Monday, December 11, 2006

Trekkies and Hippies and Christmas, Oh My!

I've been busier than a one-armed paper hanger this past week. The Muse has been generous. Here are just a few new designs (NOTE: The mousepad designs are also available on T-shirts:


With Love, Fat Girl said...

You should look at selling this stuff on

Anonymous said...


You seem like someone I'd like. Afterall, causes and a VW bus I used to drive. Maybe we've met. Short-term memory loss gets longer as the years pass. Anyway, please consider helping out on my project in any way that you feel is appropriate. Please consider the following press release and options for helping the project, such as mentioning it on your blog, a book review, mentioning it on your mailing list, etc.

Thanks, Robert

CONTACT: Robert Eggleton
Phone: 304.346.7907 (home) or 341-0511 (work)

Local Author Awarded the Noble (Not Nobel) Prize

Praised or maligned, the Nobel Prize for Literature is always news. It selects the best from the world and therefore misses much of value. Carolyn Howard-Johnson, “Back to Literature” columnist for, closes the gap (only slightly) with her an annual “Noble Prize for Literature.”

Over the last years the Nobel committee has recognized authors for their literary expertise but there has also been a trend toward awarding the prize for, as Los Angeles Times Staff Writer Tim Rutten says, “an author’s particular relevance to the moral moment in which the world finds itself.”

Howard-Johnson’s prize therefore concentrates on books that address these same issues. For her Noble Prize, Howard-Johnson only considers books written in English. Her lists have included well-known authors who explore discrimination in their writing like Toni Morrison and Ralph Ellison, but she tries to concentrate on authors who have not been posted to bestseller lists or won major awards. Some past winners are LA's Leora G. Krygier and Randall Sylvis. Fifteen books were named as the best releases in 2006. One of the winners announced in the January issue of Myshelf was:

Robert Eggleton for his e-book, Rarity from the Hollow (Fatcat Press). Nominated by Evelyn Somers, an Editor of The Missouri Review.

Mr. Eggleton is best known for his investigative reports about children’s programs. Today, he is a therapist at the Prestera Mental Health Center in Charleston, West Virginia. Rarity from the Hollow is his debut novel. Author proceeds are donated to a child abuse prevention program operated by Children’s Home Society of West Virginia (Dennis Sutton, Executive Director, can be reached by telephone at 304.346.6644).

To read an excerpt or to learn more about Rarity from the Hollow visit: , or

book reviews can be found at:

To learn more about Howard-Johnson’s "Back to Literature" column or to see the complete listing of winning publications visit:

Ginger said...

Thanks, Fat Girl! It's great to hear from you again.

I investigated and discovered Zazzle's shirts are of a much better quality, the prices are standardized (cafepress folks set their own prices, some actually add $6-$8 to the base price!!!), and setting up a cafepress shop is difficult to navigate. I did give it a shot, but am in love with Zazzle.

I hope if you have time, you'll come visit my Zazzle gallery.

Love ya,

Ginger said...

Hi Robert,

I'm sure in my heart of hearts that we've met. I'll definitely promote you and the Noble Prize in my Zoetrope Virtual Studios office and on West Virginia Writers online group. Are you a member of WVW? If not, now's a great time to join because we are holding our 30th anniversary contest and conference.

Here's a link to the main site:

On the main page you'll see our recent anthology, Mountain Voices. I have two stories (actually one story and one flash piece) in the collection.

We also have an online group on Yahoo:

Great to hear from you!