So last week I read Crowned by Julie Linker.... I finished it on Thanksgiving... I needed a good cozy light read, and this book REALLY fit the bill... after the past week I had, I just wanted something I KNEW would make me smile... so after I finished it, I wanted to see if Julie had anymore works in progress, so I visited her website... (http://julielinker.com/ be sure to check it out) while there I left her a message telling her that even though I'm a 30 year old Mommy, I just adored Crowned... if you haven't read it, and are a fan of YA, you really should!!! Well, today, to my surprise, I received an email back from Julie!!!!!!!! And not only is she a great author of YA books, she is SUPER NICE and seemed truly thrilled to receive my message... which I shall now share with all of my wonderful followers... (all 7 of you).....
A real, live adult!! I'm printing this email out and putting it in my scrapbook. You are the first grown up person to ever contact me (although who knows--some of the 13 year old "girls" who write may actually be creepy guys in prison, lol). I'm so glad you liked Crowned! That makes me feel really good because I wanted to slit my wrists when I was writing it (not really, but you know what I mean). I love Geek Girls Guide too! Plus, I met Charity (one of the co-authors) at a conference and we've e-mailed some and she's really nice so that made me like it that much more. Sometimes I meet other authors who, um, aren't exactly as nice as they could be and then I just can't like their books, no matter how good they are.
Also, Charity and Darcy (the other Geek Girl co-author) and I have the same editor, which is probably why the books reminded you of each other. :)
Thank you again for writing--it made my day!
I hope you will all check out Julie's website and also her awesome books!!! She really made my day!!!