IamA Writer that turned my blog about a pronoun into a bestselling book called I Wrote This For You - AMA!
My short bio:
Amongst other things, I wrote this:
"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."
- Not Kurt Vonnegut, despite rumors to the contrary (I did get into a fight with LeAnn Rimes about it, as documented in The Daily Mail and elsewhere).
My name is Iain Sinclair Thomas. In 2007 I started a blog anonymously under the pseudonym, pleasefindthis, with a friend of mine named Jon. Wherever Jon is in the world, he sends me a photograph and I write a short piece of prose and/or poetry around it. In 2011, we got a book deal and thanks to the support of our readers, the book has gone on to become incredibly successful.
I've written a whole bunch of other books since then including a book created using the list of words the NSA tracks over email, called 25 Love Poems For The NSA, a collection of short stories and prose called How To Be Happy, a science fiction novel called Intentional Dissonance, several other I Wrote This For You books, and my newest book - 300 Things I Hope, which is a collection of things I hope in the form of a book long poem.
I'll be around for the rest of the day here in Cape Town, South Africa.
[EDIT] Jon the photographer for I Wrote This For You is hanging around if you've got any questions for him.
[EDIT] It's 10pm on a Saturday night here which means because I am incredibly boring, I'm going to bed, I'll happily answer anymore questions in about 12 hours from now - Thank you everyone and go and ask your local bookstore for my new book, 300 Things I Hope, as that's how I pay the bills.