3 Replies to “First Cup of Coffee – December 30, 2019”

  1. Sadly, at this point I don’t think you can separate the RITA contest from the organization’s problems. Long term I hope RWA can be saved. But with so many authors withdrawing their books already and librarians and reviewers withdrawing from the was-going-to-be-new-and-improved judging pool I think for the short term they should cancel this year’s awards.

    1. Oops, lost my internet for a while. Wanted to also say it sucks as there were so many great books this year.

      1. Indeed – and I’ve seen several authors of color stating that they intend to keep their books in the contest this year. I’m seeing what the next weeks bring before I make any decisions.

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