shared this week on her blog, sometimes there isn't an eventually.
It doesn't matter that I don't know Lisa in real life. It doesn't matter that I haven't read her books - yet. I was absolutely devastated to read her post, because it reminded me how short life is. Maybe I'm too young to be having issues with my own mortality, but it always blows me away how little time there is to do what you want to do. Be who you want to be. Meet the right people. Read. Write. Make a difference. I'm writing this post because Lisa has made a difference worthy of a standing ovation: She writes for the most picky, persnickety, difficult, and hard-to-please people on the planet. Not the New York Times Book Review, though that's the more respected path. She writes for teens. Us. Me. And I think that's special. Bravo.
To celebrate and support Lisa during this time, the 2009 Debutantes are hosting a giveaway of 40 sets of Flash Burnout and The Mermaid's Mirror on their blog. To enter, spread the L.K. Madigan love as far and wide as you can - there's a list of ideas towards the bottom of the post. I, for one, can't wait to dive headfirst into Flash Burnout as soon as humanly possible.
Thank you, Lisa, for having one of the toughest jobs in the world. Here's from a real teen who appreciates it.