Original Publication Date: 11/24/08
Or as they say in Sweden, “Gersh gurndy morn-dee burn-dee, burn-dee!” Quite literally, that translates into English as “Gersh gurndy morn-dee-dee burn, burn-dee”. I know. I used an online translation site.
And being that it’s the holidays, I must confess that I’m overtaken with the urge to give. “Tis’ better to give than to receive.” Of course, in my community, that’s what we call a double entendre.
Getting back to that giving thing for a moment, my publisher, in true holiday spirit, is having a sale. Yes, they’re offering my two books (and a couple of others) for 30% off! And, not being satisfied with that, they’re ALSO offering FREE SHIPPING!!! So, if you’re in the mood to give like the butch beasts you are, why not send them a copy of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to My Sexual Orientation” and “Andy Stevenson Vs. the Lord of the Loins” for Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa or Yule (if they’re not Religious-specific…and whatever a Yule is)?
They’re the perfect treat for a long winter’s night tucked into bed next to the love of your loins who’s most likely snoring anyway. And hey, this beats putting a pillow over their face because you’ll annoy them with your laughter.
And speaking of laughter, I received another book review two days ago for “Andy Stevenson Vs…” from reviewer Donalevan Maines in Outsmart Magazine (the Houston area). He states “Lots of authors attempt razor-sharp gay repartee, but Kage Alan delivers with zingers galore, dripping with sarcasm on every page.” I’ll admit, reading that not only made my night, but it also made me a little…um…firm.
In other news, my book now has a Borders BINC number, so I will be able to do signings there should the opportunity arise…and it has. Chicago will most likely be one of our first stops in 2009. In the meantime, I’ll be working on a YouTube commercial for the book over Christmas. I’m in the process of licensing a piece of music I think would be perfect for it, so I’ll keep you updated on that.
What else? Pookie and I wound the 2008 part of the book tour up in Palm Springs earlier in the month and I have to tell you, what an experience! Seriously, I was blown away. Folks there are in a perpetual good mood and everything is a complete and total non-issue. For starters, an attractive young man came right up to me when I walked off the plane and planted a kiss on me. And yes, it was Pookie, but that’s completely incidental. He’s not into public displays of affection, but something as simple as that in Palm Springs doesn’t raise an eyebrow. The gay and straight population there actually gets along and they, the folks in this little place in the middle of a desert, can’t figure out why the rest of us haven’t figured out how to make it work yet, too.
With a little luck, we’ll be visiting Palm Springs again next year…where I hope to receive yet another kiss from Pookie. A special thanx to Q Trading Co. for hosting not only me, but several other gay authors to boot. It was an honor and a pleasure to be among them. And since I’m doling out the gratitude, I’d like to again thank my Subway-commercial-staring friend Jose for accompanying me to the Indianapolis signing, Dr. Joey in the Atlanta area, Pam in Tennessee, Dr. Milt Ford in Grand Rapids, Diva Labahn in Chicago and my fearless cheerleader Christie Murphy back home here. You all inspire me to keep writing and as long as I’m not charged with crimes against humanity for it, I’ll continue to do so.
I hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving and a prosperous Black Friday when you get up far too early to shop for deals. I’ll still be in bed mulling over those double entendres…
Med vänliga hälsningar,
Kage Alan is the Mission Impossible 4 watching, Pookie-snoring listening author of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to My Sexual Orientation,” “Andy Stevenson Vs. the Lord of the Loins” and the first book in a separate series, “Gaylias: Operation Thunderspell.” He sometimes has the tendency to want to rewrite some of these older blog posts, only they really are documenting a piece of the past and should probably be left as such. Rewriting history can sometimes be very tempting.