I haven't had much news to post here since the summer. That lull in the pandemic seems like a long-lost golden age of innocense regained, now that omicron is casting us back to a fearful uncertainty wearyingly reminiscent of early 2020. But my holiday season, though stressful indeed, was considerably lightened by the news that reached me today. Once Was Lost has been nominated for a Vermont Book Award! Many thanks to my wonderful publisher at Fomite Press. It's an honor just to be associated with this small, fiercely honest, determinedly independent, anti-capitalist, literary publishing house, the labor of love of Marc Estrin and Donna Bister. After you finish buying all three volumes of In Dante's Wake, you should check out the rest of their catalogue. And keep your fingers crossed for me! VBA will announce its finalists and winners this coming spring.