It’s been a busy month. The Intersection reading on the 17th was fantastic because of all the friends, family, and friends-that-feel-like-family that came out. I had a cheering section, which was really cool, since it was my second public reading ever and I was more than a little nervous. The free wine helped, too.
(Pic by Mattie Bamman--poet, friend, and wino.)
Intersection reading, me and the girls: Geri, Robin, me, Kristin, Tiffany (and Tiffany's dress)
Dad flew out for the day. Quite possibly his first-ever literary event...
Some other writing news:
In its Winter/Spring 2009 issue, Sycamore Review will publish “The Rocks,” an oft-rejected story I’ve always been proud of.
The “Ms. Yamada’s Toaster” mini-book is now available for direct order from UT Press, here.
“Christmas Stories” will appear in North American Review’s Summer 2009 issue.
The editors at Kartika Review have nominated “Cram Island” for a Pushcart Prize. It’s my first nomination and I’m thankful for the recognition.
From December 10th to January 7th, I’ll be in residence at the MacDowell Colony, an artist colony in Peterborough, NH. It’s hard to imagine what it’ll be like spending Christmas with a group I haven’t met yet, but if it’s anything like recent years' festivities, I’m sure I will enjoy myself. (And I’ve finally found justification for getting that collapsible travel hula hoop!)
My mailing address from 12/10-1/7:
100 High Street
Peterborough, NH 03458
Please send stuff and things. Especially edible stuff, or things with your handwriting on them. Those are the best.