O.K, so the author of The Spiderwick Chronicles actually responded to me with a handwritten note of thanks and encouragement! I sent off a book as a gift back in March, not really expecting anything. She seems like a really hilarious and refreshing person, and I hope she does actually read my book and love it. Then, in my craziest imaginings, she will introduce me to an agent who will get me an awesome 6-figure international deal. Hey, someone's dreams have to come true.