I have a brand-new short story out at Podcastle, "Poet-Scholars of the Necropolis"! I'm very happy this story found such a good home. Julia Rios does an amazing job of narrating.
I've also started a newsletter/mailing list -- there's a sign-up on the right-hand bar of this website, or on the Contacts page. I'll send out a newsletter a few time a year with updates and announcements. No spam. No giving away your e-mail. Just good times.
I just fired up the latest episode of Podcastle and as Graeme Dunlop began reading your bio, I had to stop and look you up. First, congrats on your publications!
Second, the reason I was so curious about you is that I too studied archaeology at BYU. I did my BA and MA there. I'm pretty sure I know you. I taught Anthropology 207 (ancient technology) for a few semesters. I think you were one of my students.
Did you happen to make a limestone stela with Mayan writing on it? It was a pretty memorable project.
Anyway, if you are not that person, please disregard. I'm now on my way to listen to your story. I'm excited to hear it.
That is me! I still have the flint tools I used to do that. Experimental archaeology was both one of the most exciting and more informative classes I took in college -- thank you so much for teaching it. My little brother still makes fun of me for my propensity to put flintknapping and obsidian in half of what I write.Delete
That's great. What a small world. I really enjoyed your story. A nice bit of world-building and characters with intriguing origins.ReplyDelete
I really enjoyed teaching that class. It is still one of the most fun I've had teaching a class.
Finally, your little brother should be the object of derision. Flintknapping needs to be in so many more stories. Spread the good word!