From today’s edition of the Lindsay Post:

The cover of the Spotlight section of the Lindsay Post, featuring a cover story on Ian Rogers.

The online version at ThePost.ca

It’s more than a little surreal to wake up and see my big freakin’ head on the cover story of a newspaper. All I could think at first was, It’s a good thing I brushed my hair that day .

I can’t think of any better way to help get my name out there, which is what I’m all about doing at this point in my career. It might even result in a few people picking up one of my stories, which would be even better.

I’m afraid that’s all I can say at this point, folks. I’m still a bit in shock.

17 Comments for “Exploring the Dark Side”

  1. Ally
    January 4, 2008 @ 8:00 am
  2. Coolio – great photo Ian! Loved the article too!

  3. The Writer
    January 4, 2008 @ 8:43 am
  4. Thanks, Ally, it’s pretty exciting.

  5. January 4, 2008 @ 9:18 am
  6. Congrats! I’ve put plenty of things in the paper, but never actually been the subject. Nice job!

  7. The Writer
    January 4, 2008 @ 9:25 am
  8. Thanks, Jeff. This is a bit bigger than one of my book reviews, that’s for sure!

  9. Chris B
    January 4, 2008 @ 10:20 am
  10. Very cool!

  11. The Writer
    January 4, 2008 @ 10:33 am
  12. Thanks, Chris!

  13. Linds Norman
    January 4, 2008 @ 5:03 pm
  14. Hey! That’s GREAT!! Was able to read the article online….
    Wishing you continued success!!

  15. The Writer
    January 4, 2008 @ 5:38 pm
  16. Thanks very much. Linds. I appreciate the support!

  17. Erik Smetana
    January 4, 2008 @ 8:17 pm
  18. That’s awesome. Congrats on the article, well deserved.

  19. The Writer
    January 4, 2008 @ 8:20 pm
  20. Thanks, Erik!

  21. January 5, 2008 @ 12:34 am
  22. Dang, can I have your autograph, sir?

    I guess I better get it before you get so famous I have to stand in some ginormous line at B & N to get your sig.

    Big congrats, Ian. Looking good and impressing the masses.

    Happy New Year and continued success to you!


  23. Shell
    January 5, 2008 @ 1:02 am
  24. I’m sure that this will be the first of many newspaper articles about you; get used to it, brother.

  25. The Writer
    January 5, 2008 @ 9:44 am
  26. Ha! Thanks, Fran. I don’t think I’m at the autograph stage yet. But if you want to stick that big picture of my head up on your dart board…

    Shell — Thanks, buddy. I appreciate that.

  27. Emily & Jay
    January 5, 2008 @ 10:33 am
  28. We are so proud of you! Think of it as practice for when you are on the cover of Time. Very handsome picture by the way.

  29. The Writer
    January 5, 2008 @ 11:13 am
  30. Thanks guys!

  31. Steven N
    January 7, 2008 @ 3:12 pm
  32. Here’s one more Lurker to your list. That’s very cool. And you can hardly see the plugs in the photo.

  33. The Writer
    January 7, 2008 @ 3:39 pm
  34. Thanks, Steve! I learned a lot from you, didn’t I? :)

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