Oops! I was so excited earlier this week about my the excerpt from my Civil War novel appearing in SOL: English Writing in Mexico that I accidentally prematurely posted about it! What I linked to was actually my author preview page — the issue officially went live today!
So if you haven’t checked it out, today’s a good day to do so.
And let me tell you something, gang, this issue is amazing! Now that it’s officially out, I’ve been perusing it, and you know who else is in this issue? Natalie Goldberg!
As in, Writing Down the Bones. As in, the woman whose words about the importance of writing with a “beginner’s mind” gave my blog its name!
And now I’m in the same issue as one of her poems!
And in case that wasn’t cool enough, I’m also in the same issue as a Kirpal Gordon story! I met Kirpal roughly 18 years ago, back when I was an undergrad English major at a little Hill Country college in Texas. He was visiting one of Dr. Kathleen Hudson’s lit classes and talking to us about the short story. He read one of his stories to us from a chapbook he’d published. Later, he became something of a fixture around the Hill Country writing scene, and I saw him give several readings and picked up a few of his books. They’re all autographed.
And now I’m in the same issue with him, just one story down from his in the Table of Contents.
That is too trippy for words!
So, once again, gang, go check out my story, and then, seriously, read the rest of this issue. Read all the issues. Click the little button to subscribe. And thanks, again, to editor Eva Hunter for being so cool.