Well let's start things off with a bit of good news! After waiting some time, due to holiday craziness and such, we have finally received the gallies (printed proofs) of the 2019 The World of Myth Calendar! Yesterday, I approved them and ordered one hundred copies to be printed up. These will go for $9.95 (plus shipping and handling) and once they are gone, that's it no more will be printed. So show your love to the contributors of the magazine and calendar: Jodi Perkins, Rebecca Ilich, Dan Hammon, Eugene Kusachenko, Clayton Barton, Göktuğ Özgül, Randolph Lofgren, Connie Minutolo, Jayden Montoya, Storn A. Cook, Nazly Sefer and myself,

Other than the calendars we still have Stephanie Bardy's Eternally Bound and The World of Myth Anthology: Volume III in stock! I want to thank each of you who has purchased a copy of one or both books! Things are slowly happening in the background, and while it may not be fast enough for some, we at The JayZoMon/Dark Myth Company are actively working on more products to be released this year, so keep your eyes pealed, it'll be worth it I promise!

So on to the not so good news.

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Back in April of last year, I was thought to have had a heart attack, a couple of months later, I was hospitalized for chest pain. It was there that another cardiologist discovered that a valve inside my heart was leaking. I was told to not strain or stress my self and come for a follow up in January.

Well, it's January and I saw my cardiologist this month for the follow-up ultrasound. The purpose of this was to measure how much blood is not being pumped into my body due to a faulty valve, and compare it to the previously collected data to determined how bad things were inside there.

It was agreed by my cardiologist and the one at the hospital, that it was a semi-lunar valve that was letting back-flow into the chamber. But, never said which was the malfunctioning one, well I found out that it was the Aortic Valve, for those following along, that valve's job is to pump the oxygenated blood from the heart to the rest of the body.

So as of this writing, I am waiting to see the cardiologist and speak with him about the findings and what, if any, measures will need to be taken. The plus side is that I have gotten a ton of writing completed, but my pants are getting awfully snug.

The biggest topic is the change of management, this month, Stephanie Bardy stepped into the Managing Editor's role and has assembled this issue pretty much on her own! She has really hit the ground running and made the position her own (and I'm not saying that because I know she's going to have to read this during the editing process)!

While having Stephanie move into the Editor's job was not originally what I had planned for her, I am certainly beyond happy with the way the Fates have worked this out. So, if you want to drop her a line and welcome her as the new Managing Editor, you can contact her at: stephaniebardy@theworldofmyth.com.

Next month, we will bring in my brother, Randolph R. Lofgren, for training as the magazine's Editor in Chief and how the two editors will work together to produce the best possible magazine out there! Now, we just need to figure out how to get these two recording regular episodes of The World of Myth Bits. Hint. Hint. Nudge. Nudge.

All right gang, thank you for stopping in and I hope you have the best new year possible!

Until next time!

With respect to you all!

David K. Montoya
Founder of The World of Myth Magazine
And Other Stuff Too.