'The ethics of writing are rather like the ethics of life: hard to define, open to interpretation, and vulnerable to corruption for love, money, success or revenge. As an art form, writing affords us certain privileges. Yet the act of putting words on a page, writing stories that will enter the public domain, also brings responsibilities. There are moral, ethical, and even legal issues to consider. As the author behind a published work, we, too, enter the public arena. We become role models and spokespeople, and, consciously and unconsciously, construct a public persona.'