So just to show you I've still been working on the writing thing in my absence, here's a linky for ya:
The opening for my middle grade fantasy novel, Oliver and the Underlings, was selected by lottery to be looked at by an agent, who at the moment remains a secret, in Miss Snark's First Victim's Secret Agent contest. Go check out the first 250 words of Oliver and the Underlings. My entry is #23. And feel free to peruse that site for other contest entries, contest announcements, and valuable writing-related information.