Thursday, December 16, 2010

The First Annual Woody Awards!

Seeing as how this is the season for giving thanks and spreading joy, I’d like to use this forum to publicly thank some people (not already listed in my book's credits) who have gone above and beyond with helping me promote it by presenting them with the coveted Woody Award.

The Woody is given semi-regularly to those who deserve it  A select few have received my Woody, and so far there have been no complaints.  So, with no further adieu, I’d like to give a Woody to…

James Barraford! 

I have never met the guy, but he’s been a staunch supporter of my book since it came out. He’s Twittered about it, shared it on facebook, reviewed it on Amazon, and I’m pretty sure he’s even read it! As far as I'm concerned, he could have stopped there and still won - but I’ve seen James champion many causes for other people as well. He’s helped my nemesis Renee search for her missing cats. He’s praised the good folks at Sunflower Farms. He’s a proud fan of minor league sports. And he even likes Canada! He just seems like an all-around good guy and strong supporter of the underdogs (and cats) out there. The world needs more people like him. So thank you James, and enjoy your Woody.

PS - stay tuned for some rather unusual upcoming events. I have several potentially embarrassing (for me) things in the works, all aimed at promoting the book. The first is scheduled for Jan. 10th, where I will be performing a one-man show (with the help of two other men) at the Huntington Street Café. It’s based on a short story that I wrote (available here). There will be two performances: 6:00-7:30 and 8:00-9:30. Tickets are $5 and there will be a cash bar (beer and wine.)

That is all for now. Be sure to check back on Tuesday to see who walks away with the next Woody


  1. I've spent two days trying to come up with something to say about James' award. Congratulations??