HUZZAHS FOR SHIMMER
It's a beautiful issue, full of stories of transformation, and I feel terrifically lucky (gulp) and proud to be in the company of such talented authors.
Heartfelt thanks to Beth Wodzinski and all of the marvelous and dedicated Shimmer staff--who work with such love to make Shimmer the remarkable and lovely magazine that it is-- and with a special thank you to Editor Joy Marchand, whose extraordinary sensitivity and rigor made "No Place Like Home, or Building the Yellow Brick Road" a far better story than when we started.
My story had its origins in a Codex contest, and I'm very grateful to that community for inspiring "No Place Like Home . . ."
And I still can't get over the fact that sometimes, when I'm lucky, I sell a story, and then wonder of wonders, someone illustrates my story! Many thanks to Kristina Stipetic, who did such a fabulous job illustrating my story, and whose art blog can be found here.
And for a lovely sample from the issue, check out Monica Byrne's epistolary story, which she's graciously provided for free.