by Rob Gregory Browne
Okay. Believe it or not, I was going to talk about Susan Boyle today. I was going to go on a long rant about how people who do not look like movie stars tend to get less respect in this world, and how some of that seems to be spilling over into the publishing industry.
But since both Toni and Tess have already touched on Ms. Boyle, it makes little sense for me to contribute another post to the subject.
On top of that, as I write this I am sitting in a hotel room in Orlando after a long plane ride, only three hours sleep, and getting my brain to work beyond “Nuhhhhhhhh” is extremely difficult.
So guess what? I’m going to let YOU do the work this time. Yes, that’s right. After trying desperately to come up with a non-Susan Boyle subject to talk about (damn you, Toni and Tess), I started flying around the Internet (with my special cyber wings) and stumbled across an interesting website called StoryCorps. It’s a place that generates questions to help stir conversation.
So that’s what I’m hoping to do here. Stir some conversation. And I don’t want to see little namby-pamby responses. Feel free to express yourself. Go wild. But do answer the questions.
And if I can steal away from the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention tomorrow, I’ll answer them myself.
So have at it. It’s your turn:
1. In the spirit of the Romantic Times conference: When did you first fall in love?
2. What was the saddest moment of your life?
3. How is your life different than what you imagined?
4. What is your earliest memory?
I look forward to reading your answers.