Cool that both Jayne Anne Phillips (!) and Elizabeth Rosner retweeted my piece on Jayne Anne Phillips' BLACK TICKETS today (originally solicited by Tyrese Coleman to inaugurate SMOKELONG QUARTERLY's "Flash, Back" series on their blog). As an academic, I published many scholarly articles about contemporary women writers, never once attracting the notice of the writer herself! Elizabeth Rossner writes: "This is wonderfully great. Brings back vivid memories of my first time reading 'Black Tickets,' and reminds me of how influential those stories always were/are for me too." Hate the author picture I gave to SMOKELONG, which I never used again, but unfortunately I can't say it doesn't look like me.