July 26, 2006

After this, I REALLY will get to work. Really.

Someone asked me this morning, in reference to my Blog Against Racism comments, if I'd ever read any Octavia Butler, and after I'd finished waxing poetic and mopping my eyes and explaining that I'd named a character in my latest novel after her (a high honor, from me), I pointed them to her Wiki site. Looking there myself I found that a memorial scholarship has been created in her name.

I never even knew she was a MacArthur Fellow! Shows how much you care about a writer's honors if they write good books.

I always thought I'd one day get to meet her...
I hope she knew how loved she was.

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