I recently attended a meeting of the O.C. Chapter of the Sisters in Crime. Alexandra Sokoloff, best-selling thriller writer, was the guest speaker. I felt a duty to respond to her talk.
It is obvious that, although Ms. Sokoloff is brilliant in many ways, pity party planning is NOT her forte, and in fact her discussion was actually damaging to the discipline.
So here goes, Alexandra. If you’re reading, I’d like to rebut some of your positions while I instruct the pitiable victims of the publishing industry, or any other industry for that matter.