Tuesday, August 21, 2012

In which Daniel Kraus gives me a new name

Have you read ROTTERS, by Daniel Kraus? It's a favorite of mine. You'll understand why when you read it. I hadn't heard of it until last April, my superhero Random House rep, Nic, said, "You have to read this book."
So I read it.

And I loved it.

And when I met Daniel at ALA this June, I said, "Holy shit. You're Daniel Kraus." I know this because he tweeted it. And Twitter is here solely to serve my poor memory. (I'm sure it's great for other things, too.)

So, anyway, long after I fell in love with ROTTERS, I found Daniel's Hostile Questions column on the Booklist Online site. I read the column regularly. And then, my day came. He asked me the hostile questions.


I wrote that in call caps because it's still kinda hard to believe. My trusty internet filter device (also known as Mr. King) found this lovely review of the book here on Bookalicious.

Thank you Bookalicious. You totally rock.

PAYA This Saturday.

Finally, I will make it to West Chester for the PAYA festival. I am so excited!
First, I'm TOTALLY STOKED to be talking to local librarians in the morning about community reading.
Then, I'm signing from 1-2 right alongside Beth Kephart, if I can swing it.

Still haven't finished the millionaire/mediocrity post I've been promising. I'll get to it. I'm gathering information as the weeks go on.

I'll be back. Right now I have to finish a horror story and go to the pool. Because summer is nearly over. HOW IS SUMMER NEARLY OVER?


Matthew MacNish said...

I've never seen that other cover for Rotters, pretty sweet.

Anonymous said...

as awe-inspiring as those hostile questions were, there's no way i'll ever be able to say the name he gave you - what's up with no pronunciation key, daniel?

Joanne R. Fritz said...

Oh hahaha to your new name. Haven't read ROTTERS but I probably should. Also, I didn't know you could juggle. How cool! Can you teach me?

And it was great seeing you at PAYA, even though it was too brief.