I've been constantly impressed by all the accomplishments Nate's had this year. Just prior to this he had a story appear in the anthology Close Encounters of the Urban Kind. And before that his magnificent piece "Deacon Carter's Last Dime" not only appeared in Crossed Genres Year One, but was a finalist in the storySouth Million Writers Awards Notable Stories of 2009.
I'm really proud (and more than a little envious) of Nate's success. He's been an excellent friend, peer and mentor and I'm excited that he's doing so well. Excelsior!