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Win some, lose some II

Photo: Sharon Hanson for the Missouri Writers' Guild, Rickman Conference Center, Jefferson City, MO. 

I found the Ted Berrigan book & this photo from 1986, me giving a talk in rural Missouri when I was fiction editor of Woman's World. They wanted to find out how to sell me mystery & romance short stories, & there I was, way younger than they expected & with that calico hair, courtesy of Wendy at Girl Loves Boy on Thompson Street. Too bad the picture is b&w because my head was a riot of yellow, black, red, brown & more. And oh did I love that shirt, heavy pink rayon with airplanes. 


What I lost was my mind, editing the dullest paper I've read in a hundred years. Did I stay awake throughout? Almost. 

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