Today, I sent this email to Jason Dobson, my editor and Grand High Poobah over at Another Castle:
I've gotten a few requests to review 4th edition D&D. Any chance you can snag me a review copy? (Not even sure that review copies have been released yet, but I do know that 4th ed games are being run at conventions.)
He replied (emphasis added by me):
Hey, cool news!Fans?
First, heard back from Wizards on D&D. Turns out they are fans of the site and in particular your writing as well, so kudos! They are getting together numbers on when 4th edition stuffs can be sent over, and are bumping us to the top of the list. Also, where are you located? They are gonna be doing tours at some cities and wanna know if they can count on you being on hand for one of these tours of the new rules and what they have coming up.
I'll keep you posted once I know more :)
Of my writing?
This is me, running around like a little girl, screaming at the top of my lungs in excitement and disbelief.
But surely this is a mistake, right? He's pulling my leg, or the WotC rep is being polite. So I pull him up on chat, just to make sure.
Me: So, straight up: they actually said they were fans of my work? Not like they were being polite or whatever, they actually read and enjoyed it?SWEET BUTTERY ERIN.
Jason: Yeah, she knew the site, said she was a fan and liked your writing, and even assumed you would be the one by name who would be handling it.
They know me by name.
I'm.... I'mma go lie down now... my world is rocked so hard I can't stand up....