Monday, April 11, 2005

Belated Linkage of the Morning~and The Southern Sweetness Award

So really quickly~I've intended for awhile to post this link from Natalie Collins' Inside of a Dog industry blog. Head on over there cos she says some really nice things about my book!

Natalie also mentions my Girlfriends' Cyber Circuit friends Joshilyn Jackson and Johanna Edwards, both of whom are tearing up bookstores as we speak. Well not LITERALLY, of course, but these gals' novels (Jackson's gods in Alabama releases in a matter of days; Edwards' The Next Big Thing is JUST EXACTLY WHAT THE TITLE SAYS) are both doing extremely well and I am so proud of them!

My other belated linkage is 80 Days for Diabetes. This group of comics and improv artists are going to raise $100,000 for diabetes research in 80 days!

PAGING ALL GEORGIANS! HEAD OVER to the Showcase Comedy Lounge, Atlanta's newest entertainment experience this Friday, April 15 at 8:30 PM. Please be aware this is an "R" rated performance! Well hot damn, why go if it's not an "R" rated performance?! Plus it's for a GREAT cause.

This is put together by Shawn Lesser, New York comic with a Southern twist!
Born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island, New York, Shawn grew up in a house full of women with his mother and two sisters. In 1998, Shawn escaped his personal female oppression and moved to the South where he knew that a 6 foot 3 inch, 230 pound Jewish investment banker would stand out.

In Atlanta, Shawn started his comedy career, delivering quick-witted "New York Comedy with a Southern Twist." Since then, Shawn has performed at numerous clubs and corporate events throughout the Southeast. Shawn's fans have called him a "true original" who is "hysterically funny" and "very down to earth." “The guy is a mix of New York Hot Dog Street Vendor and a true Southern Gentleman, bless his heart," says a friend. Having been a stockbroker for over 12 years gives Shawn a unique perspective only Martha Stewart would love.
OK, Shawn Lesser officially rocks my world. Because of Shawn's honorable words and deeds, his trustworthiness, caring and citizenship, I have given him The First Annual Martha O'Connor Southern Sweetness Award. Here's what he won:

Hey, it's the thought that counts, right?

So, my dear Georgians (and I know I have at least a few readers from that great state), head on out and support diabetes research while laughing your ass off at Shawn and the other great comics involved in this good cause.