I don’t think I’m using the word “avatar” correctly. Anyhow, I’m all sick and tired and antibodized. And self-Googling:
--A few weeks ago, I did this interview with Coy Barefoot, whom I know from way back in the day. It was fun. Also, I’m kicking myself for taking credit for the tone of an entire publication. It wasn’t all me, but looking back, I’m amazed at the things Hawes (my editor) let me write. (Like a parody of The Bridges of Madison County, if it were set in the Charlottesville area.) Go on and click, if you can stand the adenoidal voice. Also, Coy’s show is great—before I went on air, he had someone there talking about the Natural Bridge (one of the seven natural wonders!), and he regularly has the editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review on. Goooood stuff.
--I get to be part of the Virginia Festival of the Book this year! If you’re looking for a reason to visit Charlottesville, this is it, baby.
--I was totally over the moon when the Book Slut site included Brain, Child in its Magazine Whore column! Doesn't everybody read Book Slut? Everyone should. If not, this is a good place to start. Just saying.
So, if you've made it down this far into the self-promotion, I'm assuming you're my mom. Hi, Mamasan. Love you.