While I like the theme of the post it is rather cool trying to garner attention by making it an email plea for help.
I started where you are honestly.
Just not with games.
I learned out of necessity.
I learned a lot on YouTube from a guy called "The New Boston"
Here is his link: http://www.youtube.com/user/thenewboston/videos
I started with Java but most people will tell you to avoid it because its very very in depth.
Not good for beginners but I started with it so I could learn how to code for android.
Android is likely going to be my platform of choice when it comes to writing games.
Plus I just ordered the Ouya yesterday with the aspiration to getting a few games out (Visual novel styles) out by mid next year?
Link to Ouya: http://www.ouya.tv/
These are my goals and aspirations.