|Ernest wrote all these books!|
This week about 35 people showed up to support Ernest and the New Orphic Review. Why? At the end of April the almost unthinkable happened when Ernest's computer was randomly attacked by ransomware, one of the latest forms of computer viruses whereby the target computer is frozen by who-knows-who and large amounts of cash are demanded before the required keys to unlock it are provided.
Happily, most of Ernest's files were backed up. Ernest refused to pay, and his computer was pronounced dead.
When Tom Wayman heard about this he decided the writing community needed to help and a benefit was planned.
Ernest asked Ross Klatte, Diana Morita Cole, and me to read from some of our work that he's published in the New Orphic Review.
|Diana Morita Cole|
|Gordon Andrews, talking tech|
|Anne DeGrace and Verna Relkoff were among the folk who came out for Ernest|
|That's Diana looking over her shoulder at Ross|
|Poet Jane Byers beside me. She has a new collection coming out this fall|
|Diana sharing a laugh with Ted|
|Julian Ross of Polestar Press on the left, and Margrith Schraner, Ernest's right-hand woman on the, where else, right.|
Stay safe out there in cyber-land, people!