I got an e-mail from Joshilyn Jackson!!! Oh my GAD!! For those of you who haven't been listening to me, Joshilyn Jackson is the author of a new book, gods in Alabama, which I am currently reading.
All of this excitement started when I was reading her blog, Faster Than Kudzu, and felt moved to comment on a post in which JJ gave a link to the "Which Book are You?" quiz. I always come up Watership Down or Owen Meany (gag), blah blah.
She e-mailed and thanked me for takin' a chance on a new author's book, said a bit about Owen Meany and Irving's work (I'm a Cider House fan). It was sweet of her to e-mail.
I've e-mailed a few authors...gotten responses from all I've tried: Anita Diamant, and I've had e-mail and phone conversations with Donna Cross, author of Pope Joan. She was really nice...did a phone interview for an article I was writing.
If you think I'm lame, lick my crack. Authors are my celebs!