Here were all those highlights from 2016 that kept me away from my blog until this afternoon. You probably caught some of this if you've seen my website or follow in insta or facebook, but here we go.
First, here are my top three projects for 2017:
- A Cord of Three Strands, Book Three in the Tully Harper Series.
- An album with my good friend Andy (aka Seven River Day).
- A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help NASA preserve one of its most iconic locations.
|Boba and Jango Fett and me. Kinkaid School.|
|Wacky Wednesday. :)|
After some thought, I had a realization that it was actually taking a step forward. At this point I understand my writing process, and, well, I miss school. I missed the structure of the school day, and a supportive school with a great student body only emphasized the point. So I applied. So I'm officially Mr. Holt again, but I'm also Adam the writer. Teaching takes time, but it's worth it, and I haven't felt like either career has compromised the other. So go Falcons and go Tully, too!
#4 - Kickstarter Media
|Houston Public Media | "Writing the City"|
To date, I've raised over $10K on Kickstarter, which then went into cover art, layout, printing, marketing, and shipping those copies to my supporters, too!
This year marked the first time other artists actively pursued me for help with their own crowdfunding campaigns. It has been fun to see others begin that process, and I'm glad to get them started on making their creative endeavors a reality. Here's an audio interview I did about it on Houston Public Media.
|Public Poetry Series | Summer Poets|
#2 - Author Visit | Gaithersburg, MD
This was my second year to visit Redland Hills, a middle school near DC. I've developed a great relationship with their school. This year we even skyped before my visit, which added to the anticipation of the author visit. I look forward to making a yearly pilgrimage there to work with their students on learning the craft of writing.
#1 - Santa Monica Music Sessions - (blog entry here)
|Andy on guitar, me on drums.|
Well, enter 2017. Andy and I plan to record later this spring.
So what's going on in your world? Hopefully wonderful things. Those are mine, and I'm thankful to God, my friends, my family, my employers for all their support in these endeavors. Drop me a line and let me know how your 2017 is going as well.
|Dad, Mom, and I at a NASA Alumni League gathering. |
Dad is the vice prez. And Mom makes everything better.