This X and O was supposed to be published before number 8. The events of # 8 are about to have dire consequences for our beloved characters. But for now, things are quite normal.
I have been writing, editing, publishing and teaching on/off for the past 10 years. I co-founded this site with the only person on the planet that I know who has read more than I have. For the record I must say that he has only surpassed me because I lost the use of one eye about 9 years back in an accident involving WD40, a pomegranate and a drunk baboon. If not for that he would be buried in the wake of my discarded books.