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Thank you, Miss Sassypants.

My friend Sarah, a YA aficionado, read several drafts of The Monster’s Daughter. In her earlier reviews, she often called on characters like her hypothetical 16-year-old “Miss Sassypants” to help me evaluate potential problems with portions of the story. For example, she might say something like, “This is interesting, but I fear Miss Sassypants might look at this and say, ‘Oh, but on page 63, you said this, SO WHICH IS IT?!’” Sarah’s Miss Sassypants caused me many headaches at the time, but I remain greatly indebted to her. Without her, who knows what flaws would have remained overlooked by yours truly?

This morning, a couple years removed from critiques by Miss Sassypants, I delighted to read Sarah’s Amazon review of The Monster’s Daughter. The review might or might not have included this comment: “Our heroine Ginny, who’s a lot more Buffy than Bella, knows that vampires kill. They don’t sparkle.”

Thus it is that when I said, “I delighted to read,” I actually meant, “I giggled several times while desperately trying to reign in elation.” Thanks to the hypothetical Miss Sassypants, and the very much un-hypothetical Sarah, The Monster’s Daughter—while no War & Peace—is a much better read now than it was three years ago.

  1. Running from Hell with El
    November 8, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Giggling. This delighted me as well!

  2. August 17, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    “I giggled several times while desperately trying to reign in elation.”
    Love it!

  1. January 26, 2012 at 12:10 am
  2. May 16, 2016 at 5:24 am

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