I won the lottery back in 1999.
Not money, nothing that easy. No, instead I was the creative director who managed to snag Benjamin Wallace into the employ of our national ad agency and put him to work as a copywriter.
And did it ever pay off.
Ben and Patty Wallace are two of the most talented, creative people I know. Patty, Ben's wife, designed the cover for Above Reproach. She's an art director--a damn good one--and she freelances on the side. She's done a number of covers. If you know a writer who needs a top-shelf cover, contact her (I linked on her name).
Ben wrote and published his first book exactly one year ago today--and today he's put it up for a free download as a celebration.
And again, it's FREE today (1 May 2012).
I found myself chuckling out loud enough that the wife banished me to the easy chair in the living room at night (can't read this one in bed). I'd get up to get another soft drink and find that I had a big grin on my face.
Reading is supposed to allow us to escape, to breathe in, to relax. . . to forget for a while. We have enough crap going on around us right now what with politics, despot leaders (in other countries, too), poor economy, skyrocketing gas prices, etc etc.
How about something fun? Download Post Apocalyptic Nomadic Warriors today, FOR FREE, and read it at your leisure. Good stuff.
Oh and by the way--Ben and Patty are part of our group. They're gun-owners and patriots. They're traditional parents. They had guns before they had children, and guess what? When they started a family, they didn't give up the guns "for the children's safety."
They got a gun safe. They know Eddie Eagle and the routine for their oldest boy should he, or a friend, come across an unattended firearm: Stop. Don't touch. Leave the area. Tell an adult.
The Wallaces are our kind of people. Download Ben's book today and enjoy it.
We're gun owners. We take care of our own.