March 5th, 2011


Still hoping to sacrifice my hair in Relay for Life ...

See how I sneaked a little mention of Storm Chaser in there, in my own greedy and underhanded way?

A recent press release about this year’s Noble County Relay For Life mistakenly stated that two of the Relay committee members, Leadership Chair Ed Anderson and Promotions director Mark R. Hunter, would shave their head if the 2011 Relay raised $55,000.

$55,000 is this year’s minimum goal for the American Cancer Society event, which will be held May 14-15 at the West Noble School. However, the pledge Anderson and Hunter made was to go bare if the money raised reaches $100,000.

The idea is to give everyone – especially people who know them – an incentive to raise more money toward cancer services and research. That means reaching for an amount that does more than meet the goal by a whisker. Anderson, Work Release Coordinator for the Noble County Sheriff’s Department, and Hunter, a Sheriff’s Department dispatcher whose first novel is coming out in June, have made the bold – and bald – guarantee to save their shave until the numbers reach six figures.

It’s not the only entertainment to be found at this year’s event, and certainly not the only reason to donate toward the cause, but the two men are dedicated to supporting the Relay by showing more skin than ever before – at least, on their heads.

More information is available online at, or by contacted Sara Jackson at Jackson-
. Or, contact Ed Anderson at (260) 693-2338 or by e-mail at

Veronica Mars types on a Mac

Storm Chaser interview and short story anthology progress

I'm told that on Sunday, March 6, the Kendallville News-Sun newspaper will print an interview they did with me about Storm Chaser ...

Meanwhile, I put the Storm Chaser short stories all together into one document for the first time, after writing the first drafts of two more stories yesterday. I have ten stories, with about 14,500 words total. Now I need to see how the stories flow and whether they might need to be switched around, and I might put some new material in between the individual tales. Plus polishing, of course -- and settling on titles.