Since then, things have been busy.
The nice folks at
gave me a wonderful Valentine in the form of a contract for my first full-length poetry collection. Since I'm now in the age range when you start to get letters from AARP, I was starting to give up hope - but the book is now in process for a fall publication date. More on that later!
I'm also lining up a trip to the far west of North Carolina in late September, when I'll present a pair of fiction sessions at the Western North Carolina Writers annual Light in the Mountains Conference, Sept. 30 in Hayesville.