Trisha J. Wooldridge met Patty, owner of Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester, some years back through science fiction and fantasy conventions. Trish is the current president of Broad Universe, a non-profit organization that promotes, honors, and celebrates women’s contributions to science fiction, fantasy, horror, and all the genres in between. Before presidency, however, Trish was the readings & events coordinator. During the painful bridge construction, a fateful lunch date led Trish to start helping out with the register on Mondays… and from there, she started handling events and such for the bookstore, too.
When not at the bookstore, Trish is a senior editor at Spencer Hill Press and a pubished author of several short stories and her first novel, The Kelpie, comes out December 2013.
Trisha’s favorite toy at ABSW is…
Doctor Who Big Soft Talking Dalek
It’s big, it’s huggable… and it wants to EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! you. Be prepared for hours of chasing small, laughing children (or not-so-small, laughing adults) all around the house with this squishably snuggle-able genocidal alien toy. Worried about the end of the world? Pah – the Daleks will survive. So, adopt this one and it may reward you by exterminating you later… or turning you into a Dalek, yourself!