I fainted! Really! I lost consciousness for about ten seconds. When I regained my senses and truly began to comprehend what Ellen Fader was telling me, I began to weep.

After hanging up the phone with Ellen I felt as if a parade was marching through my heart

with bands and floats and jugglers and stilt walkers and beautifully groomed horses and clowns

and every child who had ever read one of my books.

It was pretty glorious.