Some of you dear people have bought Weirdly: A Collection of Strange Tales ( Stories) -- wherein resides my first short story, Stone Child -- in e-format.
I am pleased to announce, with unbecoming immodesty, that the print version is available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Weirdly-Collection-Stranges-Tales-Adams/dp/1934069779/ ( also listed at Amazon UK - and soon at Amazon.ca ) and Barnes a& Noble : http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/ISBNInquiry.asp?EAN=9781934069776
For one brief and glorious moment the book ranked 28,453 -- probably due to the fact that my daughter ordered five copies immediately.
Soon I'll be able to fondle the leaves of a printed book and imagine them bright and golden.
For now, outside my window, all the leaves are down.
Rake refugees that scatter to and fro across the pavement, panicked by the wind.
A wind that carries familiar and foreign voices of a season that I understand.
And yet do not.
Bare branches rattle like bones in gray November dawns, and the air is crystal cold.
But, baby, it's warm inside.