There is a joy in caring for The Old Ones.
I find a joy in caring for The Old Ones.
I don’t want to supplant the natural ways. Evolution has designed each to be the epitome of their moment in time.
To be trusted…
More than trusted, accepted, by a wild animal. To recognize it knows you will not harm it, will cause it no pain, will let it be what it is intended to be.
What a gift.
What a gift.
And if that’s not enough, take a gander at who they’re interviewing.
And they want me?
My thanks to Daniel Oliver and the rest of the Late Last Night Books folks.
You can read my interview here. Be sure to leave a comment when you do.
This is the thirteenth in a series I’m doing wherein I discuss why a particular piece of writing works for me, aka, this piece of writing taught me something about writing, encouraged me to be a better writer, engaged me, captivated me, educated me, et cetera.
As I’ve written elsewhere, it’s one thing to know something is good, it’s a better thing (in my opinion) to know why it’s good and then be able to copy what’s good about it, to learn from it so you can be as good and (hopefully) better.
This time out, Craig Johnson’s “The Western Star”.
I delight when an editor/publisher asks for my work. It’s happening more often and I’m thrilled. Reminds me of Sally Field in Soapdish.
Strangely, he accepted it (there’s no accounting for taste (and thankfully he likes my work)). Stranger, he let me narrate it.
This man is brave. Infinitely brave.
The Settlement is also available as an ebook. Enjoy!