Thursday, March 27, 2014

Testing, testing...

*blows dust off of blog*
*taps microphone*
*winces at feedback*

Uh, hello? Is this thing on? Can anyone hear me?


Hey everybody!

("Hi, Dr. Nick!")

Guilie Castillo Oriard, whose talent is as wide as her name is long, is participating in an A to Z Challenge over at her blog. The A to Z challenge lives over here and is a network of almost 1700 bloggers who have committed to posting one entry for every day in April except Sundays, each entry thematically linked to a letter of the alphabet. The special part about Giulie (other than her being all that with a side order of clam strips) is that her entries are centering on and around the wonderment that is Matt Potter's 2014 book project as the featured arc for her blogging activities. She will feature contributions from This Blog as well as other, more talented people, all touching on characters, themes and events from our stories in the 2014 books.

For those of you who are terminally unhip and have missed out on "2014", it is a series of 12 volumes, with one story per day, each story written by the same author on the same day each month. (The story on February 11 is written by the same person who wrote the story on January 11, and also March 11, and so forth.) Each story is self contained, but they take place within the same universe. It's a fantastically ambitious project, and is worth your support.

In other news, This Blog is quite tickled by the idea of an A to Z challenge, and is going to try to make a go of it.


  1. I can't wait until Guilie starts posting in April. Michael, thanks for reminding me of this fun endeavor.

  2. Thank you, Michael :) Heady praise for me, especially coming from a writer I admire. Your baseball series has me enthralled, and if you take into account that I've never watched a baseball game (maybe bits and pieces if I couldn't get my dad to surrender the remote), you get an idea of how much that means. Your stories remind me a bit of The Art Of Fielding--which is, in spite of the baseball "theme", one of my most favoritest books. Looking forward to the rest of your stories!

  3. Sounds like a cool idea. Looking forward to reading the stories.

  4. So great - stories, better than sliced bread! Can't wait - next week already!
    Garden of Eden Blog


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