Thanks to all who entered my big funky "Southern Illinois Rocks" raffle. Congratulations to winners Satch, Hoa, Stacey, Sue, Eva, Denise, Erin, Karissa, Jennifer, and Eric! Enjoy your prizes, which are, as they say, in the mail. (Sue, yours will be on the slow boat to Australia, I'm afraid.) This was fun, let's do it again sometime, on another regional theme or some other topic. If anybody's got ideas, I'm open.
I'm running out on the road this week so the blog may be slow for a few days, but check in soon for a long interview by the scary-smart Okla Elliott, and for the first of what I hope will be monthly university-press book reviews by a talented young writer I know.
Finally if you're anywhere near Carbondale, Illinois, come on out Saturday afternoon to The Bookworm bookstore. I'll be reading from the novel there at 2:00.
I'll be home soon, Wolfie, I promise.