Happy 2013! I’m starting off the year in the best way, by celebrating a number of pieces published over the past week.

Yesterday, Every Day Fiction re-issued “My Girl,” my paean to an old car, in podcast format. Today, they published my first flash piece of last year, “Krug,” which is the story of a woman who has given up, crawled inside of her own emotions, and confronts her own logic in the process.

Also, I’m humbled to be on the roster of writers at Bound Off Literary Audio Magazine this month. My piece, “Smote,” is the second of two stories rounding out their January podcast. It’s a story about the politics of Heaven, bitter and sweet. I had trouble finding the right home for it, but I’m so glad that it landed here. To be among writers such as Cat Rambo and Mary Robinette Kowal is indeed an honor.

Last week, I also led off the English to English Theme section for Short, Fast, & Deadly with my pieces “The Great Divide” and “Good Neighbors.” They are “translated” from the works of Robert Frost and though they’re short, they’re quite close to my heart.

Now it’s back to work on that novel, though I’m still keeping a stable of stories out there in the submission world. Thanks, as always, for reading.