Sunday, August 24, 2008

Let's Hear It For One Of The Good Guys

People who do rotten things generally make the news, so it is nice to run across someone who does something good for no other reason than they feel it's the right thing to do. One of these persons is one of the best writers in the horror business, who made a commendable announcement this week. From this point forward, all small-press profits from Clegg's will be contributed to charities "out to shepherd the world a bit" and to programs to mentor aspiring writers. You can read the full text of Clegg's announcement here. This is an extremely generous gesture, since contrary to popular opinion, writers are usually not filthy rich.

Douglas Clegg has long been one of my favorite writers, and actions like these just encourage me to buy his books even more. If you haven't read Clegg's work, I recommend you give the Harrow House series a try, and remember if you buy any of his work from a small press, money is going to good causes.


John Hornor Jacobs said...

Boy, I wish I knew about this before I shelled out the grand to go to Borderlands.

Maybe he will mentor me. Doubtful.

KentAllard said...

He could do a lot worse.

John Hornor Jacobs said...

When I'm big money and famous, I will only mentor hot chicks with literary aspirations. And smoking hot bods with round heels.

So it is written. So it shall be done.

KentAllard said...

LOL. Sounds like you have a plan. Just one question: does your wife do a lot of internet surfing? 'Cause if she sees this, it's way to hot right now to sleep in your car.