Award-winning author A. Lee Martinez is celebrating his birthday on January 12 and he proclaims it to be A. Lee Martinez Day!! (don't forget the two exclamation points!). To celebrate, here's his checklist of things you can do:
But one of the best gifts you can give a writer is to check out his books:
Contemplate the universe. It's big. It's mostly empty. And you are just an insignificant blob of protoplasm on a mote of dust hovering around an unremarkable star. Accept it. Then give the universe the finger and decide to do something with your tiny sliver of time.
Love, Learn, and Live. Not necessarily in that order.
Kiss your boyfriend / girlfriend / wife / husband / drunk you picked up at a bar / cute hobo. I'm single and will in all probability be so for a long, long time. But just because I'm not getting any action that doesn't mean you can't!
Watch a monster movie. Godzilla, Gamera, Tremors, It Came From Beneath the Sea, The Relic, King Kong (the original or Jessica Lange remake only for the love of the Robot King!) The choice is yours.
Imagine all the people living in a perfect world. Y'know the world I'm talking about. The one with giant mutant dinosaurs battling space mutants!
There's Gil's All Fright Diner which won the Alex Award.Oh, and if you visit my blog on January 12, 2008, you get to read my interview with him!
In the Company of Ogres which I've read and is something I recommended you read.
A Nameless Witch which is his latest book.
Or you can pre-order his soon-to-be-released book The Automatic Detective which comes out in February 5, 2008.