A NOTE FROM MM: I normally don’t mention Pen Parentis here. I try to keep this page just for my creative writing. But i wanted to reach out and let you know that at our December 11th event, we lost all our electronic equipment in a power surge at the Andaz Wall Street. (If you are unfamiliar with the organization I founded to provide resources to authors who are also parents, here’s our website) The Andaz has been terrific hosts to us and we love working with them, but they are in Hurricane Zone A and are still struggling to get their facility back to its previously glorious state. Anyway - we lost an amp, a mic/recorder, and a pre-amp, and our volunteer guitar player lost his amp as well. If you would like to help, Pen Parentis is fiscally sponsored by a terrific artist nonprofit called Fractured Atlas. Any donations you make in behalf of Pen Parentis through this link are fully tax deductible…and we (and I) really truly appreciate it. Have a productive and prosperous 2013…!