Thursday, January 5, 2012

Some News, Some Not

I made my first "sale" of the new year on New Year's Day. Considering the lack of material I have in the wild, I'm chalking it up as a "New Year's Miracle". "Jumping In" will appear in Dark Moon's forthcoming charity anthology, Slices of Flesh. The cover art is provided by Mike Mignola of Hellboy fame with Dave Stewart doing the color work. Yes, it's pretty awesome. Check it out at Dark Moon Books. The TOC is stacked with some big names in the industry, too. 

On the home front, Max has a diagnosis. We're currently seeking a second opinion. I believe healthcare, like any personal service, should involve choice. Doctors--while much more knowledgeable about medicine than me--are not experts on my kid. (It makes a parent a tad uncomfortable when the diagnosis changes in a week simply based on an offhand comment made to the doctor... Just sayin'.)

Dead Lands: Pass the Ammunition is coming soon. Like next Monday soon.

Stay tuned.

9 comments:

Katey said...

Best wishes and vibes for Max. Second opinions -- yes, I love them, too.

Love that cover, and congrats on the sale!

Daniel W. Powell said...

You're definitely doing the right thing by getting another look at it, Aaron. The importance of paying attention to intuition can't be overstated. The doc might have it right, but caution is also important.

My thoughts are with you guys, and congratulations on the nice story placement!

Aaron Polson said...

Thanks, Katey & Daniel.

Max is feeling better--and I hope, whatever the diagnosis, we can maintain his high spirits.

Michael Stone said...

Well done on the sale, and all good vibes to Max. To all of you, in fact. It's tough when one of your kids is sick.

Cate Gardner said...

Congratulations on the sale (and so early in the year too). I hope Max is feeling 100% soon.

Tyhitia Green said...

Congratulations on your sale, Aaron!

And get a 3rd, 4th, or how many opinions you feel comfortable with. Because doctors can be wrong and they are more often than I care for!

K. Allen Wood said...
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K. Allen Wood said...

A while back, I had a doctor look at my knee, which was bothering me, and tell me I just needed to lose weight. Haha.

Just by looking at it. Amazing, huh? It wasn't swollen, bruised, cut, it was all internal, yet he diagnosed it on site. Unreal. And it's not like I'm obese here. I'm a bit overweight, sure, but I can still see my wiener!

So yeah, get a second opinion! And do your own research, too.

K. Allen Wood said...

Dammit! On sight. By sight would probably be better. Sigh...

I deleted the first comment because there were too many typos. I think this is a sign I should be in bed. Haha.