Amazon Update

Unfortunately, this news does not concern me going to South America or dating a 7′ tall woman, but I’ve got something just a few tics below in importance: my personalized author page is now online! I mean, it was before, but now there’s a much easier (and , given my track record with registering names, remarkably un-taken) URL to deal with: . So if you need something more “mainstream” to pass along to your friends as an introduction to my work, then there’s that. Also, I linked my Twitter account and this very blog to said page as well–apparently, all you have to do to get an RSS feed is input to your something-or-other, and bam! Of course, you’re most likely on top of both already without a feed, but it seemed sensible to get in on that mode of transmission as well.

In other news, this looks promising:

Nota Bene

Well, after over a year with no word either way, I thought for sure that I’d simply not made the grade, but it turns out it was merely a late decision: according to the email I just got, my story “[Citation Not Needed]” has been selected for publication in Phi Theta Kappa’s 2012 edition of Nota Bene! PTK is the international community college honor society (I was still going to Centralia College when I submitted), Nota Bene is their annual compilation of creative/critical writing, and… this actually looks pretty legit, as opposed to one of those glorified “Who’s Who” poetry books I got semi-conned into in high school; if their stats are to be believed, the 2011 edition featured only sixteen people out of 950 applicants. So while I didn’t get one of the attaboy scholarships accompanying four or five apparently more esteemed entries, this is still pretty neat!

The book should be out by Winter, and it looks like they’ll distribute it to community colleges around the globe. Don’t worry, though! Barring the highly unlikely event of a publication conflict, “[Citation Not Needed]” will also be featured in Love&Darkness Vol. I, set to be released around the same time.