I must state first that I have never met Charlie aka CC aka Ralwus. I have never been to the Americas, never actually spoken to him or heard his voice. I met Charlie through Hubpages. In the spirit of this supportive community, Charlie was one of the first Hubbers to buy my book, Stop the world I need to pee. When I had my self-help book, Fear Phobias and Frozen Feet, republished, the publishers needed to send me a proof copy before the book could be listed. Tanzania is far from the States, the proof copy would have taken weeks to get here and been quite pricey as well. Charlie, a total stranger whom I only knew on Hubpages, agreed to let the publisher send the proof to him. He took the time to check through it and give his okay. But the biggest thing that I'd like to thank Charlie for, is his editing of my latest novel, The Case of Billy B. It could easily have been a struggle writing the story, as it is set in America and I've never been there. My only knowledge of America is Hollywood movies, CSI, Bones and Grey's Anatomy. But, because of Charlie, it has been quite easy. As I complete each chapter, I email it to him. Charlie changes my English South African vocab to Americanisms, and gives me valuable insights and information to keep my novel on track. I'd never be able to write this novel if it weren't for him and his help. He's doing this in his own time, for no payment, just to help out a fellow hubber. Thanks Hubpages for building such a fabulous supportive community and producing hubbers in the ilk of Ralwus. Thank you and big hugs, Charlie. Hopefully, one day we'll be able to meet if I ever get to the States to do a book signing!
Aaa Ralwus is a true gentleman and a total sweety!
And yes cindy you'll have to come do book signings out here Good luck with your newest novel chica!
what a beautiful tribute to one amazing man. From my very first days here .. with his wit and his charm he always made me feel welcomed and comfortable. . .and most important he came around my hubs to show suppport .. even if he wasnt interested in the HUb .. he is one hellof a guy , .and he has a special place in my heart. . and you just confirmed his place there. .
Charlie this one is for you .. . and Im sending it with lots and lots of xoxoxoxo's
cindyvine. . u just confirmed why we all love this man so much!
Thumbs up all around him , ,
Ralwus was one of the first people to become my fan and to encourage me. He made me feel welcome and part of the Hubpages community and I will always be grateful to him for this and for his continuing kindness. You are a special man with a special place in the hearts of many hubbers.
Cindy - he's the best! His heart's in the right place - wickedness 'n all
Here's to your books becoming runaway successes!
Can I say that? Oh well I just did! And congratulations Ms CinDivine
Thanks Shalini and Cris, now, I think Charlie is still lying naked in the grass somewhere...
Ahhhh, you see Charlie, mon chere' you are so loved and your kindness is so appreciated. I have some very good news, you will get an email soon.... smiles and hugs for you!!!
Just another example of why hubpages is the greatest site around
God Cindy, I am all red-faced and so humbled by the expressions of gratitude here. Gee, really you should not have done this. What the hell are friends for anyway? You know I took to you and your writing right off and we have had such a nice ride ever since. I do love you all very much. Yeah, Cindy keeps me busy, but it is fun too. Don't mind at all and I sure hope the novel takes off real good for you because it is good and needs to be read by many when it is done.
Now I'm going to go hide for a few days. hehe
Yer all just too much. love y'all and especially you Cindy. g'nite and thanks darling. CC BTW, you did rock my socks. lol @ Cris
Wow! That's a great thank you and tribute to ralwus. He's a nice guy, one of the best.
That is great Cindy~ And how nice of you to start this thread for him. Charlie is a one of a kind muchacho and I love him to bits! One of my best friends on here I would have to say.....
This is so sweet! Ralwus is such a beautiful person and I am so grateful to have met him when I did. His support kept me here on HP and he is very inspiring and supportive. So much fun to toss the love around with, too.
I am so happy for you Cindy, and thank you for sharing the great news!
Charlie is a good guy, had a rough time of it on another site, but has been good as gold for me! You are the man, Charlie!
Ahhhh, hats off to CC. Afterall he's done the salute to many a hubber in his time.
What a perfectly lovely thread. Good to see some hublove for a change, and so rightly deserved.
Help is help, however it comes and should always be acknowledged, more so in order to thrust the helper into the limelight ... well done ralwus
So nice of you Charlie, and not unexpected at all. You are such a great guy
This is what hubpages is all about===> writers helping other writers.
Way to go Ralwus, CC, Charlie show them all how it's done. Cindy nice thread.
Cindy and Rawlus What a great story! Thank you for sharing!Zsusy is right this is what the Hubpage community should be about. Finally a thread with no bickering!
I adore Charlie he can also lift your spirits when you are down and follows up with you when you are no where around. Cindy you did a tremendous job putting this together and Charlie you are the best!
Congrats to you Cindy, such nice acievments. And how wonderful for you to start this thread.
And I agree that Charlie is a truly good friend. I too, have never met him other then here on hubpages, but I am ever so thankful I did.
Wow! Cindy, you are blessed, to be able to write so well and to have a friend like Charlie to help you edit. A great post to start the day.
This is exactly the kind of things we need to do for each other, maybe not editing a book - but sharing kindness and love goes such a long long way.
You are both blessed!
I've held great admiration for cindy and ralwus since I've been here.
Completely silly, wonderful, slightly perverted people--which I always adore. So, thanks to both of you. I'm lovin' all I'm reading about you.
As I've branched out and gotten more familiar with the community, I feel the same about so many more of you. Oh brother, mush and gush. Better stop...
Congratulations Ralrus. You bring much humour mixed with seriusness to the pages. Thanks for your presence on HUBPAGES.
Cindy all the success in the world. Most deserving.
He has a good heart! Am glad to have come across him here at HP
yeah me and Cindy know all too well what happened to poor CC on the "other" site...( remember our little chat cindy? lol) Its nice to see that we remained his friends no matter what....Cindy is a true Gem and so is Charliekins! (thats my nickname for him!)
A great tribute for a great guy! Congrats on your novel, and good on you for this!
where can one pick up a copy of "Stop the world I need to go pee" ? The title is intriguing!
What an amazing story this is.
Congratulations and good luck!
I love men with sexy eyebrows, and Ralwus really has a pair, wee?
Ralwus has always been a good time in the forums, and always seems to have an answer to any question that may arise. Hell, he's even always willing to share that answer too. He is like your favorite uncle that is willing to help in any way he can, but can also tell you all of the good dirty jokes too.
The opening post in this thread has restored my faith in humanity.
Somebody should declare an official ralwus appreciation day.
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