Membership Soars Past 1000

On behalf of the Board and the Membership Committee I am pleased to announce that the Horror Writers Assn.'s paid membership is now over 1000!

Total Members: 1008

Active: 369

Affiliate: 306

Associate: 65

Lifetime: 35

Supporting: 222

Academic: 10

We pay tribute to all those members, to those who have encouraged others to join, and, in particular, to the Membership Committee, headed by James Chambers. Thanks also go to our Administrator, Brad C. Hodson, who does all the work processing new members and renewals, and Angel Leigh McCoy and her Web team for processing new Web credentials. But this membership milestone is also a tribute to all our 170+ HWA volunteers who provide the services that keep and attract members: our Board (which I cannot praise highly enough), the Mentoring section, the Web presence, the new YA section, the Newsletter, the IM, the Grievance Committee, the Hardship Fund, the Bram Stoker Awards® Committee and the Award Juries, the Election Committees, the LAA Committee, the Library Committee, the Publications Committee, Social Media, Chapters, the Organizing Committee for New Orleans, and others--you are what makes HWA the great organization we are. So, we thank you.

FYI: In April 2011, we had 523 members. In November 2008, we had 240 members.