Last night, Twilight Tales celebrated their 14th Anniversary at one of my favorite haunts, The Red Lion Pub. The evening was bittersweet because Twilight Tales has met there every Monday night virtually since its inception. The bar is being torn down, rebuilt and will be closed for the next year or so. So I had to say goodbye to a place I love, a place where I have learned more and grown more as a writer than I ever thought possible.
I have often said that I would not be a published author had I not met Joe Konrath. Joe challenged me to change my views about what a writing career is and over the years has taught me so much about the craft and business of writing. He also introduced me to Twilight Tales. So it was only fitting that we should be sitting out in the beer garden last night, talking about how to solve plot problems over a Guiness.
The Red Lion Pub will always hold a special place in my heart. I hope that the new improved version retains much of the old English charm. Goodbye, for now…but not forever.