So pleased to make my second appearance in JELLYFISH REVIEW, this time with my flash fiction "The House on Cypress Street." Check out the previous and forthcoming fiction in the "Kill People" series! (And while you're at it, the terrific "Bad Sex" series last summer, which featured some great stories, and a story Steve and I co-wrote as Alvarado O'Brien.)
Steve and I posted our winter quarter grades on Tuesday, and escaped for two days away at a spa in Calistoga. Naturally we couldn't get away completely. Steve had to post advance writing assignments for his creative writing classes (which start next week). I discovered that I never got the proofs for an anthology I'm in, coming out in a couple of weeks. And that I was supposed to make up a teaching prompt to go with my lyric essay. So I did that on vacation. And chose a cover for my chapbook.
The chapbook cover is gorgeous, and I'm not supposed to share it until it's final! THE MISSING GIRL, from Black Lawrence Press, comes out in September. I'll probably be talking about it constantly until then. The anthology (ROOTED: The Best New Arboreal Nonfiction, from Outpost 19) is kickass and includes some real heavyweights in the essay (Brian Doyle, Steven Church, Lia Purpura, Matthew Gavin Frank, Renée E. D’Aoust, Paul Lisicky). WOW! Can't wait until it's out. I think I will read my anthology essay ("Saving Trees," previously published in somewhat different form in CATAMARAN LITERARY READER) at the Moshin Vineyard reading at April 10. The anthology is slated to come out on April 4, so maybe I'll even have my copy.