In my recent (and first and only so far) interview I was asked what am I reading right now. The question threw me at first. As an editor I’m in a constant state of reading. Then there’s the reading (research) I do for my writing. The number of books that fall in that category are dozens at any one time. But what about reading for pleasure? In many ways the submissions and research are very pleasurable, albeit with a purpose. The more I thought about the question the more I realized I don’t do a lot of reading just for pure enjoyment. Much of that has been supplanted by my writing. I think it’s a fair trade, and I do still find a way to fit in my favorite authors. I’ve been debating about trying Kindle or some other form of e-reader, but thus far I’ve resisted the urge. I don’t think this is a technological issue. For that matter, I’m not sure it’s an issue at all, but the question did get me thinking.
PROLOGUE: A BLACK CONDOR DIPPED her featherless head and flapped her wings, straining for height. Another vulture drifted in front of her, forcing the condor to climb higher in the crowded wheel of circling birds. The condor struggled, her body weak from having little to eat over the past month. The sun had yet to… Read more »