Am I Shallow?

The answer is “probably,” with a well-rolled R.

Why do I say this? Because I’m about to engage in a small spot of self-promotion:

 an image of sky, mountain and text that says 'CLOUD LAKE LITERARY CANADIAN LITERARY CANYM ARTS MAGAZINE CREATIVE NONFICTION MEMORIES LOVE AND THE THINGS WE FOUND HILARY FAKTOR POETRY SMILING BUDDHA, BY SUE BLOTT CHILDREN'S LITERATURE THE MAN WHO WAS A WIZARD, LILY DAVIES FICTION WANTING_DEPTH,BY-DIRCK DE LINT ...AND MANY MORE'
Why, yes… that is my name on the cover

This delightful compendium has just been put where the public can get at it, over at Cloud Lake Literary’s site, where you can buy it as a single item or subscribe to the journal.

…and if you’re wondering how a genre goofus like me managed to sneak into the walled garden of a literary journal, I will prove my egoism by putting my thumbs in my suspenders and say, “Hey, I’m pretty good at this.”

I will then wait to see if you laugh right in my face or give me a gentle sigh of annoyance. Either is appropriate.