All the talk recently about the first two women to graduate from the
US Army Ranger School made me reminisce about my time in Ranger school,
37 years ago. Where to begin. Well, it was hard. Historically the
graduation rate is around 50 percent, and most quit within the first few
days, which surprised me. To apply for Ranger school you have to be
recommended by your cadre or your commander, plus you have to surpass
the prerequisites for physical fitness and military skills. Basically,
you have to convince everyone that you're the kind of demented,
hard-headed kook who could make it through the nine weeks of anguish.
Before you left for the school, you are briefed by recent graduates
about what to expect. I remember listening to their litany of misery and
asking, "Didn't you do anything fun?" The two Rangers looked at me like
I'd grown an extra head. I did spend the month before I was to report
for the school toughing myself up. Besides my usual routin…
Hello my League friends! Can I just tell you that Jane True Book 3, TEMPEST'S LEGACY, IS OUT!
You can see another reading and get some news on a contest to win some Legacy swag, here.
In VERY exciting news, Jane now has an Italian title! It's La Principessa Delle Tempeste. HOW CUTE IS THAT? And I can't wait to see what they do with the cover!
You can see a conversation about Jane in Italian, here. I have no idea what they're saying, but it sounds sexy, doesn't it???
Finally, you can find a contest here, run by the ever lovely and fabulous Carolyn Crane, in which you can win TL.
I am currently gearing up for the January residency of my MFA program. Students will arrive from all over the country (and a few from outside the US), descending on Greensburg to be edumacated in the art of writing popular fiction. I'm running a module on close reading, and one on urban fantasy. Totally looking forward to it! But it's going to be crazy hectic, and the day after everyone l…