Note from 4/13/2021: The larger work these excerpts came from is out of print (and Todd Taylor gave them not one, but two complimentary reviews... though the third title from my defunct indie press by a different reviewer was given perhaps a less glowing assessment).
Nevertheless...!!! You can hear some of my favorite parts of the story on this storytelling podcast hosted by Todd Taylor. I had so much fun reading with Myriam Gurba and John Ross Bowie, and this was also the night I met Jim Ruland for the first time. The whole experience is one of my most cherished memories, and I still admire all those people, Razorcake Magazine, and Gorsky Press.