Our Member of the Month for January 2019 is Douglas Ward of Fitchburg, Mass.
Douglas says: "Thank you all for choosing me for this glorious honor of the HPLHS Member of the Month. I would like to thank the academy for all their votes.... wait, wrong award! I have been a fan of Lovecraft for many years since I was intrigued by the lore from Jingo by the late, great Sir Terry Pratchett. He mentioned Cthulhu in a kind of behind the making of the story while I was at a book signing I was lucky to see him at. Since then I have seen the connections HP has had in a whole slew of modern day writers.
I am lucky enough to live in Massachusetts and have been down to Providence to walk the same streets that HP had and have even visited his gravesite. When I was looking up places to visit I found about the store in Providence, the Lovecraft Art and Sciences, and it had the HPLHS website linked and I clicked on it and the rest is history!
I have almost the complete collection of the DART series (which I listen to almost daily as I drive) and have plastered my back window with many stickers! My job keeps me on the road and down in the Cape Cod and Providence area and reading and listening to the stories has opened up a whole new understanding of the area for me.
Thank you so much for what you have done for HP's stories and bringing it to life in a whole new way.