Friday, November 20, 2009

Hello from Too Long Away!

I'm sorry I've been away so long. For the past two years my life has been focused almost exclusively on getting this intentional community in Gardner off the ground (for more info, see my new blog, which is still in training pants: www.shiikoeiicommunity.blogspot.com).

I'm still writing, though, when I can manage, and wanted to update you all on my news.

*In 2008 my short story "Hidad" was published in Fast Forward, a literary journal of flash fiction.

*Next month my story "The Old Man of Al-Muwassi" will be published in the premier issue of Messages from the Hidden Lake, and new literary journal out of Alamosa, Colorado.

*In October I was awarded a juried residency at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, Nebraska. I will spend the month of January, 2010 at KHN completing short stories for my collection, Stepping Into the Kingdom.

*In November I was awarded a juried residency at Jentel Center for the Arts near Buffalo, Wyoming. I will (insha'allah) complete Stepping Into the Kingdom during my time at Jentel, February 15-March 13, 2010.

*Last week I was named one of 50 finalists in Glimmer Train's September 2009 "Best Start" contest for the beginning of my short story, "Sanctuary."

Okay, that's the update for the brag book. Hopefully some proper, thoughtful writing coming soon!

Thanks so much for reading!