A Serious Subject:
Normally a silly guy, author Jim Hines,
, posted a serious and moving post today about a male perspective on rape and sexual assault. I think he deserves a round of applause for doing this! His honesty is refreshing. It is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and this is a topic well worth serious discussion in public forums, especially because it is one a lot of people bottle up and refuse to talk about. Women (and less often, men) who are victims of sexual abuse are often shamed into silence, and this is a real shame because they have NOTHING to be ashamed of! My hat’s off to Jim for doing such a fine job of speaking out for those who may feel uncomfortable to speak out for themselves.
Some Good News:
Eric Marin, editor of Lone Star Stories, is putting together his first anthology. Since 2004, Eric has been running Lone Star Stories paying authors from his own pocket (…and working his way through his slush piles with remarkable speed — you got to love those 1 day turnarounds!). He has put out a lot of great reading over the years, and now is our chance to give back. Run by the LSS Press website to pre-order your copy today!