Elections for the Board of Directors of Romance Writers of America opened this week, and I am on the ballot as a candidate for Director-at-Large.
Why am I running?
RWA is going to be facing some big decisions and issues in the next year or two–and the choices made will affect every member. As a someone who values RWA, I would like to see that process be as transparent as possible, and inclusive of all the different voices in our organization.
So most importantly – please vote! Whether you vote for me or not. The ballot is full of excellent candidates.
If you are looking for suggestions, I will tell you I am voting for Courtney Milan and Carolyn Jewel. They are brilliant, talented authors who would bring a wealth of publishing experience and subject expertise to the board. Both have experience in traditional and self-publishing. Courtney has an impressive (understatement!) legal background, and Carolyn knows a great deal about technology and user testing.
I am neither a lawyer nor an IT whiz — aside from being an author, my professional background is as a librarian. That means my particular interest is in providing free and fair access to books and information. Board directors are elected to serve the organization, not advance individual agendas, but if I have a philosophy that tends to color my decision making, it’s that one.
Most of all, I just believe in and appreciate RWA. Over the years, membership has meant a lot … Read More »