Author Jenny Han over at that thar Longstockings blog poses a very interesting question. Observe:
"There's been some talk over at Verla Kay about kids contacting authors directly through their websites. The consensus seems to be that kids should get parental permission before writing an author."
Really? Why? Seems an awfully unfortunate way to go about things. Scenario: Kid has parents that loathe and despise Captain Underpants, but the child is such a fan that he sneaks off a fan e-mail to Dav Pilkey in the vain hope that maybe his hero will write him back? Sounds like somebody's gotten all panicky here. Still, when it comes to kids, the Internet, and parents, people are far more inclined to go the overprotective route than the other way around. Too bad, though.
Labels: Wacky Things Parents Do