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“Coyote” Accepted by Quiddity

My short story, “Coyote,” has just been accepted by Quiddity!

Quiddity is “a multimedia arts venue featuring an international literary journal (print and audio), a public-radio program, and a visiting writer and artist series.  Each is produced by Benedictine University in partnership with NPR member/PRI affiliate WUIS, Illinois Public Radio’s hub-station.”

The story will be coming out in the journal sometime in the spring, and in preparation I will be recording my reading of the story in “Waveform format,” whatever that is!

Apparently the reading will be used for the possibility of radio broadcast (for listeners of the on-air program) as well as on-demand Web and simultaneous streaming audio (for listeners who access the audio electronically).  Cool.

Professional Website, or Nature Blog?

Sadly, I have decided to eliminate my “Critter Sighting” category of posts since it was becoming confusing. I had to decide whether this was going to be my professional website or a nature blog, and I chose the former. If I could have posted all my critter sightings on a separate page, I would have continued to blog on the wild and wonderful animal encounters that happen daily here in the Hudson Valley, but there was no way to keep the wildlife posts separate from news of story publications, etc.

The photo below, however, is an homage to the site of many of my most startling animal encounters. It is the field I run through on my way home, where I have seen, among others, black vultures, red fox and hope-white butterflies, and where, if I were to lift up my arms, I might soar through the sky…