Happy B-Day, Gregory Sasquatch Close!

Today is the birthday of my friend Gregory S. Close.  (Don’t ask me how old he is, because I’d just make an obscure-fiction-reference joke and say he’s 36.  Also, I don’t know.)  Those of you who have been paying close attention (not a pun, I swear)  know that he’s the person I refer to here in my blog as Loyal Reader, or LR for short.  Bestest beta-reader, etc.

Oh, yeah — he’s also the author of an excellent novel.  Almost forgot to mention that.  How silly of me…  🙂

If you enjoy epic fantasy, or you’re looking for a gift for someone who does, please consider Greg’s novel In Siege of Daylight, which is a very epic fantasy novel.

One reviewer said, “Instead of being shackled to the norms of fantasy, [the author] bends them to his own purposes, allowing things to feel simultaneously familiar and new (…) enough real wonder, enough heart and strength in storytelling that, as a fantasy fan, it may feel like you’re reading about things that you know like the back of your hand for the very first time.”

If you prefer short fiction, Greg also has a story in the fantasy anthology The Dark Beyond the Door.

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About Thomas Weaver

I’m a writer and editor who got into professional editing almost by accident years ago when a friend from university needed someone to copyedit his screenplay about giant stompy robots (mecha). Having discovered that I greatly enjoy this kind of work, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use ever since as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom. I'm physically disabled, and for the past several years, I’ve lived with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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2 Responses to Happy B-Day, Gregory Sasquatch Close!

  1. The aged author appreciates the shout out! 🙂 I wish I was writing full time right now, to keep my editor busier. Not that I ned any editing of, course.

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    • You do that on purpose, don’t you? The typos in the comments, I mean, so I can feel like my esoteric editing skills are useful to someone. Yep, you do it on purpose — I can tell. Now I have foiled your plan to… something. I don’t know. But I’m sure three’s a plan.

      *sigh* There I was, making a joke that also sorta compares you to the protagonist in a fantasy series I’m quite fond of (three guesses which one 🙂 ), and… you pretend you don’t get it. Again. Gotta stop doing that, LR, or I’m gonna think my weird sense of humor is unappreciated. You wouldn’t want me to start acting like a mundane, would you…? (For anyone who actually didn’t get it, which is probably because I do have a bad habit of throwing obscure fiction references into just about any discussion, take a look at the second indented quote in this post: https://northofandover.wordpress.com/2014/11/02/more-of-weavers-weird-sense-of-humor-now-with-book-quotes/)

      Dude, your age is still in double digits — you’re not allowed to call yourself old until you hit triples, at a minimum (rules vary by species, of course, but I’m fairly sure you’re human, joking comparison to fictional person aside).

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