The mail yesterday was a home run Grey-Ghosters!
I found my beautiful copy of Scary Monsters Magazine – The Real Monster Magazine’s Monster Memories #27 awaiting me and sitting within its monster pages was my second published article in the fan favorite magazine!
I’m so proud of this piece because it details the adventures my family and I have experienced in Metropolis, Illinois at the yearly Superman Celebration over the past 10 years.
From Kryptonite to a 15 foot tall bronze Man of Steel I try to take everyone on a SUPER trip to explain the fun and memories that we had on the streets of steel.
Monster Memories should be on the shelves at your local Books-A-Million (and I think possibly Barnes and Noble) soon Grey-Ghosters. It’s a great publication full of amazing articles by friends of the Grey Ghost such as Terror From Beyond The Dave’s Dave Fuentes and others. So go pick up your copy before they sell out!
Here you go Grey-Ghosters, the title of the next Grey Ghost novel AND a very key piece of art!
The Grey Ghost: The Behemoth Dodge!
Good Morning Grey-Ghosters!
Well we’ve hit the 1/4 point of the ‘Extreme Makeover Super Edition” year long challenge I’ve set myself to and so far so good!
The numbers that are suppose to be going up are and the numbers that are suppose to be going down are dropping.
So wish me luck Grey-Ghosters since I still have 266 days left to go!
And remember the point of all this, besides getting your intrepid author in super shape, is to raise funds for Connor’s Cure by donating if you want the end result of all of this blood sweat and so many many many tears
Well here’s some news Grey-Ghosters…some SUPER Extreme news
First off, book three is in the works. I’ve actually finished a few chapters already, so fingers crossed that it keeps coming together like it has because it is going to be huge! <- that’s a hint at the name 😉
But on to the SUPER news, it is a little personal but I’ve decided to make it both geeky and fun so I’m telling all of Team Grey Ghost about it. As some of you might know, over the past 9 years I’ve been attending the annual Superman Celebration in Metropolis, Illinois along with numerous other conventions around the country. This past year we finally found a great avenue to incorporate the Superman Celebration with the Grey Ghost series with our Grey Ghost Scavenger Hunt partnering with Miltons and Sissy's - A Sweet Shoppe, two great local businesses on the street of steel.
Over these years, the one part of the Celebration that I’ve always watched and never been brave enough to participate in is the cosplaying. Honestly I haven’t dressed up or put on a Halloween costume since I was in middle school. Whether it was lack of opportunities or simple confidence in myself, dressing up simply was never my thing.
But away from that drama, in the efforts to keep myself in shape and healthy I’ve decided to start a new exercise and eating program this year. It consists of a combination of cardio and weight lifting along with a few less cookies and cake. It is nothing drastic but something that I think I can keep up after I hit my goals long term.
So why am I telling you this, other than the fact everyone tells everyone everything on the internet? Well there are two reasons:
1. Now that I’ve told people I’m going to work harder at it.
2. I’ve decided to geek this up a little and thought you might get a kick out of it.
I’ve decided to keep to this work out routine in order to get in shape enough to take a step outside of my normal geekdom box. At next year’s Superman Celebration (my 10th!) I will hopefully be in good enough shape to walk up to the Superman statue in a full Superman costume and take a photo. Now if I’m going to do this I’m going to try and get a really good costume so if any Grey-Ghosters out there can help me find one please contact me.
So that’s the goal, a complete a utter crazy act by this shy and reserved nerd It is not going to be easy but the idea of walking around in a costume is going to more than enough motivation to keep me going this year.
I also want to make all this sweat and hard work help others.
So I’m going to plan to set up a fundraiser that people can make pledges to. The idea will be if you want to see the Super photograph of all my hard work we will have to reach a certain pledge goal where all of the donations will be going to ‘Connor’s Cure’ like with our previous fundraisers. If we reach the set goal of pledges I will post the photo of me at next year’s Superman Celebration in the costume on Facebook.
Wish me luck Grey-Ghosters, the next year is not going to be easy but I’m really looking forward to it.
Good morning Grey-Ghosters!
Here is something to brighten your Monday! Everything went through with Represent.com over the weekend so I made the donation to Connor’s Cure in Aaron’s name this morning. Attached are screenshots of the receipt. Thank all of you again for helping out with campaign, it was a outstanding success.
Tonight is the night Grey-Ghosters! The “Grey Ghost Punch Out” Charity T-shirt Sale starts at 7 pm cst, let’s go take a swing at pediatric cancer and help out Connor’s Cure! And remember all the proceeds donated (100% of the proceeds from the sale) are going in the memory of our Grey-Ghoster Aaron Masterson. I hope everyone can participate in the event and please do your part and share the announcements of our sale.
Go to: www.represent.com/grey-ghost-punch-out
Let’s help your ghostly guardian punch out pediatric cancer Grey-Ghosters!!!
I am happy to officially announce our second charity T-shirt sale! The Grey Ghost Punch Out! Sale will be this upcoming Monday (April 16th) starting at 7 pm cst at:
Like last time it will be a 48 hour sale so don’t miss out on this great piece of Grey Ghost swag!
This time around, 100% of the proceeds from this sale are going to be donated to ‘Connor’s Cure’ which is a great initiative fighting pediatric cancer.
I am happy to say Team Grey Ghost is now an official registered charity event for Connor’s Cure and are very proud to be a part of that great initiative.
We will also be donating the proceeds to ‘Connor’s Cure’ in the memory of one of our Grey-Ghosters, Aaron Masterson, who I bet would’ve loved the red t-shirt out of the 4.
I can’t thank you all enough for helping support this event.
Please share this post as many times as you can on your social media. Like, Share, Retweet, every little bit helps.
And don’t forget to be here on Monday for the big kick off of the “Grey Ghost Punch Out!” T-shirt Sale!
We are going to have our SLS Lego Raffle!
We have already sent out all of the entry numbers (the were randomly picked) to everyone that entered so we are going to using a random number generator to pick our winners.
We are going to click the generator 3 times and the third number will be our second place winner. We will click the generator three times again and the third number will be our big grand prize winner!
I am putting the links from the Nicholas Cara Facebook Page where the videos are right now (I’m having a little trouble loading them to the website)
Good luck to everyone!
Our Winning Numbers
Grand Prize: 42
Second Place: 88
Rules Video (Click Link)
Winners Video (Click Link)
Go get your copy of the adventure Grey-Ghosters!
Available everywhere books are sold (and on the Kindle!)
Well Grey-Ghosters, if you remember the day before we published the first novel you will remember that this is one of my favorite emails to write! It’s time to thank the band!
Let me explain to our new members. At the end of every play the crowd is clapping for the actors but then before they leave the cast gives a well deserved applause to the band. Because honestly they couldn’t get past the first act without them!
And so is true for this writer. Without my band I wouldn’t have typed my first word.
I can’t thank my wife Kimberly Mastramico and our son any more for their love and support throughout this process. Without them I wouldn’t have even tried.
I also can’t thank my parents, sister Christa Kalcic and brother in law Adam for their support and for running the Nicholas Cara website for me.
I also can’t forget a tip of the thank you hat to my wife’s family who every Sunday let me disappear to their dining room table to work on this novel until dinner was ready. I really wouldn’t have finished this without them.
I can’t forget the mastermind that makes me sound even more literate than usual, Dan Paloski, and our new crew of ghost readers Jolene Mastramico and Austin Decker.
And to the Grey-Ghoster community. You guys have been the best! I’ve met so many new faces throughout the years since the first release because of their love and support of the Grey Ghost series. From the Windy City of Chicago with the great Svengoolie Rich Koz, Jim Roche, Dave Fuentes and David Albaugh of Terror From Beyond The Daves to Vegas’s own Bradley Beard then back to the Buckeye State with Chris and Kelly Paloski, Ray Joseph, Renae Norkiewicz Bowman and so many others before we travel down to the red clay of Bama with the Pop Culture Philosophers, Bonnie ConChair Auten and the crew at Con Kasterborous, and the whole crew with Bubba Deep, Lisa Campbell Walls, and Robbie Billz at The Deep, Comics & Games. Each one of you has helped me type every single word in The Grey Ghost: The Jeweled Kiss Mysteries and I can’t thank you all enough.
Like an actor who just won an academy award and is getting played off, I’m know I’m forgetting someone so please know I appreciate you all and hope that you enjoy the new novel as much as I did creating it.
Thank you all!!!