If you can’t help your friends, then what GOOD are you???
Aaron Golden (CotC to oldschool forum freaks) has been around BS since the beginning…and by that I mean genesis, folks. When I wanted to bounce early story arcs off of someone, I’d bend his ear first. When I was trying to find just the right name for everyone’s favorite troubled Arab, he brought the goods. And when I sought a respectful and gut-given chapter critique – mere hours after a new one was launched? His was the review I most craved.
So the least I can do – the most minimal of thanks, all things considered – is to trumpet his first officially published work – SWANN. Seriously – the guy got on Amazon before us (well, maybe Tobias beat him to it) , and apparently he’s already cranking through hundreds of copies and receiving generous dollops of kudos and critical acclaim!
The reviews are passionate and strong – reflecting the work within. I’ve known Aaron since this idea began to take serious root, and I’ve watched its creation literally transform him. Poetic, painful, and often profound, he has a unique style that mirrors a crystalline intellect…and a chaos-ridden heart.
I think more than a few of you can relate – this project being a blinding beacon of angst, and all – so buy the damn thing already. He deserves your fiscal support on the sheer courage and creative efforts alone.
And on a final note, peeps – Kim and I are off this weekend to the big Seattle Con‘ to spread the saintly gospel and raise a few glasses with old friends. Expect a newsletter early next week with show feedback, summer contest info (hmmmm?), and a hefty revelation or two…
Oh – and treats. Don’t forget the treats.
Word is Bond.