Monthly Archives: August 2011

“Tiffany” included in Kris Rusch’s Recommended Reading!

If you’ve been reading this blog for any time at all, you know about my intense admiration for Kristine Kathryn Rusch. I consider her the single best teacher I’ve ever had. The workshops run by her and Dean Wesley Smith have changed my life. She’s also one of my favorite writers. (And also a heckuva person, but that’s getting beyond the point.)

Imagine my euphoria when I read her June Recommended Reading list and found my short story “Tiffany Gets Her Boobs” included!  I wouldn’t be surprised if my cries of delight and amazement remained audible all the way from Massachusetts to Oregon.

I wrote “Tiffany” as part of a short story workshop with Kris and soon after, released it electronically under my pen name David Bawdy. Here’s what she had to say:

I thought, based on the title, that I would hate “Tiffany Gets Her Boobs.” But I had to read it: Dave wrote it for the short story workshop. The story’s an off-shoot of Bubba Goes For Broke, his novel, and that was the assignment: write a stand-alone story that works for people who haven’t read the other work.  Well, “Tiffany” works beautifully, and by the end of the story, I had fallen in love with this savvy, determined, and somewhat crazy woman.  Everyone who has read this story remembers it and likes it.  You will too.

Music to my ears!  You can read it for free here or on the NOOK or at Smashwords. Until Amazon lowers its price, it remains 99 cents for the Kindle.

Hope you like it! And if you do, check out Bubba Goes for Broke.

Cracking the Ice cover

Here’s the cover for Cracking the Ice.  I don’t know about you, but I love it!

I’ll post a higher resolution version as soon as I can overcome some uploading problems with my website provider. (Don’t get me started…)

Isn’t the cover great?

Cracking the Ice galleys are in

I received the galleys for Cracking the Ice last week, made the appropriate corrections, and sent them back to WestSide Books today. (The galleys represent the final layout of the book, barring last-minute changes.)

It won’t be long now before the Advance Review Copies become available followed by the real thing. The release date is scheduled for September 28.

I’ll be posting the wonderful cover as soon as I can overcome my website host’s uploading issues.