Don't panic. This is not a bad thing. It is simply, for the socially awkward, a delightful surprise. See, Deanna can talk to anyone - she has that gift, the one that makes you immediately comfortable, that makes you want to talk to her. Her energy is limitless, something like the nuclear furnace of the sun.
I see you looking at me sideways. This is not hyperbole. You just wait.
We met through mutual friends and ended up spending time together - talking at the bar, at dinner, in the lovely pool with waterfall. She even dragged, er, asked that I go with her to watch the traditional dancing done by a local Pueblo family. Best shanghai ever. It was absolutely magical and I wouldn't have missed it for the world.
Deanna's writing is a clear reflection of her personality. It's fun, it's often hilarious, it moves at a good clip. Please keep up. I've read some of the Naughty North Pole books (A Gift For Santa most notably :) ) and they are just too much fun. The different flavors of cum alone... Sorry, go read them. Certainly, some of Deanna's books have a more serious tone. The new Sleepy Hollow story comes to mind. Haven't read that yet, and though the subject matter is darker, the excerpts and blurb hint at a bit of tongue in cheek going on. Who's surprised? Anyone? Heh. Didn't think so.
I can't wait to see Deanna again - here's to being caught in the flood!