Interviewing Jennifer Stevenson and My First Publication

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 … Read more

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Yes, that’s my voice you hear

So under “other reasons I’m not blogging regularly”: I still host the Small Beer podcast. I just put up an interview I did with John Kessel and I couldn’t be more thrilled: firstly because we had a lot to talk about and secondly because, after many hours of labor, I finally finished the track.  Yes, once again I hit some unforeseen technical issue and ended up spending far too much time editing the audio so that it was “presentable.”

If only I could slap a little make-up on those audio files and call it a day…

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Podcasting, Baby!

My internship with Small Beer Press continues. I have actually reached podcast number eight. This is the first podcast introduction where I actually talk about myself (just a little tiny bit). I listened to Starship Sofa for the first time a few weeks ago and suddenly realized it’s okay. I can acknowledge that I actually exist, that I have a life and opinions and, yes, even germs, when introducing the show.

In other news, I’m a tender morsel of bruise at the moment. As usual I have too much going on: podcasting, editing of stories and novellas and multiple … Read more

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