31 Sat June 14 2003 - 13:45:03 Fullname: Mort Email: Comments: Lee, Monica,
Thanks for good words. It was my great pleasure to say a few words about one of our field's giants of "those days" and "these days, too."
32 Tue June 10 2003 - 02:45:33 Fullname: Monica Email: Comments: I knew that asking Mort to introduce Jerry Williamson (who received a well-deserved Lifetime Achievment award) was the right decision. Mort, you were marvelous, and Jerry was positively beaming. Thanks for helping make the night special.
33 Mon June 09 2003 - 12:18:03 Fullname: Lee Thomas Email: Comments: Mort,
Meeting you at the Stoker Awards was a great pleasure. Thank you for pointing me in the direction of Less Than a Treason and the other titles we discussed. Also, I thought your introduction of Mr. Williamson was a fine tribute to the gentleman. You set a great example for some of us greener types.
Be well. Lee
34 Sat May 31 2003 - 14:15:39 Fullname: Mort Email: Comments: George,
Thanks for the good words. If NEED happens as a novel, it will be a while in the making. I've become the much slower writer these days (years)--and I hope the better one than when I used to turn out a book in six weeks.
Thanks, buddy. It's good to know one's work is appreciated. And me, I'll try to be gracious if it's three Stokers I have to carry all the way back to Chciago.
NEWS: Nice to see advance orders being accepted on the reprints of CURSED BE THE CHILD and THE STRANGERS at Matt Schwart'z SHOCKLINES.
THE STRANGERS still looking okay for a movie go.
MISS HAZELTINES'S MIRACLE in pre-proudction as a short film from independent Phil Abatelco Productions.
Mort thinking about reading a book and sleeping some time soon.
Just wanted to pop by and let you know how much I enjoy your work. Also, congratulations on the Stoker Noms. I hope to see you walking up to the podium for one or two of those dilapidated houses.
36 Sun May 18 2003 - 03:08:05 Fullname: george Email:
email@example.com Comments: Mort, it would be good to see "Need" turned into a novel. it's such an intense short, and i can see the possibilities. good luck
37 Mon May 12 2003 - 12:15:30 Fullname: Stu Email: Comments: Mort -- You get a mention in my column about prose writers who have also worked in comics. The columnís at http://www.thealienonline.net/columns/wp_may03.asp?tid=7&scid=64&iid=1633
if you fancy taking a look.
The column also features a brief report on WHC 2003. (I enjoyed your mandolin playing at the Friday night party.)
38 Wed May 07 2003 - 14:44:37 Fullname: Mort Email: Comments: To Weston:
Yeah, I'm just such a laid back guy that I do tend to unlax people--and then...
George, thanks for the good words. I like "Need" a great deal for lots of reasons, and, if I can gear up mentally, it might become the basis for a novel.
Guys, I do appreciate your kind words.
39 Sat May 03 2003 - 04:57:03 Fullname: george Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: "I Am Your Need" is FANTASTIC! i don't normally read collections straight through, but your LIVING...DEAD just rocks. i didn't know you wrote poetry either...hilarious poetry at that...i've been missing out
Great seeing you at WHC. I'm glad we spent the time on Friday at dinner, because I only saw you in passing the rest of the con. Although I did see you in the skulking in the back of the room during my reading. Thank You for comin to the reading and to the con. You have a calming effect and, although harder to swallow than zoloft, have fewer side effects.
41 Fri May 02 2003 - 03:59:23 Fullname: george Email:
email@example.com Comments: Mort, it was great meeting you at WHC. Finally started reading NATIONS OF THE LIVING...DEAD...i'm not too far into the book, but enjoying it already
42 Sat April 26 2003 - 15:17:11 Fullname: Mort Email: Comments: Thanks, K PB,
Yeah, I'm not displeased there's some notice of my work.
But no matter what all, there is the work.
Just received a major award, friend K: A guy asked me to sign a chapbook I had printed up for a high school--in 1986.
You have readers, they let you into their brains for a while, hey, I've got a house loaded with awards for which I am deeply grateful.
43 Sat April 26 2003 - 15:09:44 Fullname: mort Email: Comments: Scott N writes:
Mort, Ruminating on the nature of teaching-- it requires almost the absence of ego, unlike writing, which requires almost consummate ego. To be able to derive satisfaction from each must be rare. I've not been much of a writing teacher aside from a few workshops, but I have been a Little League coach. I did that pretty well, but I'm 6,000 miles from the majors in terms of talent.
I'm not so sure we have similar ideas of "art," Mort, but I'm sure as heck glad you're around, and hope I get to meet you in NY."
Yeah, be glad to meet you, Scott. You're the genuine article.
Nature of teaching, learning, creating, whatever: Nah, no difference. All in the path.
Yet so arrogant
I call my self "Fool"
eye of god or mouse's ass
---there youse got a genuine Mort poem.
44 Sat April 26 2003 - 12:21:58 Fullname: Scott Nicholson Email: Comments: Mort,
Ruminating on the nature of teaching-- it requires almost the absence of ego, unlike writing, which requires almost consummate ego. To be able to derive satisfaction from each must be rare. I've not been much of a writing teacher aside from a few workshops, but I have been a Little League coach. I did that pretty well, but I'm 6,000 miles from the majors in terms of talent. I'm not so sure we have similar ideas of "art," Mort, but I'm sure as heck glad you're around, and hope I get to meet you in NY.