[DWJ] Hi everyone

Amy Harlib aharlib at earthlink.net
Tue Jul 6 12:48:14 EDT 2010

aharlib at earthlink.net
So glad you're here!  I love Bright Weavings!

Subject: [DWJ] Hi everyone

> Hello all,
> I thought I should introduce myself, since I joined the list recently. I
> thought it particularly apropos to say hello today, having read reading 
> all
> the messages, since I only found out about the list because of its mention
> in Ansible, and also, being a Brit transplanted to Israel, I was delighted
> to discover that DWJ is being translated into Hebrew!
> I have been a huge fan of DWJ since I was probably around 7 or 8 - almost 
> 30
> years ago now. I think my first DWJ discovery was Witch Week. I faithfully
> buy everything DWJ publishes - she is just wonderful. The only books of 
> hers
> I never got into were the Dalemark Quartet. And actually, although I 
> thought
> Homeward Bounders was a great book, it was so unbearably sad that I've 
> only
> been able to read it twice in my life. My favourites are Fire and Hemlock,
> Deep Secret, Hexwood, and Archer's Goon.
> I've been in Israel since 1996. For the past eight years I worked as
> editorial director for Toby Press, an independent publishing house, 
> editing
> original English language fiction and fiction in translation - a dream job 
> I
> never thought I'd find in Israel. Unfortunately a couple of months ago the
> list was cut severely and I was laid off - my boss decided to move in a
> different - more profitable - direction - which is not fiction, but prayer
> books and bibles etc. I'm probably going to start up as a freelance 
> editor,
> and already have a few projects on my plate.
> In my volunteer life, I run the authorized website on Guy Gavriel Kay -
> www.brightweavings.com - which I launched a decade ago now. Farah, you may
> remember me - we met about 8 years ago when I was thinking of doing a phd 
> in
> fantasy. In the end, as it turned out, I went into editing fiction instead
> :-)
> Anyway, I just wanted to say hello to everyone - it seemed a bit sinister 
> to
> just be lurking and reading all your messages!
> Deborah
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