Wednesday, March 26, 2008

B.B. King just days away !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I could be a Pointer Sister, I'm SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Leaving early tomorrow morning. And, of course, no I'm not yet packed;-)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

This is Roscoe. I made him last year in New York around this time. Found the photos from the trip in my unpacking.

I said I would post the picture. I have. Cross that off my list of things I need to do.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

And more coolness

My story
  • "An Early Fall"
  • is in the March issue of Static Movement.

    They have a discussion board and a man named Mike read the story and commented that it was "Very reminiscent of the short works of famed writer, the late great Richard Wright. Gritty realism mixed with human frailty, violence, and fatalism."

    Ooooh, thanks!

    Mother Love-- A review

    A review of my chapbook by Steve Hansen in the March issue of Word Riot. Coolness.

    I've been moving

    Three weeks now trying to get settled into this really nice house. "This is the house we've been waiting for," my daughter said.

    Oh, yes.

    Two kids with bedrooms of their own, a room for me to write (not just a space in a room to claim as my own--HEAVEN!) and another room that's the arts/crafts room; ie, a separate room for my sewing. One bathroom, but it's big. I've got that aquarium I've always wanted to have in a bathroom and I've got FERNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Got about eight plants in there. Love it.

    When I thought I was moving to Vermont, I purged. Evidently, though I didn't purge enough and I've been parting with even more stuff.

    But, no, not the bear stuff. Never, ever the bear stuff!

    Saturday, March 15, 2008

    B.B. King ticket in hand


    Not going to San Fran-- would have to leave Nashville almost immediately after the concert to make it to San Francisco for the awards ceremony so I'm just gonna spend an extra day in Tennessee, return to Las Cruces and then take my kids to Az (it's Spring Break); visit Carrie and get my stuff.

    Saturday, March 08, 2008

    My favorite little boy with the first book I've bought him.

    "Dear Ms: Mintz: We are pleased. . . "

    Could read that much of the email when I opened my box. An acceptance for "Maybe Today" for an anthology of stories that take place in Mississippi.

    So much better than the subject heading "Decline work" from an email sent by a journal that didn't, uh, want my work.

    branch and 'bow