On a whim, I recently combed through my bookshelves and gathered together all the print books, anthologies and journals I have contributed to in some way: either as writer/ editor, beta reader, Kickstarter donor or friend. Some authors kindly added my name to the acknowledgements, which came as a pleasant surprise. The book I am holding is the latest addition to these collected works: Dine, published by Hippocampus Books, just released.
Writing is a lonely occupation, carried out in silence and solitude–but here I am, surrounded by the words of others and my own and it feels good to be joined by such talented company. If I missed anyone, I apologize. Late additions may warrant another photo op, if I can persuade my resident photographer to climb up on the furniture again for a do-over.
Many thanks to the authors and publishers here. Depending on how things go in the future, I may need a bigger table.