I don’t want to calculate how long it took from recording the actual interview to broadcasting it in episode #13 of the Small Beer Press podcast, but I can’t help myself. My brain is wired for math: four months and two weeks. In between, I graduated from the Stonecoast M.F.A. program, watch my youngest child walk into school with the rest of his kindergarten class and published my first short story, “Finding Your Way to the Coast.” (now available in the fall 2012 issue of A cappella Zoo.) It was the first story I wrote for the Stonecoast M.F.A. program and I’m jazzed to finally have it out in print.
Jennifer Stevenson is the author of Trash Sex Magic and yet another Small Beer author I’ve gotten to meet as part of this podcasting adventure. If you want to listen to all the things we ended up talking about on the podcast, including, of course, sex, gender politics and taking notes on real-life events for fictional use, you can find it on the Small Beer site or iTunes.
Oh, and in a bit of creative mayhem, I have a couple of short stories in the Art & Words show Art on the Boulevard in Fort Worth Texas on October 6th. I really wish I could be there. It was pure jet-fueled excitement to create stories in collaboration with other people’s artwork. Guest readers will be reading pieces as part of the show. If you’re in the Fort Worth area, consider stopping by, then let me know how it went!
Despite our 24/7 culture, it feels like the wrong season for blogging. Autumn is for settling inward. It’s for home and long moments staring out at the rain. It’s for finding ways to work from home whenever possible. I wonder, am I the only one who feels tied to the seasons in this electronic age? Perhaps seasonally-affected blogging will be the next classified “disorder”?