Yesterday, in my haste to make sure I was keeping up with the “Meet Rhode Island Author” daily blog tour, I made a huge mistake. I reposted this introduction to Steve Porter off of another site and did not take the time to read it. What a dope.
I never post other people’s words without reading them first. But I knew my day would be lost to my day job well into the early evening. I panicked.
This ARIA Book Expo blog tour has helped me understand who my Association of Rhode Island Authors colleagues truly are outside of what I normally see. More than people I attend meetings with, coordinate events with, and share FB posts with. This introductions have help me learn something special about each person, that sliver of pure creative spirit each one possesses and shares with their readers. Steve Porter, founder of ARIA, is indeed one of those talented souls.
So my apologies for not reading Steve Porters post first. I have since taken a little time (one more reason to give thanks on Veterans Day is no 9-5 work) and read about the man who really makes ARIA happen. Other than meeting minutes and emails, I have never had the opportunity to see Steve’s work from a creative perspective. So this little slice, this peek into who he is as an author has affected me as a writer and a reader. I hope you will take some time to read about the President of ARIA who often puts his own goals on hold to keep the momentum of the organization soaring.