It is Thanksgiving tomorrow and I have more to be thankful for than most. I am married to "the Amazing Charlo" and have lots of kids around to spend time with and love, the newest is my granddaughter Kiparoo, who is only 7 months old, so she's new on my list of things I'm thankful for. Am very happy and thankful for having a great team to work with every day at the Cancer Center, and am so very happy that we are doing good work and helping folks.
The Uncommon Thread is out and on sale, and The Hard Times is written and awaiting release in April or May. I'm excited about our new adventure, China Grove, the literary magazine Luke Lampton and I are starting, this summer. We are working on the first issue, had a great visit with he and his family in Magnolia and shot some photos of China Grove while we were down south. Our premier issue is going to feature a new short story by Ellen Gilchrist from her upcoming collection due out in 2014. We also have some previously unpublished communications from Eudora Welty on the occasion of the publication of her first book, so that's cool. We have art by Scott Schisler of Virginia, Lesley Wilson, and Cindy McDaniel from here in Mississippi along with whatever dribs and drabs I can come up with as filler from the photo shoot in China Grove. For those of you who aren't aware of China Grove, it was the setting for the Eudora Welty story "Why I Live at the P.O." and since Ms. Welty gives us our name it is fitting that we feature something by her in our premier issue. Want to be a part of our new adventure? We will be accepting submissions for poems, short stories, essays, and art. We will be using Submittable, keep a eye on this spot and I'll put the details out as soon as they are available, or check in at Chinagrovepress.com.
Once again Happy Thanksgiving! Scott