Yesterday I received my very own copy of The Urban Green Man in the mail. It’s an anthology of 31 stories, one of which is the first short piece I’ve sold since . . . well . . . let’s just say the Obama years have not been good for shorty story production. The whole ‘yes we can’ was followed by ‘find better things to do than add to our rejection slip collection.’
While it is always thrilling to get a story out into the public – I write to be read, not for the money, never ever for the money – this book puts my name in the same index as Susan MacGregor, Susan Forest, Billie Milholland, Suzanne Church – after an into by Charles de Lint, whose work has delighted me for years.
Thank you to Adria Laycraft and Janice Blaine for the opportunity. I hope my contribution is never singled-out in a review with the words “except for.”