Friday, June 27, 2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Tour Schedule and Activities
6/23 The Rage Circus Vs. The Soulless Void Book Review www.ragecircus.blogspot.com
6/23 The Tiffany Apan Blog Interview www.tiffanyapanwritingproject.blogspot.com
6/23 Beauty in Ruins Guest Post www.beauty-in-ruins.blogspot.com
6/24 Come Selahway With Me Character Post www.selahjanel.wordpress.com
6/25 Deal Sharing Aunt Book One Excerpt
6/25 Sheila Deeth Post on Art of Transport
6/27 Bookishly Me Book Review www.bookaddictkim.blogspot.com
6/27 fuonlyknew ~ Laura's ramblins and reviews Top Ten List
6/28 Bee's Knees Reviews Book Review
Saturday, June 14, 2014
|Mike Wilson, winner of the Sister Mirose print set|
The money went straight to the 746 House Flag Day Fundraiser today. Greg Cobb and his wife had a big to-do yard sale, which included Grand Valley State University mascot Louie the Laker and, later in the afternoon, Griff from the Grand Rapids Griffins hockey team. It was a beautiful day for a yard sale and there was quite a few cars coming and going from the place. I showed Greg the Mirose prints. He was very impressed and said he'd been following the news about the prints and the TRANSPORT book series.
|Author Peter Welmerink standing outside |
the REAL Westside Apostolate with the Sister Mirose prints
I pointed out that the IRL building doesn't have zombies or bullet holes like the illustration does...then I was directed to the three bullet holes in one of the front windows. Okay, well, at least they don't have zombies...or the massive, battle-hardened nun like Sister Mirose.
It was a pretty cool afternoon meeting the 746 House Flag Day folks and visiting the real deal Westside Apostolate and talking to all.
Special thanks go to Tim Holtrop for the artwork, Russ Colter and crew at CropMarks Printing for the awesome 12x18 prints, and Stephen Zimmer and Seventh Star Press for the opportunity bringing the TRANSPORT series to life for all to read and, hopefully, enjoy.
Roll out and roll on!
Sister Mirose copyright 2014 Peter Welmerink
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
IRL Westside Apostolate is a great place that helps people in need by selling or giving away very low priced clothing, shoes, etc. It is run by volunteers. The building has been there since I was a little kid (though in the old days it was Mathews Drug Store...and our neighborhood candy store) and the place needs some MAJOR TLC.
The fundraiser is to assist the Apostolate in being able to afford some well needed repairs.
In my TRANSPORT fictional world, the West Side Apostolate also exists, and is overseen the good Sister Mary Mirose. She works right within the city's undead civilian retention area, helping those in need just like the real world facility.
Tim Holtrop, interior artist for the TRANSPORT book series, and Russ Colter from Cropmarks Printing have provided me the ability to offer these two fine prints to one lucky local art and TRANSPORT enthusiast.
The HIGHEST BIDDER will acquire these two limited edition matted prints, autographed by TRANSPORT Interior Artist Tim Holtrop and myself, the author and owner of Sister Mirose.
The money will go 100% to the fundraiser which will help make the real Westside Apostolate stand strong, and stronger.
Please send your bid via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or message me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pwelmerink).
I am asking that the minimum starting bid be $20.00.
Bidding ends 5pm June 13th 2014.
Please help this worthy cause.
|Sister Mirose prints, illustrations by Tim Holtrop|
Friday, June 6, 2014
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Kudos go out to TODD DOUGHERTY who bought a copy through Barnes & Noble and brought it to me to sign. Gold Sharpie signature on the cover. Short ink pen message on the inside first page.
Thanks Todd! Happy Reading!
|First TRANSPORT book signing|
Photo taken by Bev Chesebro
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
A reader, who is familiar with Grand Rapids (the nonfictional one), noticed the Mayor of Grand Rapids in my TRANSPORT World appears to have a last name that sounds strikingly like the real current Mayor of GR, George Heartwell.
|Not a Feral Zombie in the TRANSPORT World, but Mayor George Heartwell of IRL Grand Rapids, Michigan.|
Dennis Honeywell is the Mayor of Grand Rapids in my TRANSPORT World.
Honeywell a nod to Heartwell? You bet!
I have not met in person Mayor Heartwell, but I can say he is not a guy who hides in the shadows or behind his other city council members. In fact, he and the rest of city commissioners and elected officials have done wonders for IRL Grand Rapids. (I could tell you horror stories of Grand Rapids in the 1980's, mainly because the town was creepy quiet back then, where-as now...GRAND RAPIDS ROCKS!)
And what about Mayor Honeywell of Grand Rapids circa 2025?
I do not know what kind of challenges Mayor Heartwell endures day-to-day, but I can say Mayor Honeywell, who is a stand-up guy, probably keeps a cabinet of aspirin close by for all the headaches and woe he endures day-in and day-out. His council members are always in an uproar, asking for more in their beleaguered wards, pushing for more security to keep them enclosed and protected within the confines of Grand Rapids city central while complaining they are too boxed in. He is required to endure outside towns and villages coming to the big city asking for assistance or complaining "he" is overreaching his boundaries when it comes to assisting them. (Grand Rapids often sends military transports and aid outside city limits which is met by differing forms of approval, some very negative. Example: Reganshire.)
Most of the Elected Officials of the TRANSPORT World Grand Rapids have either stepped down, left town or succumb to the Viral Blight. The City Treasurer, Rupert Largo, is second-in-command as there is no City Manager, etc. There is no love lost, won or shared by Honeywell and Largo. Honeywell knows the man (Largo) is bucking for his job.
As Heartwell, for real life Grand Rapids, fully supports the great city of Grand Rapids, so does Honeywell.
Heartwell must enjoy his position, as does Honeywell, though...
...In a militarized, post-zombie apoc world, I am thinking Mayor George Heartwell is glad he isn't the one filling Mayor Dennis Honeywell's shoes.
TRANSPORT Book One is available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble online, and at any other fine online or offline (walk-in) bookstore.