I've been heads down for the past several weeks, racing against the clock to finish my self-imposed list of 30+ books to read prior to attending Viable Paradise in October. Since I've finally gotten ahead of the curve and almost fully recovered from a week in Las Vegas for "business" I wanted to throw down a quick post for a very good cause.
Marcus Sakey is an incredibly talented crime & thriller writer in Chicago. His work has been critically acclaimed and nominated for more awards than I can list. On top of that, he's a great guy whom I've had the pleasure of tossing back a few drinks with over the past couple of years.
He has published his collection of short stories "Scar Tissue" for ONLY $3! The reason for this is to support the Team Julian Foundation which provides funding for pancreatic cancer research.
Over at Konrath's "A Newbie's Guide to Publishing" blog (which you do read each day, right?) Sakey is interviewed by Joe and you can get more details there.
Bottom line? Seven shorts written by a talented author + helping support cancer research. All for the price of a Redbox movie rental. Can't beat that.
I don't normally like to re-post from other blogs as it feels a little too much like digital plagiarizing but this is a very worthy cause.
Write at you later.