…after a long day, with a substantial list as yet incomplete.
However, I stopped the rest to spend some time tonight speaking to winners of the SiWC 2010 writing contest over the phone. My favourite, FAVOURITE part of the job. The conference is coming next week and there is still so much to do…Darby is racing all around the known universe promoting her new book [and mine!], but you know… stopping to chat with those who love stories and story-telling and are so good at it themselves…
…it’s a huge privelege.
This year, we are including the winner of the Lisa Rector Scholarship in the Anthology of winners we publish.
When you read it, you will know why.
Keep buying books, will ya? We need to all support these incredible talents — to allow them a way to send their voices into the air.
We are all the better for it.
Of course, this is an old photo of Seamus being sleepy as a puppy. He does sleepy much more cutely than I.