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Friday, November 30, 2007

It's official

And now I'm more humbled than I was before. Coach announced the Editorial Team today for the second edition of Coach's Midnight Diner.

Back when Moses was in charge of handling all the issues that the children of Israel were wrestling, his father-in-law Jethro told him, "What the hell do you think you're doing? You're wearing yourself out, man! Go get some help!" Ok, so that's an official Coach Culbertson paraphrase, but the intent is the same. Being a relatively smart man, I decided to take Jethro's advice and recruit from the Diner alumni some colleagues to help man the kitchen of this strange out-of-the-way place.

Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to introduce you to some new members of the Coach's Midnight Diner Editorial Team:

  • Kevin Lucia - Author of "The Way Station" from the first edition of the Diner, providing wit and speed for the team-
  • Mike Duran - Author of "Polly's Muse" from the first edition, solving for the experience and wisdom side of the Diner equation-
  • Melody Graves, Author of "The Looking Glass" from the first edition, will be stepping up as our new Layout Editor -
  • and of course, your friendly neighborhood fry cook, Coach Culbertson
Providing heart for the team, awwww man. That makes me all weepy and sappy. Although, it also feels a little like that famous quote from the writer I adore: "People think that I must be a very strange person. This is not correct. I have the heart of a small boy. It is in a glass jar on my desk."

All joking aside, I am humbled like you wouldn't believe to be asked to be invited to the Diner, to have coffee with these amazing people. In my head, I list the reasons I shouldn't be invovled. The main one is always the fact that I don't feel qualified. I doubt that I'll ever feel like I deserve to be given a chance such as this, but I have, and I'm more grateful than words could express.

Head over to the read the full announcement and then get to writing and submitting! There are some great new categories as well as fabulous returning ones.

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Heather said...

Congrats! Yay for Mich!
So when someone says to a horror writer that you bring heart to the team, dare I ask where that heart comes from?

Mike Duran said...

Congrats, Michelle! Looking forward to working with you.

Jennifer Tiszai said...

Grinning at H's comment. Well, there was a deer hanging in the tree in their yard....

And, Mich, get over it. You're more than qualified and you'll be an asset to the team. Can't wait to see what great stuff you guys come up with.

Michelle Pendergrass said...

Thanks everyone!! :)

michael snyder said...

Yep, I agree with all of them. Congrats...big ones. They're lucky to have you (and vice versa of course).