It’s amusing to look through the archives of JL Gribble’s blog, because her earliest reviews of my work (of my Supernatural novels) were written before she knew who I was or knew me personally. I moved from “guy I never heard of” to “one of my favorite tie-in writers” to “good friend” after we met and became buddies.
She has continued to review my work, though, the latest being a review of Dragon Precinct, with disclaimers that we’re friends now, but she also has been fair. And I can’t complain about any review that starts with this line:
Once again, DeCandido has blown me away with his knowledge of genre tropes and how to bend them to his will to create a fantastic story.