1. This is a little overdue, but...I've got a heartwarming postapocalyptic holiday tale up over at DOGZPLOT, which also got a very nice mention on the Fictionaut blog. As it's sort of a tradition around here when I've got a new story somewhere, here is a fun fact about "Christmas Morning": Kids aren't often in my stories, and even less often do my kid characters have anything in common with my real, actual kid. This story is an exception in both ways. Tyler and my daughter get equally worked up about seat belt usage.
2. I am pleased by, and grateful for, the response so far to The Northville Review's call for submissions. Never did I think I'd be able to say this so quickly, but: If you send us something? You'll be in excellent company. If you happen to be reading this and wondering why the hell haven't I heard back about my submission, response times should pick up now that the holidays are partly over.
3. Most important of all: I am now officially dealing in cookies. Here's the info sheet on this year's Girl Scout cookie types. All Abouts are gone, replaced by Dulce de Leche. Cookies are $4 a box, and orders will arrive in early March. If you'll need me to ship, I can give you an estimate upon request. I can also assure confidentiality if you want 20 boxes of Do-Si-Dos, or my best guess at which cookie box will have unintentionally hilarious copywriting on it. gnomeloaf(at)gmail(dot)com!