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First off, I want to thank everyone for the very kind words about Sasha. I especially liked that so many people said she looks like me, which is very nice to hear, because really, she looks EXACTLY like my husband. Like carbon copy exact. Not that you would know this, of course, as he does not want to be in this blog, but trust me, it is true. The only people who ever say she looks like me are people who don’t know him. But still, it’s nice to hear anyway.

In other news, an astute reader pointed out this happy coincidence: Lock and Key and the second season of Friday Night Lights on DVD are being released on the same day, April 22nd! Does this mean that I am that much closer, in the pop culture universe, to Tim Riggins? Oh, God, I hope so. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my pub date than watching FNL. Okay, maybe watching FNL with a glass of champagne. Or, if I’m hanging out with Tim Riggins, a cold beer. I’m not picky. Whatever he wants will be fine!

(I know, I know, Tim Riggins is a fictional character. I am not that crazy. Or sleep deprived. Actually, maybe I am. Sleep deprived, not crazy, that is.)

Also, I mentioned on Friday that I’ll be over on the Readergirlz site on MySpace, popping in on the forums this months and doing a chat in a few weeks. But you can also check out the main site, where you’ll find some stuff about Just Listen, including a playlist and 10 Things You Should Know About Me. (My Tim Riggins fixation is not listed, but then again, you already know about that, right?)

Finally—finally!—I have to throw in a plug for what will be my VERY FIRST public reading in, like, a million years. It’s going to be on April 5th, on the UNC Campus, and you can find out more about it here. I know, it’s still a ways off, but I’m really excited, because it has been a long time since I’ve done any events, and it’s nice to start up again at one of my favorite places in the world. The lecture is even in a room where I had MANY classes as a student, years ago. Anyway, if you’re local and interested, please come out. Hopefully I still remember how to do this! We’ll find out, I guess….

Have a good day, everyone!
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