The reading with Cherie Priest and Jeff VanderMeer last night was swell, and nicely attended. Thank you so much to everyone who made it and to Duane Wilkins of the University Bookstore for arranging it. If you read spec fic and haven't been to the bookstore lately, you should check it out -- one of the best selections in the area (in my opinion). Afterwards there was beer, nachos, and much good conversation.
My story, "The Mermaids Singing Each To Each," is up at Clarkesworld. It was inspired by a link that Katherine Sparrow pointed me at, about the existence of huge lumps of floating trash in our oceans nowadays. I will be teaching a one day workshop as part of the Field's Edge Writers Community program on Saturday, March 13, 2010 at the Bainbridge Public Library.
I am reading tomorrow night (November 6) at The Press Club in Portland Oregon: Join Underland Press to celebrate the weird and the wonderful with readings by acclaimed authors Jeff VanderMeer, Jay Lake, Cat Rambo, and Jeff Johnson. With art by Benjamin W. Burch and music by DJ Santo, along with crepes, wine, and beer at the Press Club, we'll stay and talk fantastic lit 'till the management kicks us out.