Good news too, I put a painting into the McClelland Artists Guild yesterday and came second. Not too shabby, I haven't been back at it for very long. Two 2nds in 2 months and a paid commission. Nowhere near your writing achievments, however, which are amazing.
I am so happy to see how well you are doing. I looked up your name on a whim after googling to see how well my website was ranking, and am thrilled to see all this. Its very exciting and interesting. I send all my best wishes.
Yes, the collection looks fantastic - they have done a great job. I must get around to reading it sometime soon ... can't even remember much about my own stories in it, so it will be enjoyable reading them with a fresh eye.