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Close Encounters now available in e-book!

Courtesy of Dzanc Books, you can now order my first collection of fiction, Close Encounters (2007; originally published by So New) on Kindle! Thanks to Dan Wickett and the other great folks at Dzanc for making my work available digitally. You can order from Amazon here or Open Road Media here.