Here's the rough mockup of the new design. I think it'll be great. Luis has done a wonderful job. I can't thank him enough.
I said I wasn't going to be posting here until after the Oscars, but I'm just too exhausted right now to do any Oscar blogging. Tomorrow I'll be blogging on Ed Champion's Oscar blog
from the red carpet through the final moments. Should be fun.
And a reminder I'm doing a chat on the Clarion chat site on Tuesday night. I'll post about that Monday.
My collaboration with Cat Rambo, "The Surgeon's Tale," will appear on Subterranean Magazine's new online iteration. I'm pretty excited. It's 12,000 words and will run in three installments. It's really great stuff, I think. I really enjoyed working with Cat, too.
Just a taste of current draft of The Surgeon's Tale...
At home, the smells were different. Daily, my father went out in the little boat his father had given him as a child and brought back a hundred wonderful smells. I remember the sargasso the most, thick and green and almost smothering, from which dozens of substances could be extracted toward preservation. Then, of course, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, tiny crabs and shrimp, but mostly different types of water. I don’t know how he did it—or how my mother distilled it—but the buckets brought back did have different textures and scents. The deep water from out in the bay was somehow smoother and its smell was solid and strong, like the glossy rind of some exotic fruit.