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The Spring 2014 Issue of Calliope with my short story "The Man Who Hated Maggie Smith" is now available!
April 13, 2014 - JD

"The Man Who Hated Maggie Smith" is now available in Calliope, the official publication of the Writers' Special Interest Group (SIG) of American Mensa, Ltd.

Calliope is published four times a year and features short fiction, poetry, and articles about writing by established and aspiring writers from within Mensa and around the world. You can purchase a copy for $5 on the Calliope website by clicking on the cover to the right.


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Website Update
April 6, 2014 - JD

I have changed the website's design from static to responsive, which should make it viewable on most devises--if my coding skills don't let me down. The layout will not change much. A list of events and news will remain on the News page, but the Home page will carry only recent news and important announcements (like this one). I'm sure the site's 83 regular "almost-monthly" visitors will not have trouble adapting to the changes.

Thanks, keep reading, and stay in touch.


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Mention on NewPages Blog
March 10, 2014 - JD

In a NewPages article covering the 30th Anniversary Issue of Amoskeag, Michael J. Brien, who announced that Issue 32 will be his last as editor, mentioned that Ainey Greaney and I, both contirbutors to the Anniversary Issue, had been selected as Notables in The Best American Essays of 2013. Link To Article

On a side note, in dealing with Michael, I found him to be an excellent editor who is supportive and even-handed in his dealings with writers.


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"It's Like When Your Mom Dies" has been named a Notable Essay by Best American Essays 2013
October 10, 2013 - JD

Yep, "It's Like When Your Mom Dies", originally published in the Spring 2012 issue of Concho River Review, was named a Notable Essay in the 2013 edition of Best American Essays (published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, series editor Robert Atwan, guest editor Cheryl Strayed). And the best part is I didn't know until a friend who had been checking on their own work told me.

To visit the Best American Essays site click on the cover to the right. You can order a copy from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

To read "It's Like Your Mom Died", visit the Concho River Review web site to purchase their Spring 2012 issue. The issue is also available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound.


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