While I was in Australia I didn’t write a word. (Well, I worked desultorily on the YA SF novel on the plane heading there, but nothing after that.) But when I came home I found that a lot had happened in my absence:
- Horror story “Floaters” was podcast in issue 177 of The Drabblecast
- Ghost story “A Little Song, A Little Dance” was published in Book View Cafe’s charity e-anthology Breaking Waves
- Vampire story “Family Matters” was published in anthology Fangs for the Mammaries, edited by Esther Friesner
- Fantasy story “Nucleon” was reprinted in anthology Retro Spec: Tales of Fantasy and Nostalgia, edited by Karen A. Romanko
- An interview with me was published at AusLit.net.
- I received the Sacred Chalice of Glory trophy from The Drabblecast for the podcast of my story “Babel Probe”, which won the People’s Choice Award for Best Drabblecast Story of the Year. Unfortunately, Kate says she doesn’t want that eyeball on her mantel.
- I learned that next April I will be the Stollee Lecturer at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, where my Clarion West classmate Inez teaches in the English department. I’ve never been an endowed lecturer before. (No, wait, that didn’t sound right.)
I also received three rejections and a rewrite request. The rejected stories have all gone back out and I’ll be starting on the rewrite shortly.