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Topic: A Thank You to you and Professor Lusk, back in...............

From: David Rushton
Location: ElCajon
Date: 01/19/2009

Dear Sir;
I met you at Grossmont Collage in the year 1980, or there abouts, under Professor Lusk. At the time, I never even dreamed of writing, S.F.,or anything. Now that I won my 100% V.A.disablity, I am 100% in retirement! I am now writing my "Hard Science based, Science Fiction", series.
"The Dragon Lord of House Rusher", Book One, House Established. It was you and Professor Lusk that set on this path that I now walk. I would of never met our Dean of S.F. the great Ray Bradbury, yet alone have him know me by name.
The S.D. Comic Con is where I met I first editor/publisher. She gave me her time, and the,A,B,C,s of publishing my novel.
I wish to honor you, and give you my deepest thanks.
This is my first computer and I am taking basic computer class. The The E-mail attachment Tec.,is still just out of my grasp. I have my own all-in-one printer, and can if possible, wish to fax you the "blurb", from the novel.
This is my way to personaly thank you. This is what you, the professor, and the Dean Bradbury have inspired me to write. I have a easyer time to recived an answer from you if you could reply to my E-Mail.

My Deepest Thanks Again,

David Rushton





Re: A Thank You to you and Professor Lusk, back in...............

From: Greg Bear
Date: 01/23/2009

Thanks, David, and welcome aboard! This writing/publishing business is a crazy train, but there's no better ride on Earth. Keep in touch and let us know how it goes! And see you at the 40th Anniversary Comic-Con?

Re: A Thank You to you and Professor Lusk, back in...............

From: Mike Glosson
Location: San Diego
Date: 01/23/2009

Hi David! From over here in San Diego.

About the time you were linking up with Greg Bear at Grossmont, he was doing some visiting teaching at Will C. Crawford High on SF Story Writing, which was where I met him the second time, after a series of Seminars he ran thru the San Diego City Schools in 1978, which were in a small way mini-conventions. Greg Hosted these, which were either ever week or ever other week or so in Winter/Spring '78, starting and ending with Films at the KEN Cinema.

But let me clarify something: your post above states you are on your first computer right now, and have a novel coming out...did you write your first novel sans computer? If so, that's a major feat at the start of the 21st Century.

Mike Glosson

Re: A Thank You to you and Professor Lusk, back in...............

From: Eric
Location: Botosani
Date: 01/24/2009

Excelent articles !

Re: A Thank You to you and Professor Lusk, back in...............

From: David Rushton
Location: San Diego
Date: 01/25/2009

Hey! Mike Glosson,
Thank you for the contact. I am still learning the compter, so I don't understand your tern:"SANS". How ever I will explain how, I have suffer-LowTec. One must pay one's dues! In 2001, with only pens, notebook papers, and binders I began to write my novel series. I am now transcribing from hand writen, 1700 pages, contained in 2-ea binders. I am also producing,(WITHOUT FORMATING PROGRAMS),my book proposal, and the novel itself. Work product proper to be sumited, and has been, to a editor! Take Care,D.Rushton, THE DRAGON LORD OF HOUSE RUSHER.

Re: A Thank You to you and Professor Lusk, back in...............

From: Mike Glosson
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: 01/30/2009

David:

"Sans" was one of my continual lapses into Franglish, a horrid peppering of the English language with words directly from the french. I do that with Deutsche as well.

So, wow, I am impressed that you Hand Wrote 1700 pages of Novel Material. Haven't heard of anyone doing that since Tolkien and LOTR. Congrats on getting it sold, but sounds like a lot of extra work to transcribe.

Maybe I'll run into you at Con, if we go this summer...still up in the air about that.

Mike Glosson

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