Hello 2015…..I’m back!

So between being ridiculously busy personally and professionally (and not even with my own writing) and my website invasion at the end of 2014 (thank you ever so much, Mr. Hacker, for making my online presence a virtual hell), I haven't been able to post in months. But finally, the technical issues are worked out and I'm back with a  vengeance (and a MUCH stronger internet security package!) So what have I been doing since my last post pre-2015? Glad you asked. While my own writing has been on the back burner, I'm very excited to announce that I'm now part of the #SanitariumMagazine faculty! I've had the amazing good fortune to read and review some of the hundreds of submissions Sanitarium gets each month, and what an experience it's been.  Writers of all skill levels, writers from every corner of the planet, and some writers who were so geographically close that it's damned near impossible I didn't know them before (including #BrookelynneWarra, another faculty member who, it turns out, grew in a very small Pacific Northwest town less than 30 miles up the road from the very small town I grew up in -- we have so many connections it's like that whole Six-Degrees-of-Kevin-Bacon thing, yet we never met). The experience I've gained in my short time with the magazine has expanded my horizons immensely and is directly impacting what little writing I've had time to do.  And on that topic... While the fiction writing has been on hiatus for awhile, I have been waxing poetic recently and dabbling in some dark verse. Poetry has never been my strong suit but sometimes a little change-up does a body good....and spanks the muse just hard enough to get her attention. And I think she likes it -- my last two conversations have started off with There once was a man from Nantucket... Thanks to all of you for sticking with me through the hacking craziness, I do appreciate it. I plan to post fresh every Sunday, and occasionally more often. But right now, it's time to get back to it. I've done my reading/editing for the day, and it's time to get cracking on my own stuff: finishing up those two short stories I posted about back in 2014 (Voodoo You Love and Sirens).  Until next week....    

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