You know, the veil between publishing and authors and readers is pretty much kaput these days. And, frankly, I kind of miss it.
I miss the days when I didn’t know anything about authors and just picked out the books I wanted to read while browsing in the bookstore before author names started to leak through. I miss the days when books took place all over the world in exotic places and times. Some were in Regency England, but we all had a taste for diversity back then. I particularly loved stories set in the Gilded Age in New York and Rhode Island.
This was all brought back to me in New York at RWA recently. I was in an elevator with Bertrice Small. Yep, that Bertrice Small. We did that thing you do at RWA where everybody is always looking at chests to read your badge and she spoke to me first and remarked that she very much enjoyed All […]