Most new authors have heard it’s important to connect with potential colleagues, but how exactly do you get the time of day from a pro when you’re just starting out? If you’re a wallflower, how can you make connections with people in the industry? Introvert or extrovert, how do you build relationships without coming across as needy or demanding? Authors Elle E. Ire and José Pablo Iriarte will show you how to approach and interact with industry pros on Twitter, via fan-mail/email and in-person, and share do’s and don’ts for each situation.
Two Florida Democratic Congressmen have signed on to a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius demanding accountability for research into the ban on blood donations by gay men.
Representatives Ted Deutch of Boca Raton and Alcee L. Hastings of Fort Lauderdale joined 82 other U.S. Senators and House members in signing the letter, which expresses concern with the timeline of the work.