If you follow the romance writing world at all, you know that the Romance Writers of America has been in serious turmoil these past few weeks.  As a member of RWA’s Board of Directors (first as an Advisor and then briefly as a Direct0r-at-Large), I was in the middle of the storm.  Or I was […]

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Writers love contests, largely because being named a finalist gives us outside validation that our books are indeed good books.  Oh sure, we’ll give great pep talks about how internal validation is better, that our loving our stories is all that matters, but deep down most of us know we’re talking smack.  We want – […]

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