Readers left to right: Nancy Ellis Taylor and Penelope Moffett are the tall poets in back. In front: Marie Unini, Janie Fried, Lisa Swanstrom, S. Ramos O'Briant, Julia Gibson.
The piece is in the anthology, "What Wildness Is This: Women Write the Southwest," published in May by the University of Texas Press.
Note the emphasis on love, not erotica. As with most of my writing, there's a touch of humor along with a touch or two.
I also ran into her at the Los Angeles Festival of Books. She sat behind me in the audience for the panel on writing dark, or maybe it was writing funny, but what's the difference? We talked about what we are working on --- both of our new novels are set in L.A.
I felt very literary. I also impressed myself with actually putting together a face with a name, and even the books the person wrote.