I always wanted to be a gun for hire. So, when Stephen asked me to join him and my pal K.S. Brooks as a contributing author with the Indies Unlimited team, the decision was easy. I strapped on my six-shooters. And by six shooters, I mean pants.
It didn’t require any thought. Stephen and Kat are good people. I like to do the thing where my fingers make the words in my brain come out. I like to have lots of outlets for my work: blogs, stories, music, novels, graffiti – you name it, I’ve done it (except for the graffiti part).
I’ll be throwing up a few posts a week. Wait, that sounds painful and disgusting. I’ll be posting a few things a week. Stephen was kind enough to give me a lot of leeway. Until I inevitably abuse it. So, it may be an article like the one I posted recently about writer’s block (here). It may be a story like ‘She’ that was featured exclusively on IU (here). It may be a shopping list if I get desperate. Or a list of people that I need…some of you fine people to, um, pay a visit to.
Here’s the straight dope. Writing is the only thing I love that doesn’t love me back. And I love and respect it for that. I’m also a musician and know from years of experience that independent artists (writers, musicians, visual artists, etc) need to stick together. This is a great resource for writers, a good place for straight up entertainment, and a really bad place to try and sell discounted Viagra. I’m proud to be part of it. (Wanna buy some cheap Viagra?)
Stephen is a good guy. Not as attractive as some, but by some I mean me (and that’s not really fair…I mean, c’mon). Kat is an awesome lady. She works too hard. But I suppose that is charming in some way. Most importantly, they can both write like cats with their tails on fire (I have no idea what that means).
So, a big thanks to Stephen and Kat and all you lovely people out there in internet-land. I hope to contribute something other than being the smart, attractive one. But I’ll take what I can get.
One caveat. IU is a PG-13 blog which literally cuts my vocabulary in half, but I’ll do my best. And you can always find tourettes-esque rambling and ‘Live Nude Girls’ 24 hours a day on my blog at www.jdmader.com.
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JD Mader is the author of ‘Joe Café’ and a contributing author to Indies Unlimited. You can find more of JD’s writing at his blog www.jdmader.com.