I had a nice surprise this week.
A Spider fan named Jack Maxwell picked up a few extra replica Spider "premium" rings (issued as a promotional item by Baen Books for their new Spider pulp reprints) in San Diego and kindly sent me one. Apparently, he thought I handled the Master of Men with some degree of competence in my short story, "The Spider and the Monster Makers," which appeared in Moonstone Books' Spider Chronicles anthology.
I've had very little feedback on that particular tale, so receiving this neat gift and Jack's gracious letter was very gratifying. I tried very hard to capture the flavor of the original pulps and do justice to the character with that story. It's nice to know that someone thought I succeeded.