ATTENTION HOT MEN OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
This evening I attended a delightful child_lit dinner with a whole host of remarkably interesting people. While there, it came to my attention that one of my honorary Hot Men of Children's Literature was less than pleased with his inclusion on my list. As it happens, he found it offensive. Apparently he was under the impression that I was making fun of him as he is a humble fellow that does not find himself to be "hot" as such. This lead me to a small crises of conscience, so allow me make the following facts quite clear:
- Nobody has to be a Hot Man of Children's Literature. If the honor offends you, please inform me and you will be removed forthwith. It's not like I'm getting paid for this stuff.
- No man has ever appeared on the list that I do not actually consider to be hot. There are different levels of attraction at work here. You have your Kadir Nelsons and your Chris Raschkas and just because these fellows embody different kinds of male hotness, this does not mean that I value one over another.
- No man has ever been elected as a joke at his expense. Moreover, if I've never seen you in person then I'm probably taking your hotness on faith from some of your fans. Intelligence, talent, and sheer charm go a long way in this business.
- If you would like to be removed from the list but have no qualms electing someone in your place, feel free to do so. The standards at Fuse #8 are shaky at best.