September 17, 2012

News and Announcements

Time for a general update.

First off, thanks so much to all of you who prayed for my friend Andrew this past week. Your prayers were heard and answered. Andrew is up and around and, most importantly, in great spirits. The first night after the accident was really tough for him emotionally, but God has given him abundant peace and a great attitude about the loss of his finger. He even says he'll be playing his viola again by Christmas, using his little finger in place of his ring finger. His optimism says a lot about the power of prayer!

Second: I'm now on Pinterest! At the insistence of several friends, I took a long hard look at it and discovered that it is an amazing source of inspiration, ideas, and a great place to collect and organize my favorite photos and art with ease. So, I'm now a member! Click Here to visit my page or follow me!

Third: Saturday, September 22, is Hobbit Day. Of course the day will be observed here at the Lair, but I thought I'd mention it in advance too, in case some of you weren't aware it was coming up. Some friends and I are planning a Hobbit-themed picnic in observance of the day. I'll try to make sure some pictures get taken and shared!

Fourth: Thanks so much to everyone who chimed in with their opinions and preferences regarding the choice of a teaser for the upcoming Son of the Shield book trailer. If you haven't voted yet, it's not too late, so please Click Here to see the options being considered and share your thoughts! So far, the opinions already offered in your comments along with those offered personally by friends and family have added up to nothing conclusive, unfortunately. The camps are pretty evenly divided. Hmm... perhaps there should just be multiple/alternate trailers? (Feel free to share any thoughts on the matter in the comments.)

And lastly, I thought I'd leave you with something that just made me smile:

Just too good not to share. : )
Get your week off to a great start, everybody!


  1. 'Keep Calm. The Mayans were simply counting down until the Hobbit movie.' That's hilarious! I love things like that :D :D
    I think that the trailer is ultimately up to you. As my writing friends and I say to each other, You=author ;)
    If you want my own, humble opinion, however, I think you could make three different trailors and release them some time apart, with other things in between. That way it would sort of be like they do with movie trailers, building on the one before with some new information or different angles. But I think we'll be happy with whatever you choose :D
    And I'm so glad about your friend! I can't really imagine loosing a finger like that . I'm glad that he's doing so much better.

  2. Hmmm. The Mayans were smarter than we thought. : )


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