I think we sometimes forget that Sanjaya, those college football players, those college basketball players, are all just kids. No matter how much we cheer against them, they're under 22 years old - they're just kids. So, like you, Alafair, I felt sorry for Sanjaya.
Yes... this is a fun place. And a big time suck. I have to monitor myself so I'm not playing all day... Glad you liked Deadman's Switch. It was such a departure for Barbara... but she really nailed the crisis communications part .. (I used to do that in my day job..)
No problem, Tim. Just sorry it was moved from The Forum to my blog. I thought more people would see it on The Forum. However, I was told that wasn't the right place for it. Good luck! (Thanks for the compliment.)
Deb, My Mom and sisters said the same thing, when they left an Arizona that was in the 90s for Ohio in the 30s. It wasn't a great deal of fun having an Easter egg hunt when the temperature was 33 degrees. Looking forward to your next books!