16 April, 2009

Thankful Thursday

It's Thankful Thursday again, everyone. That's right. It's Thursday, and I'm here today to talk about people I not only support one hundred and ten percent, but that also inspire me with their continued dedication to doing whatever it takes to get themselves and their work out there so the world can see it.

I'd like to start today by tipping my hat to my twitter associate, sci-fi sexpunk author: The Moped Ronin, who is perhaps best known for his work on JunkDNA Fiction. Recently, he came up with a really awesome idea for some of his flash fiction. He set up an etsy store: JunkDNA Fiction and started selling handwritten flash fiction postcards on quality postcards and shipped to you straight from Japan! When he first told me he was doing this, I thought it was an awesome idea, so once the store was set up, I ordered my very own copy of "Space Patrol." Every postcard is numbered for originality, and I have to say, I've never seen neater handwriting in my life! It is definitely worth the $2.50 (USD/shipping included). The story was awesome, and now I have my very own collectible JunkDNA Fiction item. Check out the store and if you're into sci-fi sexpunk, definitely pop over to JunkDNA and check out the stories posted there.

Next, I want to take a moment to sing the praises of Nicole Ireland. Nicole and I met while working as freelancers together several months ago. Something came up that made Nicole realize it was time for her to move on to bigger and better things. Out of work in a time when the economy made it look impossible to earn a buck, Nicole started freelancing wherever she could. Since then, she has had articles published in several venues, including eHow. She is a prolific American Idol blogger, and last month she became a movie/entertainment contributor at The Examiner. I am so proud of her, you really have no idea. She is doing amazing things, and her articles for the examiner have been getting a lot of attention. If you are not already subscribed to her Examiner feed, please do. She's always got interesting things to say, and a great nose for entertainment news!

Last, but certainly not least, my friend James Melzer, author of The Zombie Chronicles, is asking for YOU, yes, you, to blurb book one of TZC: Escape, which comes to print later this year. There's still time to get your blurbs in, even if you haven't started listening to TZC yet. If you haven't, what are you waiting for? It's free, it's available on podiobooks.com and it's a good story. To find out more about what James is looking for, watch this video:

That's it for this week, three Thankful Thursday inspirations I hope you'll check out. All three of these writers are people I have the utmost respect for, and I hope you will too. Who are you thankful for this Thursday, and what have they done to inspire you?


Edward G. Talbot said...

Thanks Jenny. There are so many people in the podcasting community that have helped me with my work, but in recent weeks, both James Melzer and Seth Harwood get big kudos for their support. And both will see their books in print over the next few months. How cool is that?

Sheri said...

Thankful Thursdays is a great idea for weekly blogging :)

I have a few awards for you to pick up over at my Blog. :)

Jenny Beans said...

Thanks for dropping by, Edward. There are a lot of people who are just so incredibly giving and helpful. I'm grateful to be a part of this incredible storytelling movement. It's very cool! I'm glad you took a moment to let me know who inspires you and why.

Thank you, Sheri. I will pop over and check it out. :)

Helen Ginger said...

I like your idea of Thankful Thursdays. Thanks for the introduction to these people.


Jenny Beans said...

Thanks for stopping by, Helen. I can't take credit for Thankful Thursday. :) I borrowed that clever idea from James Melzer.

Nicole Ireland said...


Thank you for the very, sweet mention. I can't help but feel I'm undeserving of the compliments you give me. I wouldn't be where I am today without you. My success is because of your belief in me.

I have to agree though that the Thankful Thursday idea is a great one. It's always nice to take time and thank others that have inspired you in some way. It can really brighten a person's day.