The Bellwether Babes! This picture was taken at the Poets & Writers banquet in NY. From the left are Barbara Kingsolver (beloved Bellwether goddess), me, Marjorie Kowalski Cole (the newest Bellwether winner; her book, Correcting the Landscape, comes out later this year), and Donna Gershten (whose novel, Kissing the Virgin's Mouth, was the first Bellwether winner). What a great night! Thanks to Marjorie for sending me the picture!