I hope your 2017 is off to a brilliant start. In related news, I have had a shockingly easy time of penning "2017," where in previous years, changing the year seemed to be a problem it took months to solve. I think this is due to the pleasant symmetry of the "2" and the "7" and the similar strokes it takes to create them.
It's been a great month. I went to AWP, an annual writer's conference, and met the wonderful Dinty Moore, who stopped by Tahoma Literary Review's booth twice and said he was a fan of our work. And I got to meet my publisher for the very first time. Both occasions were cause for fangirling. Perhaps more importantly, I got to meet the writers who work we publish in TLR. This, too, is cause for fangirling.
And the photo above was taken in Death Valley National Park, which is where Jim and I got married six years ago. This might be our favorite place in the whole wide world, insofar as we know, anyway. In this photo, Jim is trying to get his irrationally stubborn mule (oh, I know, I know; they're supposed to be stubborn) to follow everyone else. It was hilarious.
Okay! Onward, to this month's newsletter!