1. she is a truly awesome writer. If you haven't read Black Juice, then go and do so immediately. It's amazing in so many different ways. Trust me. (and for those of you who already love her, I have her new collection, Red Spikes, sitting here on my desk in manuscript form, so ner-ner).
2. she is an excellent and interesting blogger, as was evidenced on insideadog.
3. she says lovely things about me and Joan on her blog.