In Which I Read Somebody Else's Story

Just a quick reminder that I'll be at Fergie's Pub tomorrow at 2:00 pm for the Stripped Launch Party. And just to be 100% clear -- I am not actually stripping at this event. Though, if I have too many shots, who knows what might happen, so be sure to bring some extra singles just in case.

Again, Stripped: A Collection of Anonymous Flash is edited by Nicole Monaghan and asks the question of just how important is gender in storytelling. All the author names have been "stripped" from their stories, and won't be revealed until next year. So I can't tell you which story is mine. But I will tell you that the story I'm reading tomorrow is not mine. So there -- that's your first clue.

If you're in the Philadelphia area and have nothing better to do tomorrow, head over to Fergie's to see me and a few other contributors read some anonymous stories.

Finally, Man of Wax got its best one-star review yet. Even better, I've been compared to John Steinbeck! Well, not really, but apparently I'm telling little dirty secrets of myself and what I do in my free time. Maybe someone needs to explain to this reader what "fiction" means. Also, recommend her next book be The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. That's a very wholesome read!