Friday, June 24, 2011

Fan Letter Friday (4) Double Edition!

This is fan letter friday. All the time I see nice, special, kind and good authors on twitter, facebook, their own blog, etc. that I make friends with or follow on accident and I adore them. I like them as more than authors. I like them as people. So, I decided, since I don't have time to review every single book these people have written, I'm going to write to them. I am going to flaunt my love for them all over the internet and hopefully brighten their day. I am going to sound, insane, rambly and possibly like a stalker, but that's just part of the fun right?

Dear Jeaniene Frost, (Author of Cat, The Night Huntress books and The Night Huntress World books)

I love, love, love, love your books. I think Bones and Cat are my favorite married couple (with Ilona Andrews and Gordon a close second.) Spade and Denise are lovely, Kira and Mencheres still make me crack up and I simply cannot wait to read Vlad's book. I'm almost to the point of counting down the days. I LOVE HIM SO MUCH. I mean I think he's a spectacular character whom I highly respect.

I think it's really cool that you were obsessed with horror movies when you were younger. I was too and almost everyone I encountered thought it was weird. Well, mainly because I loved scary movies, but every time I watched one I was too scared to walk in the dark alone, even to my room. Still, not all kids who enjoy horror movies get as scared as I did. You're almost like a role model. (Even though it might terrify you to be thought of as such.)

You rarely have time to blog and I appreciate the effort made on your part in each post. Sad to say that I began liking you a lot as a person when I read your dog's plot to ruin your Halloween Horror Nights trip. Food poisoning and sick Jeaniene is not cool, but a dog's narration of a vacation is very funny. :) Even though writing books is a constant pain involving much stress for you, I'm so happy you do it. I can't help getting this funny, stupid grin on my face every time I hear that a new anthology or book of yours is coming out. I understand you write for yourself, but it still feels special each time I pick up one of your novels.

Congratulations on your move to a cooler climate! Still, you left the rest of us to die in the Florida heat. It was really nice to be able to count you among Florida authors for a while. Especially since there are so few here. I nearly fainted the two times I got to meet you at RWA '10 and at a Borders with Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Rachel Vincent and Melissa Marr. (It's alright, I know you don't remember me at all. It was worth it to hear how you walked out of the house pantsless thinking of story ideas.) I apologized to you at the Borders because they'd sold out of your books and I had to get Jennifer's instead and have her sign it. If it's any consolation I became scarily obsessed maybe 2 weeks later.

I have a huge, huge amount of respect for you for speaking out last October when Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak was going to be banned. You didn't have to do it, which makes it all the more important. Inadvertantly, you spurred me into creating The Banned Reads Project with my friends. I was so proud to read Speak for the first time this March and to tell other people about it. You're a very inspiring person. (Whether you believe me or not. )

Thank you for reading, and it's okay too if you didn't read it. I just think you're majorly awesome.


For those Interested:

Jeaniene Frost's Blog

Jeaniene Frost's Twitter

Jeaniene Frost's Goodreads

Jeaniene Frost's Facebook

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