Dear Family and Friends,
I wanted to share with you a piece that I'm involved in, currently as a blog post. It is something that Bob Williamson, the originator and author of Letter from 2030, and myself down the road would like to publish in book form (at least that is our plan).
We are looking for people to follow our posts, and more importantly, to actively comment on the entries. The more interest shown, the more likely we are to be able to bring to fruition the publication and screen possibilities. It's a serious piece, though it is fiction. Bob is an environmental activist in Perth, Australia; and me, well I'm just the girl next door who likes to write. We do have contributing, and will be continuing with this venture with us, hoping a few more will join us as well.
Please go to http://lettersfrom2030.blogspot.com ~ and please, forward this to your friends and family so that they can participate also.
We're already getting much attention, several environmentalist sites / blogs / news posts have picked up the original post. I hope that you will find it interesting and follow along with us on this journey as well.
You may be wondering how this all began. Bob Williamson, wrote "Letter from 2030" that was published on OpEdNews.com http://www.opednews.com/articles/A-Letter-From-The-Future-by-Bob-Williamson-090306-313.html
A letter was submitted in reply. This was unsolicited, but caught Bob's imagination. It was posted by yours truly. My letter in response placed myself in the future, responding to Bob as if I too were living in 2030. As a result and to facilitate an ongoing series a blog site was set up at http://lettersfrom2030.blogspot.com/ - there are now others posting and although in the early stages, we have some regular followers and additional inquiries and writes for the series are coming in from around the world.
The series as proposed will continue as a blog, and will be used as the basis for a book and hopefully will attract the attention of a producer for a TV mini series.
Bob Williamson is the author of a non-fiction book on the reality and urgency of climate change 'ZERO Greenhouse Emissions - The Day the Lights Went out - Our Future World' In reality. Facts (and not very nice ones) are sometimes hard to sell to the general public who may prefer to remain oblivious and/or ignorant of the future. The Letters from 2030 however may provide the ideal vehicle to gain their attention with fiction while also supplying them (the reader - viewer) with the harsh reality of continued inaction on this very pressing and urgent issue.
We do hope that you will join us ~ follow the blog ~ and share your comments (you may comment anonymously if you wish). Again, please forward this to your friends and family so that they can participate also.
In hope for the future,
If you are unfamiliar with following a blog, on the right side of the page you will find entries thus far, start at the bottom of the March 2009 entries and view them bottom to top to be in sequence of the events.