TBRT #2 is almost ready to print and will ship next week. Readers of TBRT #1 will be familiar with some of the names in the line up -- but there'll be plenty of new discoveries as well.
Volume 1, Number 2 begins in high summer and ends with a snowfall. More specifically, you'll find:
a period piece about raking blueberries and taking chances, the realization that any friendship is not necessarily good friendship, an Aiken-esque fantasy, a modern tribute to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, a story about grief and lemon meringue pie, a pizza delivery guy who has an experience straight out of a pulp-horror magazine, and the dangers of actually speaking to your long-term crush.
As always, if you're interested in submitting, check out the guidelines, and if you have thoughts about the stories, suggestions, ideas about you'd like to see TBRT do in the future or anything else -- write to email@example.com.
You may have noticed that I haven't been posting much lately.
I have many reasons (not excuses, mind -- reasons!).
Reason #1: OH MY GOD THE CYBILS. Lots and lots more to read still, including the massive box of S&S books that arrived today.
Reason #2: I've discovered the world of vintage sewing patterns. (There are loads more links at A Dress A Day.) So much of my time online lately has been spent wandering and reading and, yes, buying. And then there's the sewing. This is the third dress I've made recently (I posed to match the lady on the pattern envelope. Why do they stand like that?):
Reason #3: Josh and I recently spent an afternoon rolling out characters for the Star Wars roleplaying game. So when I haven't been reading for the Cybils or sewing or tracking down more dress patterns, I've been totally geeking out about the Star Wars universe. (I'm playing a character who is super-strong, super-nimble, super-hot, and completely lacking in common sense. And Josh is playing someone who's wicked stinky and very smart. So that'll be fun.)
Reason#4: Tallboy #2. I'm just finishing up with the formatting, and it's on track to ship on December 1st. I'll get a pre-order form up tomorrow or Friday, but here's the cover: