Because you were probably thinking, “Hey. It’s been a few days since Dayton said or did something so ridiculously self-serving and shameless.”
I’ve got you covered, folks.
With summer vacation season once again upon us, it’s occurred to me that I’m just not bugging you people enough, or insinuating myself into the fabric of your everyday lives to the level that properly amuses me. Hey, I’m a writer and as such lead a largely solitary existence. I need cheap thrills and entertainment just like everyone else. Porn only gets you so far, and ice cream always runs out.
So, why are we here? Several years ago, I was inspired by a an e-Mail I received from a reader who had happened across a copy of In the Name of Honor, my first Star Trek novel from way back in 2002. She found it sitting on a seat on the bus she rode home from work that day. This, coupled with something the wonderful Wil Wheaton had put into motion earlier that same year gave me the idea to bug my readers in an odd way.
Here’s the deal:
If you’re reading this and planning to take one of my/mine and Kevin’s books with you to read (paperback or e-Book edition), let’s see some pictures! Have Anna or Elsa pose with it at Disneyland. Stick it in the shark’s mouth at Universal Studios. Lean it up against that sandcastle your kid’s building on the beach. Hand it to a stripper or Hooters girl (or Tallywackers dude. We’re not so suburban, here.). Make one of my fellow writers pose with it at some other convention (profane hand gestures optional). If you live near something unique or unusual, let’s see a shot with that. Go nuts. Extra points awarded for originality as well as sheer lunacy.
Some examples from previous iterations of this exercise, as provided by readers near and far:
Those interested in playing along can post pics here (or to FB or Twitter, if you’re reading this through those venues), or e-Mail me directly. If we can get some fun responses, I’ll set up a dedicated blog post to track the entries. We’ll hold a poll to pick the best/favorite pic, and the owner(s) will get some kind of prize.
Questions? Toss ’em into the comments.
All righty then. Anybody game?