Just want to throw out a "Happy Birthday!!" to Karen who is the section leader over at the Compuserve Books and Writers Community. Karen has been a great friend to us over here at My Outlander Purgatory... and she is also celebrating 4 years of being an Outlander fan! I can't imagine how much work she does over at Compurserve (I shiver to think, actually) and she is always very helpful when we're completely clueless about anything from Claire's love of herbs to Jamie's new-found pocket change (which we discussed at chat last night) to historical accuracies and such.
Karen tells a great story on her website, Outlandish Observations...about how she found the Outlander series...and how she went from not knowing a thing about it - to meeting Diana Gabaldon - and becoming the "Czarina of Traffic" at the Books and Writers Community - a title given her by Diana, HERSELF.
This totally reminded me of last year when I first started blogging and found out my neighbor's mother in law has done some work (reading to the blind) with Diana in Arizona. Knowing Jean might tell her mother in law about the blog, I said "Wow - do you think Diana might actually hear of our website some day?!" Bwa ha ha! Oh I'm quite certain she's heard of us now...not sure what leads me to think that... could it be my BIG, FAT NOGGIN on screen making a complete ASS of myself at ComicCon?! ;)
So please join me in saying CONGRATULATIONS Karen! And we hope you have a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! :)