Tuesday, September 11, 2007

September Updates

I was interviewed today by Ann Gilbert for Inside Northside Magazine. They’re doing a feature on “Writers of the North Shore.” This means the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. New Orleans and its suburbs are on the south shore, and the two areas are connected by the Causeway Bridge, which I blogged about yesterday. If it hadn’t of been for Lana and the wonderful folks at the Abita Springs Library, Ann probably wouldn’t have found out about me. So I thank them for keeping my name out there. I’m going to officially name Lana my publicist. I hope she doesn’t ask for a raise, although going from nothing to something might not require a huge layout of cash for me. Maybe I can pay her in dinners at Trey Yuen restaurant. She loves eating there. As do I.

Inside Northside is a very nice, slick production and Ann told me it is mailed to 40,000 homes as well as distributed to local libraries and such. That’ll be more people than have ever seen one of my short stories or novels, I would imagine. Oh well, I suppose soon the paparazzi will be following me around. Fame! It’s just so demanding.

In other news, I’ve added quite a few new links to my blog. Unified Sci Fi forums is a site where folks come to discuss SF, Fantasy and Horror. I’ve probably mentioned that I’m the horror moderator there. To my links on the “Louisiana Connection,” I’ve added “Ms. Mentor’s Column.” This is the work of Emily Toth, a professor at Louisiana State University who is also in my writing group. Ms. Mentor dispenses advice to troubled and not so troubled academics, often with an edge of acerbic wit. There are a bunch of new folks added at the bottom of my “Blogs” link. These are folks whose blogs I visit and who have been visiting here. I’ll try to put up a more writing related post tomorrow.


Erik Donald France said...

Excellent news, Charles -- congrats! And thanks also for Emily Toth and her link. It's all very cool. Paparazzi, watch out, indeed!

Angie said...

Congrats for the interview, that's great! Pretty soon you'll have to do the sunglasses-and-ball-cap thing whenever you go out in public. :D


Brandon said...

You already have the sunglasses. So the ballcap should be suffucient. Congratulations, and best of luck!

Lisa said...

Congratulations to you Charles. With a circulation of 40,000 you are bound to be recognized by strangers and you have to promise to tell us about it when it happens.

Brandon said...

By the way, thaks for ading me to the blog link...

the walking man said...

See hard work, persistence and, a good publicist do pay off. Have your body guards wear black ski masks , that way no one will know who beat the crap out of the paparazzi.

If you really want to keep your name out there though, go clubbing like you're 17, shave your head in public and keep an umbrella handy.

oh yeah have two kids and forget how to dance like you're having sex wouldn't hurt either and neither would a few DUI's.

I always wanted to be interviewed so I could say "shit" a hundred times in a two hundred word article.

Congratulations Charles


Bernita said...

The momentum builds and builds.
Congratulations, Charles.
So cool!

Michelle's Spell said...

Congratulations -- the fame will be tough to accept, but you're the man to do it! As for Lana being your publicist, hey, I think that's a great idea. John Irving married his agent! Thanks for the Emily Toth link -- I saw her speak at UNT once and she was brilliant.

AvDB said...

That's a fairly wide distribution. Congrats! Just try and remember us tiny ones when you rocket to superstardom.

Lana Gramlich said...

Yay, I have a client! I've never had a client before! I'll take 100% off the bottom--if you know what I mean. ;) (Always glad to help, baby.)

Charles Gramlich said...

Thanks, Erik. Yeah I'm liable to go all Tommy Lee on the paparazzi if they aren't careful.

Angie, thanks. Yep, I've got some sunglasses and a couple of caps. And I dress shabbily anyway.

Brandon, no problem on adding your link. I've got a cowboy hat too.

Lisa, I certainly will, at least the first 500 times it happens. LOL.

Mark, yes, ski masks and I figure I'll get me a black stretch hummer with tinted windows.

Bernita, my momentum is like a tidal wave in a kiddie pool but I guess that' better than nothing.

Michelle, yes, Emily is a great speaker.

Avery, I'll try. My rocket is still earthbound at the moment of course.

Lana. Wink wink. See you at home this evening sweetness.

James Burnett said...

Kudos on the interview. Always nice to be recognized for your work.

And I've told a buddy of mine to check out your blog. He's a great sci-fi writer in the making, but he needs the kind of encouragement that can only come from seeing other people with a similar writing interest thrive.

Keep up the good work.

Charles Gramlich said...

Thanks for stopping by, James. I hope your friend does too.

Travis Cody said...

Congratulations on the interview. And thanks for the link!

RK Sterling said...

Cool beans. :)