Today I'm over at SF Signal (the 2012 Hugo Award winner for best fanzine), along with a bunch of really cool authors.
We're answering the "Mind Meld" question "What authors are on your Auto-Read List?" Click here and scroll down a bit to see my choices.
Also, I'm giving away a free signed copy of QUICK FIX over on Facebook! The deadline to throw your name in the hat is Thursday, Aug. 1, at noon East Coast time.
Just click on the following link, scroll down to the pertinent post, and leave a comment:
Ta-Da! You're in. Of course, if you wanted to "like" the page while you're there, far be it from me to deter you. But it's not a requirement.
In other exciting news, I am about to become rich!
You are probably wondering how this happy fact came to be. Well, I'll tell you. It is via the following message I received on GoodReads:
FROM THE BRANCH MANAGER
ECO BANK PLC.
ACCRA BRANCH GHANA
My name is Mr. Samuel Adjei I am the manager of the Eco bank Accra Branch Ghana. I am a Ghanaian, married with two kids. I am writing to solicit for your assistance in the transfer of funds valued at $4,500,000.00 (four million five hundred thousand United States Dollars.) This fund is the excess of what my branch in which I am the Manager made as profit during the last annual audition. I have already submitted an approved end of the year report for the year to my head office and they will never know of this excess.
As an official of the bank i cannot be directly connected to this fund, so this informed me of contacting you for us to work for mutual benefits. I want you to assist in receiving this fund into your bank account for us Meanwhile you will have 40% of the total funds. Note there are practically no risks involved as it is going to be bank to bank transfer. All i need from you is to stand as the original depositor of this fund who made the deposit with our branch so that my Head office can order the transfer to your designated bank account.
If you accept to work with me, i will appreciate it so much. As soon as i receive your response, i will give you details on how we can achieve it successfully. You can contact me immediately via my email for the details, (redacted) thank you.
I KNOW! I could hardly believe my good fortune, either. What a truly amazing world we live in, where such amazing opportunities exist. And from such a polite man, too, if a little familiar ("Hello Dear"? Really?) for someone I've never even met.
I have no words. Fortunately, I did find a camel that expresses my real opinion of the above:
Happy Hump Day, everyone!