Writers of the Future and I Catch Up 15 Years Later

In 2005, shortly after leaving the nonprofit sector and going to work for local government, I won Writers of the Future on my second submission.  My first had garnered honorable mention from AJ Budrys in 1999 or so.

In spring 2005, I learned I had won and that summer (just having finished the metal man story that would eventually become LAMENTATION) I jumped on a train (while drafting “Summer in Paris Light from the Sky”) to attend my workshop and award ceremony.  I’m still friends with many of my WotF cohort and the judges I met along the way.  One of them — Kevin J. Anderson — has gone on to publish me.

Anyway, it was a lovely chat with John Goodwin.  Give it a listen.

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