Saturday, June 23, 2012

Pleased To Be Included

I’m not much of a joiner. Over the years I’ve been asked to join different organizations. Many times people have tried to assimilate me into various pyramid scheme business plans, and I have always declined, usually afraid they were some secret front for the Illuminate. I think it would be funny if the dark overlords of the world funded their evil plans by selling soap suds.
When I was asked to join the Susquehanna Writers Blog I had a different reaction. I want to thank Cate Masters and all the other authors in the group for inviting me onboard. I’m not sure if they have a meeting with anonymous ballots or there is some top-secret headquarters command center where they make these decisions. If there is a top-secret headquarters I haven’t received a key yet. Just saying.
Over the years as I toiled away on my first novel, Shepherd’s Fall, now available everywhere as a trade paperback and e-book. Yes, I’m marketing my book, it is a good scary ghost story, so if you like creepy suspense…
Sorry, I digress. Where was I? Oh yeah. Toiling away at the keyboard is a solitary experience, only me and the world full of characters in my mind. It’s okay--they all know me there! As much fun as that part is--and believe me it is a blast--the other part of my writing journey has been meeting wonderful authors, many who have become dear friends.
So, although I’m not much of a joiner, when Cate sent me the e-mail I readily agreed. I am thrilled to be a part of this fine group of story tellers who do want to overtake the world of literature.


Cate Masters said...

Happy to have you, George! Looking forward to some fun ghost stories. :) And to reading your book!
And I must have forgotten to tell you about the hazing, hmmm. :)

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Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

And we're all better for having you here, George. I know few writers more supportive of other writers than you.

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Ooo you've crossed to the dark side lol. I wish you well with your new group and your book. I love a ghost story can I buy it on the kindle ?
Thanks for your comments on my blog jollyjillys
Very kind

Nadja Notariani said...

Ha! Thanks to Susan, who stopped by this week, I found Susquehanna Writers! It's great...because I live in NEPA. It would be great to all get together at some point.

George R. Appelt Jr. said...

Hi, thanks to everyone for their warm welcome. Sorry I have not responded sooner to your comments, things have been a little crazy around the Appelt household the last few weeks. I hope things are starting to level off into our regular state of crazy. By the way, yes Shepherd's Fall is available on the Kindle at Amazon, nd all other electronic formats through Smashwords. Thanks.