See, Larissa’s trying to defile my good name again here. Of course, I had to wait to present my side of the story until I was sure she was going to spill today.

So I’ll just let the following email tell the real story, so that way you’ll all know the truth.

From Larissa Ione
Subject Line: Bored (which was a little insulting, btw, considering we’d been emailing back and forth for AT least an hour with NO mention of any of the problems she lists below – and I can be very scintillating)

So…

I’ve had a long day. I went shopping.

I bought lots of stuff for my bedroom and living room.

My son drove me nuts.

I have a headache.

And Robin Miller from Red Sage just called.

They’re buying SSD.

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Steph! We’re published!!!!!!!!!

Now, you have to know that, of course, I screamed. And then I had to think – because Larissa is famous for sending me emails with the subject line: OMG – THE CALL!!!! and then, when I open it she says, geez, you’re gullible. But I just knew this one was it. So of course, I had to call her immediately and it’s all just WONDERFUL!!! It’s a fantastic story and I’m so proud of her!

So go congratulate her and don’t listen to a thing she says about me. Lies, I tell you. It’s a good thing she writes fiction…

Steph T.