Well, it’s April 2–and yes, it was a joke. You’re not rid of us yet. We don’t think we had that many of you convinced, anyway.
Some scammers may have had their fingers crossed, though.
Thanks for all the great comments and emails–they really do mean a lot.
Until the next post!
Ann C. Crispin, co-founder of Writer Beware® and Chair of the SFWA® Committee on Writing Scams, became active in SFWA® in 1983. She served as Eastern Regional Director for almost ten years, and as Vice-President for two more. With her husband, two-time SFWA® President Michael Capobianco, she was a 2004 recipient of the SFWA® Service Award.
Her more than twenty novels include the best-selling Han Solo Trilogy; New York Times best-selling Star Trek novels Yesterday’s Son, Time for Yesterday, and Sarek; the original series Starbridge; and her final novel, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Price of Freedom. Her many freelance credits include articles in Writer’s Digest and the SFWA® Bulletin.
Ann passed away in 2013, but her tireless work with Writer Beware® stands as an enduring legacy.
I am such a moron…I fell for it.
Ann and Victoria,
I read the post from April 1st at first, and then this one. I must admit that my heart stopped for a few beats. All writers need you guys! Don’t play with my emotions like that…please!
Did P.N. Elrod REALLY leave a comment? Is that really her? **gushing** Cool…
You are both very, very naughty.
But since we get to keep you for a while, I forgive you.
Hook, line and sinker?
You mean hook, line, and snicker, don’t you?
Well done, ladies.
Whew! I’m glad I write over the weekends and ignore the Internet. I would have climbed through the screen to strangle you for deserting us.
Don’t even think about it, ladies. We need you.
Love and cheers.
You two are very, VERY naughty!
You’ve hurt a LOT of people with this.
Here they are:
Wow, glad I checked again before deleting your site’s bookmark. LOL
“hook, line, and sinker”
My lip is bleeding.
Phew. You had me worried . . .
You scared me. I’m suing.
Thank all deities.
I guess I can call off the spa date designed to bribe you two?
And let you keep the dragoon kazoo and t-shirt?
The best jokes are very convincing.
As was this.
Glad you’re not hanging ’em up.
I am SO slow…I can’t believe I fell for it! DUH ME. hahaha
So I thought, but seriously, that joke put me on another round of Prilosec. 🙂
Now I’m gonna go find out how many of the people running for SFWA President as of yesterday were joking.
When I saw it bright and early this morning, you had me until about halfway through the third paragraph. And when I went to comment, and realized some people were going to buy it, hook, line, and sinker… well, I had to rewrite about 10 times before I thought of something that wouldn’t give it away. 🙂