There were gifts in today’s mail at the Cat Farm and Confusion Factory.
First, there was a check for the munificent sum of $29.77 from the Treasurer of the State of Maine, said sum representing a check sent to my attention at the Post Office Box in Unity, Maine, which has been closed for at least 12 years. Somehow the Unclaimed Property Division got hold of it, and contacted me via my State Representative. I filled out a form, returned it, and lo! Money in the mail.
I’d like to have a little more detail in the Story of This Check, but the above is apparently all the State thinks I can handle.
So, that’s looking like lunch out. Or maybe a viewing of Cinderella at the local theater. I don’t want to make a hasty decision, here…
Also in the mail, a sample pen for Tree and Dragon Trading (except on the pen it says “Tree Dragon Trading”), and an offer to imprint many, many more pens, all I have to do is say the word, and send a check.
It is a classy pen, though it’s a ballpoint; Shan would be pleased to have it in his breast pocket, if Shan had a breast pocket, which, of course, he doesn’t.
In Other Exciting News, the Kickstarter campaign to fund the printing of the next Girl Genius graphic novel: Girl Genius: The Second Journey, Book One, has gone live. Here’s your link.
Also, for those who share my interest in Heyer and in Austen, here’s Sherwood Smith talking in her usual cogent fashion about the differences between the two writers. Here’s your link.
Also! Monday will see the Prologue of Shan and Priscilla Ride Again go live on Splinter Universe! Watch the Skies!