Erm, I don’t really have anything exciting to share about myself this week.

But, I do have some SPECTACULAR NEWS to share about one of  my friends/superheroes/mentors, A. Lee Martinez.

Alex’s bestseller, Gil’s All Fright Diner, is going HOLLYWOOD. Dreamworks has attached director Barry Sonnenfeld and the scribes behind Kung Fu Panda to a movie adaptation of the novel. You can read about it in Variety.

Very cool, indeed, dear ones.

Perhaps you’ve noticed I gush (quite frequently) about DFW Writers’ Workshop. Workshop is a fab organization for writers. Scribblers of all stripes and skill levels meet every Wednesday night. Some of us are newbie novices (me) and some of us are ridiculously talented (um, that would be A. Lee Martinez.)

How many bestselling authors take the time to patiently offer critique and advice to lesser mortals? Alex does. He helps to cultivate our community of writers; he and a cadre of other awesome superfriends contribute to DFWWW in a big way.

As a flunky sidekick in training, I’m honored to be counted among their number.

Congratulations to my superfriend, Alex. His talent and hardwork brought Gil’s to this point. I’d like to think a little karmic payback hasn’t hurt, either.

Here’s a toast to my many superheroes and friends.

Who are you cheering for? Whose advice or guidance has helped you most? Tell me and I’ll pick the most amazing shoutout. I’ll send the winner a copy of Gil’s All Fright Diner. (Hey, I might even be able to grovel enough to get the author to autograph it. ) I’ll announce the winner next week.

Hungry for more? Try my recipe for Peanut Butter Superfudge. I’ve taken this sweet confection and put it on steroids.

Peanut Butter Superfudge

2 cups sugar

1/2 milk

1 1/3 cup peanut butter

1 (reg. size) jar of marshmallow creme

Bring sugar and milk to a boil; boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add peanut butter and marshmallow cream. Pour into buttered 8 inch pan.

Binge!

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Comments
  1. Jemi Fraser says:

    Wow, my writing superheroes are my crit buddies over at AQ (AgentQueryConnect). Truly amazing people who have helped me grow. They really ROCK!

    I’m crossing my fingers & cheering most right now for Calista Taylor – she’s at such an exciting point in her journey. I hope it won’t be long before the steampunk world will be entranced by VIrdis.

  2. Jemi: I have to agree with you; Ms. CT is pretty amazing. I can’t wait to see Viridis in a bookstore window!

  3. Aww, shucks!! You guys are the best!!! What would I do without you all? And Jemi, Viridis wouldn’t be where it is now if it weren’t for you and Jean. You’re truly the best crit buddies a writer could ask for!

  4. Jamie says:

    now, why is it that I don’t have an autographed copy of Gil….

    I am so gonna growl at him.

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