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Now that I’ve been back in Boston a few days and somewhat caught my breath, I just wanted to say a few words of thanks to the My Hero Project, not only for honoring THERE BE MONSTERS! but also for the great work that the Project does.
I encourage everyone to go to their site and be inspired by the stories there, including the 2011 Festival Winners (You may even find one by yours truly).
Thank You, My Hero.
When people ask, I like to say I’m a storyteller, but here in Ireland I am merely a visitor in a nation of storytellers; and here in Dublin I was lucky enough to spend the evening in the presence of Master Storyteller, Johnny Daly – and Johnny was at the top of his game. It was an enthralling evening of Fairy Tales, Folk Law and Traditional Music.
The perfect hosts for the evening were the Brazen Head, Dublin’s oldest pub, who kept me fully supplied with Guinness and piping hot Irish Stew.
Thank you, Johnny and the Brazen Head for a great evening.
I hope that everyone had a good holiday? I certainly did, culminating in another New Year’s Eve celebration with 1 million of my closest friends in downtown Boston. Unseasonably warm this time, but we managed to take in the ice-sculptures before they all melted.
Anyway, with the old year now out of the way, it’s back to business.
We have the book, fission, to finish (click on the link to read the serialized version online). There be Monsters! is heading for the film festivals and, after much too long of a delay, the next Alex and Jackie Adventure, Feathered: being a Fairy Tale, is on the starting block.
But first order of business, a couple of days later than usual, we’ll be having the facebook fan prize drawing . . . coming up in just a tick.
“You should have seen him at the Christmas Market,” said Aunt Anne. “Every chance he got, he’d be over there with a mettwurst in one hand and a glass of glühwein in the other.”
“But they’re not available all year round; you have to make the most of the opportunity,” Uncle Jim protested in self defense.
“What do you put on it?” asked Jackie.
“Oh, the same as any sausage: ketchup, mustard, sauerkraut, peppers and onions,” replied Aunt Anne. “Whatever you fancy.”
“And a pair of goggles,” added Uncle Jim. “They have a tendency to spit when you bite into them. If you’re not careful, they can take out an eye.”