Thank You, Northfield High!

Back in January, I mentioned that a student at Northfield High and Middle School in Vermont asked the school librarian, Cheryl Kissel, to add Action Figures to the school library catalog. I donated copies of the first three books, and this week I finally got some pics of my books in the library.

Photograph by John Duprey.
Photograph by John Duprey.

Why did it take so long? Well, according to Cheryl, “I wanted to get some with all of the books but, up until the other day, there was always at least one checked out!” I cannot ask for a more flattering explanation.

Photograph by John Duprey.
Photograph by John Duprey.

Big thank-yous go out to Cheryl, my father-in-law Ted Fullard, and a student I know only as Dan for making this happen. A bonus thank-you goes to John Duprey, who took the photos for this blog post. Go give the guy some love and check out his website.

I’ve already made arrangements to send book four to the school as soon as the print edition is ready, which should be soon. My cover artist, Tricia Lupien, is finishing up the back cover as we speak. Here’s a tease of the back cover image…

Artwork by Tricia Lupien.
Artwork by Tricia Lupien.

Finally, a cheap plug: the Kindle edition of Action Figures – Issue One: Secret Origins is on-sale for 99 cents through today, so grab it now!

The Weekend Report

While my wife was off at Arisia this past afternoon, selling all the Storied Threads things, I hunkered in to work on the latest round of revisions for Action Figures – Issue Four: Cruel Summer. I have one test-reader still unheard from, so it’s not ready for editing yet, but my hope is to have it off for its final proofread by next weekend at the latest.

I also got to work on draft one of Action Figures – Issue Five: Team-Ups, because I’m obsessive like that.

The other news from the weekend was quite the ego boost. Some time ago my father-in-law, who works at the Northfield Middle/High School in Northfield, Vermont loaned a copy of Action Figures – Issue One: Secret Origins to a student, who, I’m told, devoured it. The young man in fact loved it so much, he asked the school librarian to include it in the school catalog. That led to a donation request, which I happily honored, so now the first three books in the series are available in the school library for all to read!

Needless to say, I’m flattered and honored that this came about. It may not sound like a huge deal, but it means a lot to me, that someone loved the books so much that he wanted to share them with his friends and classmates. These are the kind of shows of support that help keep me, and other indie authors, going, so thank you!