Matt Allard (here) is a blog buddy who does things with words that will make you weep. He writes stories that are vivid and tactile and urgent. He has a unique voice - and I think that is quite rare in itself - and his very first book, To Slow Down The Time, is about to be published. Can you believe that? The cool website (where I pre-ordered my copy last night!) is here. I think a lot of people write well, but Matt is on a different level.
I'm so proud of these guys. Very deserving. It's fun to see good people with great talent get recognized.