’ll see your blog. Thanks for thinking of me.

jodi said...

Dear Charles, Congrats on the Triple Crown/Hat Trick. You Rock!

JR's Thumbprints said...

It's kind of late and I need my beauty rest, but I'll have to check-out that podcast (perhaps tomorrow).

Hey, can you do something about Lana? She said that I can be downright creepy. Just kidding of course.

Charles Gramlich said...

Jodi, thankee.

J. R., as for Lana, she married me so she must think creepy is OK.

Barrie said...

Congrats on your award, Charles!! And I'm off to read your short story. Thanks for providing the link.

Mimi Lenox said...

Awards, awards, awards. You deserve 'em all! Congrats!

Charles Gramlich said...

Barrie, Mimi, thanks very much. I appreciate the kind words.

Kate S said...

Wow, Charles. Just went to Sidney's site. Very cool - great story, too.

Charles Gramlich said...

Kate, thank you. I appreciate that.

Paul Brazill said...

Whisky, Guns & Sin is smashing!

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