I'm in print again! It's a funny thing about the writing biz that because books come into print a good year after you write them, the times when you're busiest the public bookshelves are emptiest. Conversely, when the racks are filled with new work, you're probably at your least productive. So however it looks like you're doing is usually exactly wrong.
Thank God, then, for reprints. They help keep the world aware of your existence when you're working the hardest. As I am, on two novels and God only know many short stories.
Two paperbacks came in the mail today. One, shown above, is Other Worlds Than These, edited by the exemplary John Joseph Adams. It's a whacking big fat trade paperback (technically known in the industry as a "bug-crusher") collection of parallel world and portal fantasy stories. Which contains my own "An Empty House With Many Doors," one of a select sub-set of my stories which can be read as love letters to Marianne.
Literally and figuratively both, I have lain down on the Stone of Loneliness.
When a writer unpacks one of his stories to high school students, as I've done in my time, they find it hard to believe that so many things can have gone into what they see as a simple diversion. So much emotion, so many facts, so much autobiography. To their doubting but honest young faces, I reply, "You don't know the half of it."