Library Love!

The ALA Midwinter meeting in Dallas wraps up this week, and the PLA annual conference hits Philadelphia in mid March. Most writers started as readers, and we got the book bug in libraries. My essay on libraries I’ve loved is featured on the Sisters in Crime blog this week; it originally appeared on Jenny Milchman’s Suspense Your Disbelief

And as the bumper sticker says, thank — or hug — a librarian today!

Jane Friedman on securing permissions

Although I don’t advise writers on contract and copyright issues, I do hear lots of questions about permissions and fair use — and some of them may be answered today on Jane Friedman’s blog, in her post When Do You Need to Secure Permission?

Jane’s blog is a consistently excellent source of advice on many issues for writers, especially on changes in the publishing industry.