Pssst. Guess who emailed me? GUESS??? No, it wasn’t Steve King. (Although I am NOT giving up hope that if I keep mentioning him he will somehow stumble upon my blog and immediately become a stalker. Surely he googles himself like the rest of us.)
It was Phillip Done. PHIL DONE!!! You know, the author of the book I CANNOT stop RAVING about! (32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny, in case you forgot.) The one I have purchased EIGHT copies of because I keep GIVING it away.
When I saw his name in my email inbox I could NOT BELIEVE IT!!!
And it was really him, not some assistant, minion, or the president of his fan club; however I think that I have successfully proved that THAT particular job could be mine for the taking.
So, he was very, very nice and explained that he was in EUROPE and wanted to say he was glad I loved his book, blah, blah, blah, and that although he was OUT of his comp copies of the new book, he would be happy to send me his MANUSCRIPT from it. We played a bit of email tag, and he was so cool and great, and wonderful! He also asked if I would like him to come to SMITH COLLEGE and SPEAK to the student teachers next year while he is nearby at a conference!! And he gave me his cell number. And home number. And his first born. (I turned THAT one down. I have enough trouble as it is…)
Oh. My. God.
Somebody pinch me.