From Your At-Large Director

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Four years ago this week, I joined the National Board of the Mystery Writers of America as an At-Large Director. (An aside: that’s the best title ever. I’ve never been able to hear it without thinking “criminal at large.”) Saturday marks the last day of my reign tenure, with the new board being sworn in. (MWA bylaws have term limits, so even though some members serve on the board for years, you can never serve more than two consecutive two-year terms.) It’s been an incredible experience. Don’t get me wrong: this is a hard-working board, so there have been times I cursed the fact I had reports to write and votes to cast and debates about, well, everything. But, looking back, I can absolutely say it was worth it. If you’re not a member of MWA, I hope you’ll consider joining. And if they ask you the serve on the board… well, think about it! Thanks to everyone on the board for making the past four years such a pleasure.

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