Big thank yous and hugs to kittymel for the thoughtful sympathy card and to Ico and her dad, Barnaby, for the beautiful flowers:
Some new reviews of and recommendations for "Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast" and Returning My Sister's Face:
• "Snow-women and Samurais" by Nin Harris (exsilii):
"The writing is filled with both the graceful simplicity I have come to associate with Far Eastern literature and poetry as well as the modern edginess which comes with the meeting between two cultures...Returning My Sister's Face remains one of the brighter sparks in the output of published writing for the year."
• Returning My Sister's Face reviewed by Ken Schneyer (ken_schneyer):
"[Eugie] tells her tales with such energy, grace and heart that one feels instantly transported and moved."
• "Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast" made Tangent's 2009 3-Star Recommended Reading List.
• "Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast" was recommended by Aaron Hughes as his Story of the Week pick for Feb. 25, 2010, at Fantastic Reviews Blog:
"Foster manages to keep the tale moving forward, using elegant but not flashy prose...a fascinating, absorbing story"