Amoskeag, the literary journal of Southern New Hampshire University, generously interviews some of the writers and poets who contributed to their current issue. I was fortunate enough to have been asked. My interview is now on their site. You can read it if you are really bored by clicking on the banner above.
"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.
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.
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.
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 Barnes & Noble or Amazon.
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 Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, and Amazon.