One of the most wonderful things about teaching at UCLA is that every once in a while I become friends with one of my students. The whole teacher/student relationship shifts and we get to hang out and I don't have to be on my smartypants best all the time (if I have a smarty pants best, that is.) Anyway, my former student Jennifer Gooch Hummer is now one of my closest friends. We switch pages, we gossip, we email just about every day, and she's got two fabulous novels out there with editors right now. But for a taste of just how good she is, I want to tout her latest story that's now in Miranda Magazine, called How To Stay Lost, which is a part of her novel, Apron.
Go and look!