Quick update…let’s talk stories…let’s talk photos (and graveyards, yes . . . always graveyards).


I sold a story today.  My short story, “Snow, Blood, and Sparrows,” will be featured in the anthology Book of Dead Things (Expanded Edition) from Twilight Tales Press.  The editor, Tina L. Jens, emailed me and said:  “This story is quite marvelous. It made me cry when you read it at the show, and it made me cry again when I read the manuscript.”


Yesterday, I got to romp around a cemetery on a very nice evening.  And I got photographed!  As mentioned previously, UIS wants to start doing READ posters, featuring that year’s Outstanding Graduate Thesis Award winners as the “celebrity” in the poster (with their favorite book).  The photography, Megan Hunter, and I looked over some examples of past READ Posters for ideas and yesterday, in a very large graveyard, we snapped some shots just a few skips away from the shadow of Lincoln’s tomb.  Here are couple of the shots we snapped:



There are many more and we’ll still need to pic one out and than they’ll touch it up and spookify it and turn it into a poster.  Stay tuned for the final product.