John McDaid is a mensch...

When I say John McDaid, I mean the John McDaid who blogs tirelessly about Rhode Island politics, who writes science fiction so well he won the Theodore Sturgeon Award for short fiction with his first sale, "Jigoku no mokushiroku", in 1995, and with whom I hang out for one week a year at the Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts on the Toronto Islands. When our mutual friends Cory Doctorow and Alice Taylor got married last year, John wrote them this story, (Nothing But) Flowers, and you can read it for free.

Yesterday, he also gave me and my story collection Monstrous Affections a very kind shout-out on his blog, which you can read right here.

Thanks, John!