It was my birthday last week and gifts have poured in from readers: wonderful visual art of various kinds, nifty toys, and gift certificates from/for Amazon.com. Getting presents is always a delight (I'm childish that way: yay presents! more presents! lots of presents!), and to get so many from people I've never met, or have met only because of my writing, is stunning. It makes me feel...full, as though I'm on the right path, doing a Good Thing.
Some of the gifts were anonymous, so I can't thank the givers individually, but please know I am thrilled. Thank you. And I promise I will write you a book that will blow your garters off.