Jim C. Hines (jimhines) wrote,
Jim C. Hines
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Happy Birthday to Me

Quick announcement: I'll be at Schuler Books in Eastwood on Thursday the 17th at 7:30, reading from Goblin War [Amazon | Mysterious Galaxy] and signing whatever folks put in front of me. If you'll be in the Lansing area, please feel free to stop by and say hello!

And now, on with the entry. Let's see ... my house smells like birthday cake, and my MySpace page is flooded with comments. It must be birthday time! :-)

Birthdays have been strange for me in recent years. Friends and family get frustrated because I don't give them any ideas for birthday presents. The thing is, I honestly can't think of anything. I'm 34 years old. I've got a great family, a home that doesn't currently leak, and the best job in the world. (We're talking about the writing here ... though I'm quite happy to have a day job that covers the mortgage and our health insurance.)

My agent already sent me a present, passing along the on-signing part of my advance for Mermaid's Madness and Red Hood's Revenge. I suspect there will be a kid-made card or two waiting for me when I get home. All in all, I've got everything I could ask for, and life is good. Those things I do still want aren't really things anyone can give. (A cure for fibromyalgia would be a nice start.)

So, what do I want for my birthday? How about this: I want everyone to go out and give a book to someone who needs one. Could be a used book you know you're never going to read again. Could be a new one. (I hear there's a fun goblin trilogy out.) Spread the love, and tell 'em it's a birthday wish from some weird author guy on LiveJournal.

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