Today I received my full grant request from Create Here! With monies allocated for a shiny new range; kitchen hardware (pots, pans, knives, shears, scale, food processor); book artwork; ingredients for testing; and podcast equipment (microphone and mixer), a published SCRATCH is one step closer to being splattered and dripped upon in kitchens across the country! The grant application process, including the interview with the jury, was a stimulating experience, and the outcome is, to say the least, encouraging! This is the first money I’ve made, directly, from creative writing, and it’s a decent chunk! To understand Create Here and its mission, check out the website, http://www.createhere.org/.