Celebrating that New Year with a New Toolbox

We emerge from our Christmas break to report that Walter Jon Williams just sent me my acceptance letter to Taos Toolbox.

I know, you were all so sure. I wasn’t, so we’ll just go with that. I find, in the author gig, it’s always better to be prepared for rejection. That said 🙂 Or maybe :D.

What excites me the most is that it’s going to be about novels. Novels. NOVELS.

And I know the teachers are great. I’ve heard it from my friends. I’ve read Kress’ books.

Yup. Aglow with happiness. Gotta wait for the college to re-open so I can cut them a check. Then I gotta buy a plane ticket.

But soon, soon, I will have my own bear story. Hmmm…hope I don’t get eaten.

I hope your New Year starts off on such a good note.


Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

10 thoughts on “Celebrating that New Year with a New Toolbox”

  1. Excellent! You have proven the staff of the workshop is not insane. Go forth and, uh, write!

  2. Walter Jon Williams! He was one of my favorite authors for a fairly long time. I have a surprisingly large number of his books.

  3. Congratulations. Your acceptance is perfectly appropriate. You’re really going to get a lot out of this.

    This news gives me a distinctly satisfying sensation of being part of a community. Go figure.

  4. I never doubted for a second that you’d get in, but it doesn’t stop e being happy and excited to hear the official news. Yay! I can’t wait to hear more bear stories, so please ensure that you stay alive to tell them!

  5. Congratulations! Kress is one of the most skillful, insightful teachers I’ve ever had. I’ve never taken a workshop with her–just some informal sessions at Rainforest–but she’s really amazing. I hear good stuff about Williams as well, of course. HAVE FUN 😀

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