Some of you might have noticed that my writeup count is a little slimmer than it used to be ... well, there's a reason for that.

My first book is coming out in May from HW Press: it's called Sparks and Shadows and it's got 17 stories, 7 poems, and 4 humor essays. All the essays and a couple of the stories and poems began life here on E2, and it's safe to say that without E2 and the input of longtime noders Sparks and Shadows wouldn't exist.

The collection is a softcover limited edition; Nalo Hopkinson wrote the introduction, so her signature's on the book as well as mine. At 356 pages I think it's a pretty decent-sized collection, and it's a mix of science fiction, fantasy, horror, even a little romance and mainstream fiction. And plenty of proverbial pie, gin, boobies, and kickin' ass.

At any rate, I'd like to thank all the noders who've been reading and commenting on my work since I joined this site; you guys and gals have been great.