Most of you know that I have a mad crush on M.T. Anderson. (You can see my squeetus exclusive interview with him here.) You understand. I'm not in love with him per se. I am an ecstatically happily married woman. And so is he. Only not the woman part. But how can I not help crushing? He's not my only crush, of course. The list is awfully long. (Holly Black, when will you admit we're best friends?!) But he comes up today because:
1. I'm about to read The Game of Sunken Places for the first time. The sequel is out, The Suburb Beyond the Stars, and has this awesome promo vid, if you haven't seen it.
2. We just had this email exchange. I share, with Tobin's permission.
Man those spam robots are clever! I just found this comment on one of my blog posts that mentions you, written by "Generic Viagra" with a link to an online pharmacy: "M.T Anderson is such a great guy, the most important thing is that he is a smart guy. Maybe he can share with us some other interesting ideas."
Well, sir, can you? Don't betray the high opinion Generic Viagra has placed in you.
I should mention that Generic Viagra is my stepmom. She's really nice about promoting my work. We used to call her Genny. For some reason, she was touchy about us using her full name.