These Friends of Mine
A good way to know me, I think, is by knowing some of those I associate with, here in Winnipeg and elsewhere. ("The Blue" is my pithy nickname for Winnipeg...that explains a lot, doesn't it?) You can begin this process by seeing my connections on social networks like LiveJournal and Twitter--though I am specifically not on Facebook, which might be the obvious first choice for a lot of people. (I'm willing to be convinced to join, but no one has succeeded in doing so thus far.) Beyond that, however, a number of close friends continue to have old-fashioned personal homepages of their own (or at least online profiles worth highlighting) which are linked below.
In the Blue
- Noelle Boyle An aspiring poet (something I can relate to)--and like myself, she is a haiku afficionado.
- Lenard Lawless A lot of time on his hands has he...even if otherwise he claims.
- Melissa Martin We're great at meeting by accident and terrible at hanging out on purpose.
- Anlina Sheng An unexpected friend who has changed my life and shown unwavering loyalty and support over the years.
- Dust Rhinos A local band, these guys are Celtic in nature.
Out of the Blue
Media Tie-In Writers
Both before and after my publication in Strange New Worlds 10, I've gotten to know a number of media tie-in writers (mostly, but not only, connected to Star Trek as well), many of whom also have homepages as charmingly retro-looking as mine:
- Christopher L. Bennett The author of many Star Trek tie-ins, including the Department of Temporal Investigations series starting with Watching the Clock, along with original titles like Only Superhuman.
- Emily P. Bloch A fellow Strange New Worlds writer, though she appeared in Strange New Worlds 9.
- Keith R.A. DeCandido A prolific writer of tie-ins, from Star Trek novels like Articles of the Federation and Q&A to the novelisation of Serenity, along with original titles like Dragon Precinct.
- David Mack The author of high-profile work in the Star Trek literary continuity such as the epic Destiny trilogy, along with original titles like The Calling.
- Steve Mollmann An academic and prolific writer of reviews who has contributed to Star Trek collections such as Shattered Light and co-wrote the novel A Choice of Catastrophes.
- Scott Pearson A writer and editor who first contributed to Star Trek in Strange New Worlds VII, but has since also appeared in Shattered Light (as well as other collections) and written the eBook The More Things Change, along with contributing to original anthologies like Space Grunts.
- Amy Sisson Yet another Strange New Worlds writer, who's appeared in Strange New Worlds VII and Strange New Worlds 8 as well as the anthology The Sky's the Limit.
- Dayton Ward A frequent Star Trek writer who started with the very first Strange New Worlds collection, then followed that up with novels beginning with In the Name of Honour and many contributions to the Starfleet Corps of Engineers and Vanguard series, along with editing Space Grunts and authoring original titles like The Last World War.
Well...I apologise, but that's it for the moment. I definitely had bigger plans when I set out to write this--no affront to any of the people already here, of course--and I'd originally written some personal observations about a number of close offline friends without homepages of their own, after getting their permission and a picture of them to put up along with my words. (See? You, too, could be up here, if you just get with the program...) There are a number of people who never got back to me to be placed on this page properly, however, so their "fifteen seconds of fame" online and your enjoyment of same will have to wait.
All I can say is that I look forward to letting the rest of you know about my other friends away from the computer...and if you're one of those friends who'd like to be mentioned, just let me know.
Smack Dab in the Middle of the Blue
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