This is a picture of me going across the stage at the very first Writers of the Future ceremony. I was the very first person on the stage of the very first award ceremony a long, long time ago. The story I got into the book is titled One Last Dance and it is in WOTF #1.
In case you don’t recognize the men in the picture, left to right they are Robert Silverberg, me, Roger Zelazy, Greg Benford, and Algis Budrys. My wife, Ladene Edwards took the photo. It was at Chasen’s Restaurant in LA spring 1985.
I looked 25 but was actually 34 at the time. So young.