October 24th, 2006


The Day Stephen King Wrote to Me

I will always remember this day, because it's the day Stephen King sent me an email! When I saw it waiting for me in my In Box, my heart went pitter-patter, even though I'm far from the world's biggest Stephen King fan (though I adore Hearts in Atlantis and Bag of Bones, and mssrcrankypants will back me up on their underappreciated awesomeness). I clicked on the email in an excited tizzy, wondering if perhaps he finally got that promotional postcard I sent him when Walk in Shadows came out back in 2003.

Here, for all the world to see, is his email to me and only me!

Dear MoveOn member,

If I know anything, I know scary. And giving this president and this out-of-control Congress two more years to screw up our future is downright terrifying. Thankfully, this national nightmare is one we can end with—literally—a wake up call.

My friends at MoveOn.org Political Action are organizing pre-Halloween phone parties this weekend, Oct. 28th & 29th. We'll be calling progressive voters in key districts who may not turn out unless they get a friendly reminder or two.

It goes on from there, but modesty prevents me from including the rest. I don't want to rub anyone's nose in it, but I think it comes through pretty clearly how special I am to him. We love each other now and are running away together. Also, he's going to send all my novels to his agent.