Michael has been a faithful and
strong member of RWA/NYC for over a decade. Recently, he has served as
Chapter Secretary. He also hosts the weekly Writing Sprints on our
Chapter Facebook page, and has organized the Chapter's table at the Brooklyn
Book Festival for several years. RWA/NYC thanks Michael for his continuing
years of service.
It seems apropos for Michael to win
the award, which is newly named for RWA/NYC's Founding Mother and First Chapter
Secretary -- Kathryn Hayes. In addition to organizing and launching Romance
Writers of America, New York City, Inc. in the early 1980s, Kathryn made it her
job to welcome new members and was often a workshop speaker. Kathryn was best
known as Kathryn Hitte, children's books writer.