Friday, June 19, 2009

RWA President Pershing Responds

Remember Monday's fabulous post by Deidre Knight on the ESPAN blog? This one here.

Well, today RWA president Diane Pershing has responded. You can read that here.

I'm guessing a lot of people who were on the fence about leaving just got a big push off that fence.


  1. Oh, boy. Off to read the fireworks...

  2. I started to read it, but about halfway through I got the feeling the reply was less about addressing the issues than picking apart Ms. Knight. Ms. Pershing skirted the entire point about representing ALL the members - no matter how you slice it, ignoring the needs of a few still means you can't be representing all.

    Love the comments, though. I thought Shayla Black hit it just right. Very eloquent.

  3. You aren't kiddin' sweetheart. Guess DC will be my last Nationals for the projected future, so I'd better make to most of seeing everyone!

  4. Uh oh, I'm off to go take a look...

  5. It's a shame, really. There should be room in RWA for both print and e-published authors. I hope that enough people speak out so that RWA is forced to change its position.