Gordon Van Gelder
|Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2005 - 09:05 am: |
Who was that guy on the cover of Parade this week?
|Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2005 - 09:39 am: |
i don't know, but he doesn't make much money.
|Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2005 - 01:52 pm: |
That was me, and my photographically enhanced gigantic anvil of a chin!
|Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2005 - 02:08 pm: |
I saw that this morning. Congratulations on the publicity! How did it happen?
|Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2005 - 05:40 pm: |
I feel like an idiot but what's Parade?
Whatever it is, congrats Nick ;-)
|Posted on Sunday, March 13, 2005 - 10:56 pm: |
Ellen, Parade is a rather dumb magazine that is part of the Sunday supplement of many Sunday papers. In NYC, Parade is part of The Daily News, and also Long Island's Newsday (thanks to cost-cutting, which eliminated Newsday's own Sunday mag years ago.) It's in enough papers that it basically has millions of readers, or at least cover-lookers.
I'm one of a zillion people on the cover of the annual "What People Earn" issue, along with blackjack dealers and Spongebob Squarepants and Condeleeza Rice.
Scott, they actually take volunteers. See:
From MUG's amazon ranking shooting up 320,000 points this morning, looks like I sold a few books from it too.
|Posted on Monday, March 14, 2005 - 05:27 am: |
I didn't know that they took volunteers.
I wonder -- do you think that the words "horror writer" were more attractive to them than just "writer?" A part of me thinks that "horror" is what attracted them -- it sounds much more interesting to a general reader, I think.
|Posted on Monday, March 14, 2005 - 10:37 am: |
Yes, pitching myself as a horror writer was all my secret plan to get their attention. I decided to volunteer after seeing Lea Hernandez, the comics creator, listed last year.
|Posted on Monday, March 14, 2005 - 11:48 am: |
Thanks, Nick. I don't read The Daily News, which is why I'm not familiar with the insert.
|Posted on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 01:34 am: |
"He is included in a diverse group, including teen actress Lindsay Lohan ($10 million) and Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice ($180,000), horror writer Nick Mamatas ($18,500) who kind of looks the part, NBA star LeBron James ($21 million) and martial arts teacher Ana Hotaling, 39, of Ann Arbor, Mich. ($12,000)."
|Posted on Friday, March 18, 2005 - 09:48 am: |
Dissed by Alabama, our third ugliest state!