Cinco Puntos

Nifty Tidbit

Got a note from Cinco Puntos Press, my pal Bobby Byrd's fine publishing house in El Paso. (They published my Six Kinds of Sky, Ghost Sickness, and the book of photos/poetry, Vatos.) Anyway--Bobby's about to launch a graphic novel of one of my stories, Mr. Mendoza's Paintbrush. We will be posting the cool cover here very soon. Watch for it!

I'm BAAAAACK in the Saddle Again! Autumn Dispatch & News

It's October in the railroad earth. I was on my way to work on Sept. 11, driving down Route 66, listening to the wacky drive-time radio. They started screaming. Dntn Chi was pandemonium -- people evacuting, jets zooming around the Sears tower, FBI black Suburbans with black windows parking on the sidewalks. I just came home to be with my loved ones. Home, by the way, is now in the country ... mas o menos. Okay, it's the 'burbs. But it feels like country to me.

Dispatch Volume IV: Muggy Chi-Town in the Merry Month of May

"Cum vero infirmor, tunc potens sum."--II Corinthians 12:10. It's finals week, and my writing students are jamming my office mailbox with their manuscripts and portfolios. And every day I say I'm going down there to read and give final grades, and every day I don't go. In my mind, I'm walking a little ridgeline in the Rockies. Or I'm back in sweltering Luis-iana, dancing a waltz with mah Cinderella in a big dirt lot while the zydeco music plays. But mostly I'm hanging with the baby herself, all 16 months of chaos and anarchy.

Book club members have been some of my most enthusiastic and careful readers. I’m thrilled to share my work with you, answer your questions and tell you some of the stories behind the stories. This is our spot, just for us. Here, we can chat:  If I’m nearby, I’ll come and visit your club. Otherwise, we can Skype, talk over the phone or email. Sometimes, I’ll send surprises or hold contests.

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