In the last couple of months this site has experienced a surge in readers. Judging by the analytics, they’re coming from all around the world. Most come from right here in the US, the next from the UK and Canada, and from there the list begins to pepper the globe. I’m happy to say that I have a following in Japan. That seems odd to me, but I’ve always wanted to be able to say “I’m huge in Japan.”
I’m grateful for your attention. I know more than half of you who come here spend, on average, almost an hour reading. That means a lot to me. Now that I have your attention, I want to share it with others, so I’d like to tell you about some great writers, people who are addicted to words, who need to get them out of their head before anything else. These are writers who are passionate about what they do, and in doing it they transfer their passion into their art.
These are people who deserve it way more than I do. So, starting tomorrow, I will debut a new feature titled “Word Machines.” Every month or so, I’ll write up a feature on a writer whose work I admire. This feature could entail a review of a book, an interview, or links to their works. Ideally, these are up-and-coming writers, folks whose words you’ve probably never read. Sometimes I may feature a particular work of a more established writer. In either case, the plan is to pay things forward a bit. Call it an act of karma.
I have a list of folks I want to feature, but that list is not nearly as long as I’d like it to be, and I’m only one guy, with a finite amount of time. If you’ve read my posts over these last couple of months, you know how busy I am. My reading time is at a premium. So, this is the part where I ask for your involvement. This is where I say, “Hey, readers, recommend some writers to me. Indie, unpublished, established, whoever—just so long as they’re good.”
Shoot an email to suggestions [at] toddkeisling.com.
I’m looking forward to what you send!