I am in Los Angeles this week, catching up with my friends and family and doing a bunch of events. My trip was off to a great start (the TV in the car-rental office was broadcasting news of Rumsfeld’s resignation). I taught a master class in fiction at UC Riverside on Wednesday. It was at once terrifying and exhilarating to be in the classroom again, and I had a great time. Then on Thursday I taped a radio show and went to watch a rehearsal for the New Short Fiction Series, so I haven’t had a chance to catch up with my email yet. Apologies to those of you who are awaiting an answer.