Welcome to the “Cheers, Cavanaugh BlogFest.” Many of you know Alex Cavanaugh as author, blogger, co-host of the A to Z challenge, and tireless promoter of fellow writers and bloggers. But there's a lot you don't know about him. Hence the blogfest; not only to recognize Alex's special spot within the community, but to resolve the burning questions surrounding his mysterious identity. While I seldom do blog tours or promos anymore, Alex was one of my first followers and has been a faithful reader. In keeping with my policy of biting the hand that feeds me, here is my entry for the Blogfest.
In +/- 20 words, what does Alex look like?
Alex looks like a cross between Jon Bon Jovi and Leonard from Big Bang Theory. Picture it, I dare you!
In +/- 20 words, who could play Alex in a documentary? (Living or dead.)
The Invisible Man
In +/- 20 words, who does Alex remind you of?
My 9th grade science teacher, also into movies, sci-fi. He used to spin the planetarium star projector to make us feel sick - for fun! Always willing to tutor a struggling student.
In +/- 100 words, (excluding the title) write flash fiction using all these prompts:
Alex Is A Shore Bet!
I always wondered why no one knew what the famous Alex Cavanaugh looked like. But then I saw this contest, Googled a few things, and was amazed at the answer! Alex is apparently the head of IWSG which I found out is the International Wader Study Group. So he obviously spends most of his time in blinds watching shore birds. This must be how he developed his ninja skills. I'll bet the idea of the Cosbolt fighter originated from watching cormorants dive after prey! It must get lonely out there in the marsh, with only his notebook and guitar to keep him company. But thanks to guys like Alex who study seabirds, we know interesting things like the fact that baby Fulmars projectile vomit in the face of predators. Remember, you heard it here first! So if you ever get to meet Alex, give him a friendly wave and retch.
*Remember, readers, it's fiction! I'm fully aware that IWSG stands for Independent Writers Sharing Goodwill. Or something like that.
If you aren't already following, you can check out Alex's blog here. And Alex - all kidding aside -