Posts here are going to be a scantier than usual for the next month while I gear up for the official release of my short story collection, Big Lonesome. On October 15 there will be a huge party at the Mountain in Chinatown and you're all invited. Until then I'll be posting some sporadic thoughts about being a first-time author here. There will be some road reports, reader reactions, links to reviews (he said hopefully) and the inside dirt on some of the stories in the collection. Stop by, lurk or link as you please.