As if I don't have enough to do - two full time jobs, three junior agents, a teen-aged son and a grown-up relationship - I got an email from a local journalism school graduate inquiring if she could intern with me this summer.
Now those who know me know that I believe in mentoring, because I was so poorly mentored when I was a young woman in my 20's by the icons of feminist journalism - they just made me feel so small and insignificant - and I vowed that when my turn came, I would give back. So I said yes.
But I take interning seriously, and always make sure that I have something to teach.
It turns out that Vanessa is a horror fan - she actually worked for someone I had just met at Necon - so there is much that I can teach her.
And I've asked her to keep a blog, so please visit, and comment, and encourage.
She'll be interning at the agency through the summer, and then begin a six month internship at RR while she goes for her Masters in Publishing.