Ho Ho Ho. Last year, the "internet literature magazine of the future" HTML Giant organized a literary Secret Santa gift exchange. It seemed like a good idea, fun, promoted indie lit, etc. So I played, got assigned my giftee, sent something off (ordered from Dzanc Books, as I recall), and waited for my own Santa's gift to arrive. And waited. And waited. And waited. Finally I contacted HTML Giant's Ryan to see what went wrong, and he sent me some books as a backup to Santa (Good little elf!). Just a couple of days ago I got an email from my Secret Santa from last year, telling me that she'd just come across the package she'd been supposed to mail me a year ago! So that's finally on it's way--pretty funny, really--and I owe Ryan some books.
So, HTML Secret Santa is up and running again this year (using Elfster) and especially with the amusing ending to last year's mixup, I've signed on again. Join the holiday spirit! Support independent literature by gifting a small press book (or three) or a subscription to a lit mag! It's fun, it's easy.
If you sign up and want to order a signed copy of my book for your giftee, visit my website: CliffordGarstang.com.