Remember that the deadline for the first anthology is March 31st.
This project is really amazing. I thought we would open up the submission process and get a shit-ton of ‘No-shit-there-I-was’ stories, but that hasn’t been the case. The reality is so bizarre: these war-hardened, steely-eyed killers have given me poetry and humorous stories more than anything else. It makes complete sense when I think about it. The biggest surprise of all is how well put together these stories and poems are. Many of them have brought tears to my eyes.
The anthology will be out at the beginning of this summer and it will be called ROUGH MEN STAND READY. This is after the quote that is attributed to both Orwell and Churchill. It is also the quote I have tattooed to the inside of my right forearm. This will be the first of a series and with it will come readings up and down the I-5 corridor in the NW. I will do everything in my power to make that grow across the country and those of you who know me know I am a tenacious and determined man.