First and foremost - gratitude.
- to Bronius Motekaitis at BCSwebstudio for the re-creation of this site and the fact that it hasn't crashed around my ears, but instead is so much easier to maintain.
- to E. Tage Larsen for the beautiful drawing of me on the homepage. His art leaves me breathless, down to the sketches he posts on his blog. Talent is a rare thing. He has it.
- to Emily Speer, Loretta Shapiro, Arlaina Tibensky, Tim Caroll, and Emily Pulley, who have among them read nearly every word I have written and many that they have subsequently counseled me to delete. Which I did. And also to my writing group, Who Wants Cake, because they picked up smacking me around where my friends left off.
- to my husband, who is an all around good guy. He also has a karate dojo. And works hard. And is a good dad. All that.
- to you, for caring enough to bother reading all these crazy links. You rock. I wish you prosperity, good health, and may the next person you see agree to whatever nonsense you ask them to do without even questioning it.
Next, some useful links to me, some useful links for you.
- Before sending a manuscript, I always check this manuscript formatting site. One can never be too careful.
- If you are a writer who has kids, join this literary community for parents who are writers. It's a great networking site and I don't just say that because I founded it.
More about me? Well, I have been seen between the covers of these fine literary journals. Submit to them! (does that sound dirty?)
- St. Petersburg Review
- Bellevue Literary Review
- Green Mountains Review
- Literal Latte
- Mississippi Review
- Oklahoma Review
- PRISM: International
- Sojourn: a Journal of the Arts
- The First Line
I also dabble in excellent spec fiction (these have published me):
- Daily Science Fiction
- Fickle Muses: an online journal of myth and legend
- Black Static
- Campaign for Real Fear (and an article in the Guardian about it)
These are colleagues who influence my work, usually by reading it and telling me to cut something or another, but in some instances, just by their very existence:
- Margaret Atwood
- Daniel Braum
- Christina Chiu
- Michael Cunningham
- Thomas M. Disch
- John C. Foster
- Rhodi Hawk
- Nicholas Kaufmann
- Sarah Langan
- Victor LaValle
- Kelly Link
- Ben Francisco Maulbeck
- Stefan Petrucha
- Arthur Phillips
- Alexis Santi
- Matthew Sharpe
- Chandler Klang Smith
- Lee Thomas
- Arlaina Tibensky
- David Wellington