Yesterday, the agency that my wife is working for asked her to extend for another three months, which means that we will be staying in Wisconsin through February (rather than through November)
After some family discussion, we all decided to stay. We have really enjoyed our time here, in Wisconsin thus far, and are absolutely loving the Fall Season (the changing colors of the leaves on the trees, etc) Both my wife and I were born and raised in Florida, and we have never experienced a full Fall before. (this time last year, we were in Arizona - no Fall there either)
We are a little concerned about the Winter (again, we are both from Florida) Last Winter, we were in Northern California, so we were able to experience the snow and all, but nothing like what we will be getting here! However, the current agency that my wife is working for loves her (who doesn't?) and she has enjoyed working for them. She works four ten hour shifts, so she has every Friday off, which makes for 3-day weekends, which we (the kids & I especially) love!
As an added bonus, the agency is giving my wife 10 days off (with pay) during the holidays, which rocks! So, we figure that we will brave the Winter here, and hopefully we will not freeze to death! :-)
In other news, today has been a very good day!
For those of you who may be unaware, I have been posting my horror movie reviews on "Horror Reviews" [on MySpace] for close to a year now. In that time, I have developed a friendship with the gentleman who runs the site, which has led to me getting some advance screeners of books and movies, which has been really, really cool.
Recently Scars Magazine has taken notice of his site, and today I just finished my first interview, with Two Independent Filmmakers that have worked in the horror genre, for the magazine.
(They were both extremely cool and very funny - I am hoping that I will able to post that Interview on here, so stay tuned)
Even better, I am now officially "on staff" at The Hacker's Source Independent Horror Magazine.
About five or six years ago, I met Independent Horror Author Franklin E. Wales at a Horror Convention. At the time, he had just finished his first novel, Booger (an excellent debut novel about the Boogeyman!) He has since written a second novel, Game Master, (a psychological thriller) which I enjoyed even more than Booger! Anyhow, over the years, we have kept in touch, mainly via e-mail. When, just the other day, I got a call from Frank.
Frank informed me that he has become the Managing Editor of Hacker's Source and, unknown to me, he has been following my reviews on Horror Reviews (and now, here on my Blog as well) Frank told me that he likes my style and the fact that I write/review just for the pure enjoyment of it all. Hacker's Source is currently in the process of "re-vamping" themselves, and now is the perfect time to jump on board. (I have already received some CD's and a book or two are already on the way to me, so once I have written my reviews, and after they have been published in Hacker's Source, I will post them on here, with the issue number, etc.
Needless to say, I am excited about all of the above! :-)