Basically they're encouraging other bloggers to leave open letters to Barry on their blogs telling him how great they think he is. And since I'm a HUGE Barry fan, naturally I was excited to be a part--but it has nothing to do with winning contest prizes.
See, Barry Lyga is one of the first authors I started
So, yeah. I owe him pretty much forever.
And so...without further ado:
Hey--it's me. Shannon.
Yeah, that's right. The girl who spammed your inbox like a hundred times last year with epic-length lists of questions. (I might also be the one who @replies you a lot on Twitter. *blushes*)
I guess I should start by thanking you for not blocking me. And, you know, not getting a restraining order. ;)
I also want to thank you for all the incredible advice you've given me, both through your patient replies, and all your fabulous blog posts. I know for a fact that I wouldn't have made it this far without your guidance, and whenever I have a published book with an acknowledgments section, you can bet your name will be in there.
But more than anything, I want to thank you for your amazing books. Your stories, have made me laugh, made me think, and kept me up at night--and I have loved every. single. word. I highly recommend them to anyone else reading this.
So basically, thank you for being so awesome. You totally rock, and I only hope I can someday help and inspire someone else the way you have for me.
Oh, and I'll try to stop cyberstalking you--but I make no guarantees that I'll be successful. :P
What about you guys? Any authors make a difference in your writing or career? Anyone you're currently cyberstalking? (or am I the only one who does that...)