I first came to know Kergan, however, as an author. Our debut novels launched at virtually the same moment, leading to our paths intersecting on a great many occasions, and I'm happy to say that we became friends.
So desperate and hungry were people for accessible fiction that "speaks their language," they turned a bastardized Twilight f**kfest fan-fiction turnip into a pop culture phenomenon. Imagine how well something as sexy as a contemporary Tropic of Cancer or Lolita would do in this day and age?
That night, a strong warm wind, the madness of the holidays or the edgy Mayan countdown may have kept Dallas art lovers snug in their beds. For a while, I wish I had done the same. But Santa always saves the best present for last.