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Next To Nothing by Keith Banner--I bought one, so did this prick, you should too. I'm so gay for Keith Banner's writing, his clean and loving portrayal of real, crappy, wonderful life. One of his short stories made it into the library near my house when I was sixteen and made the whole place worth building. His writing is 1/3 of the reason I'm a writer today (right up there with Poppy Z. Brite books and Harry Potter fanfiction). Part of me hopes I never meet him because I think he's so cool and I don't want to know for real that he is just some guy from Ohio that I'm allowed to talk to. A greater part of me wants to meet him so he can sign all his books that I own with XOs and hearts and inside jokes because we're besties now that I introduced him to my publisher. That's something I shouldn't have had to do since he had an agent, but he got dropped because he was clearly casting pearls before swine, but this isn't about how many people don't deserve Keith Banner's work--it's about how I wanted it, how I got it, and how you can get it too.

I also got The Midnight Disease because we read some of it in one of my classes, and I liked it, so I'm going to invest in it.

I also started reading another faculty book (assigned by a different member of the faculty). I'll do a big post about faculty books I've read as soon as they can't take back my degree.

It's cool that this exists for My Dear Watson and you are probably jealous of me (just admit it):

If someone out there really wants to give the audiobook another bitchy low-star rating, make sure you put the low stars on me and not on the voiceover performance by Melissa Hearne, which is lovely.

Date: 2014-03-31 01:27 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Thank you so much for the kind words. I'm really glad you liked my performance. For about half a second I had considered using the book cover image for the youtube post, but wasn't sure if that violated any copyright stuff, so opted for my picture.

Melissa Hearne

Date: 2014-03-31 01:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
No problem! I was surprised that wasn't your own accent, it sounded great.

Date: 2014-04-24 09:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] melissa hearne (from
I have to attribute that to all that British television I have watched over the years. I guess one really can learn English by watching tv.

On a somewhat related note, would you mind if I used your comment from my blog post on my official page?


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