Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A big thank you...

*** Over the last couple years I have met so many people that have enriched my time here in this little pocket of my world, both in the fiction area and even more importantly, in life. Some are encourager's, others rain down sunshine, some push you, some lift you up. So, thanks to all these people for making my life better, some are old friends, and some are new, but most of all, they're all true...

From Editred: Shaun Jeffrey, Wanda Clevenger, Wendy Benton Parker, John, and Teri.

From Zoetrope: Shaun Ryan, Kevin Wallis, Linda Evans, Linda Manning, Sue Babcock, John Miller, AJ Brown, Steve Lowe, Bogey, Michael Louis Dixon, Boyd Harris, R.J. Cavender, Erik Williams, John Mantooth, Sam W. Anderson, Michael Pennington, Rick Taubold, Scott Gamboe, and Shanna Wynne.

From other places: Ben Eads, Grace Patri, Steve Clark, James Beach, Ken Wood, Kara McElhinny, Mercedes Yardley, Claire Nixon, David North-Martino, R. Thomas Riley, Shane Ryan Staley, Tom Piccirilli, Mark Allan Gunnells, Kaelen Patrick Burke, Bec Zugor, the CafeDoom team, Catherine Edmunds, Jason Sizemore, Maggie Jamison, Jassen Bailey, Greg Hall, Jezzy Wolfe, and Kristen Finley.

And those who've known me forever: My mom and dad, Dale and Corrie, my little brother, my dead bestfriend-Jeremy, and my best alive friend-Greg.

That is all. Count how many people add some depth to your life. I bet it's more than you expected.

***

12 comments:

John Mantooth said...

Hey, thanks for the mention, but next time would you mind not sticking me right between two losers?

Stewart Sternberg said...

It's good remembering people, and better to appreciate them in real time. I always find that I need to stop myself and take note of where I am and all the things around me that are of value.

K.Hinny said...

LEE! This was so sweet!

I admit I've had lots of help and I have many people in my life especially in the last year that have surprised and encouraged me. I thank my stars for them every day.

Thanks for the call out. You're a peach. And if you need a push then let me know, my husband tells me I'm freakishly strong.

Erik Williams said...

Thanks, Lee. This is a nice reminder of all the people who help in one's life.

Except for Mantooth. That dude sucks.

Lee Thompson said...

Cool beans. You guys are great and Erik and the John and Sam boxing matches are always fun. :)

I agree, Stewart. It's important.

And Kara, my dear, you're a sweetheart. But you're more sunshine than push. :D

Ben Eads said...

Thanks for the kind words, my friend. You are an amazing writer, Lee. We are always here for you. = )

Ben

WLC said...

I'm honored. Big smiles all around here. x -Wanda

dedo1968 said...

Aw shucks - I'm all ferklempt...you're an awesome writer, I have no doubt you're well on your way to the big time. I'm glad to know ya', and honored to be mentioned on your blog. :)

K. Allen Wood said...

Ah, Lee. You're too kind. You rock, brother!

Lee Thompson said...

Thanks for everything, Ben, Wanda, Wendy, and Ken. You guys are great! Most definitely great people!

R. Thomas Riley said...

Thanks for the mention, Lee :)

Thomas

Lee Thompson said...

No trouble, Thomas. I appreciate the chats we had via email when I was just starting out and only had a couple of non-paying writing credits. And you're a good dude. :-)