Thursday, March 12, 2015

Amazing, happy news for one of the rhinos who inspired Land Beast

I came across this post on Facebook:

Some of you may remember Thandi, the courageous rhino who survived a poaching attack back in 2012.

Now she’s making headlines with good news: she’s given birth to a baby calf named Thembi—meaning “hope” in isiXhosa.

How incredible! This makes me so happy!

Matt Bell Featured Land Beast on an Eco-Fabulism Panel at AWP

I couldn't be more flattered that Matt pieced my piece as one of the examples in his Fabulist Fiction for a Hot Planet! panel. 

Here's an interview in the Sonora Review that mentions his development of the panel. The interviewer mentions my story. 

Matt has since used this talk twice. 

Two Reviews of Black Krim

Click here for a review from JMWW

Click here for a review from Readers Lane

I'm happy the book connected with both reviewers, and I'm especially happy it brought up memories of being outside in the dirt, in the elements.