Sunday, February 20, 2011
TRIPLE DOG DARE!
Alice Askew, my daughter-in-law's mother, did just that at Christmas. She sent me a check, an application form and a triple dog dare for me to join MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA.
I don't believe there's a mystery story or novel anywhere inside of me, but as most of you know, you can't do anything with a triple dog dare except take the dare. Which I did.
I am now a proud card carrying associate member of MWA - NYC Chapter as a reviewer. Incidentally, new members are appropriately referred to as "fresh blood".
I have to admit it's been fun reading 3rd DEGREE, the MWA newsletter, and seeing photos of some of my favorite authors like Lisa Scottoline and Bryan Gruley.
Now I just have to be careful that Alice doesn't triple dog dare me to write a mystery! Although I might just have to return the dare sometime. Alice, Askew would be a great title for a book, don't you think?
Thank you, Alice, what a clever and thoughtful gift!