Saturday, January 29, 2011
And the winner of the mini-Edgar is . . .
At my critique group meetings this past week, the kind folks in each group staged an early celebration of the Robert L. Fish Award.
My Saturday gang, sometimes known as the Yolawriters (because we used to meet at a defunct coffee shop called Yola's) presented me with this hand-crafted 4 1/2" likeness of Mr. Poe. Then midget booze bottles were produced to improve the coffee. My thanks go out to word-wizards R. L. Kelstrom, Kassandra Kelly and Jackie Blain.
The Wednesday night crew hauled out champagne and treated me to a toast. For that I'm indebted to Ann Littlewood, Christine Finlayson, Angela Sanders, Doug Levin and Marilyn McFarland, fine writers all.
To most of those folks I'm doubly indebted, because they also provided valuable input on the first draft of "Skyler Hobbs and the Rabbit Man." More proof, if any was needed, that critique groups rock!