Sunday, November 9, 2008

Are You a Konrath Fan? Take This Test!

As readers of this blog may have figured out for themselves, I'm a big fan of mystery/thriller writer JA Konrath. In fact, if backed into a corner, I'd probably admit that I'm his Number One Fan.

But, am I really?

Well, there's one way to find out. Read through this list. If you find yourself agreeing with every one of these signs, you may indeed be Joe's Number 1 Fan, or at least a hardcore fan, like me.

Top Ten Signs You're A Hardcore Konrath Fan

10. You tell everyone you meet that you are Joe Konrath's # 1 Fan.

9. You're wife tells you, "If I hear one more word about what a great writer Konrath is, we're getting divorced."

8. You get divorced.

7. You send Konrath so many fan letters, his lawyer sends you a restraining order. You frame it and hang it in your office, because Konrath autographed it.

6. You bribe the hotel clerk at the writer's conference to put you in the room next to Konrath, even though the room is actually the janitor's closet.

5. You get your first book published and the publisher sends you 20 free copies. You send one to your mom (of course) and 19 to Konrath.

4. At your first book signing, you take Konrath's latest novel instead of your own, because, after all, he's a better writer than you.

3. You shower with your right hand outside the shower curtain for six weeks, because Joe shook it at the last writer's conference you both attended.

2. You write a good review of Konrath's latest novel and post it on your blog, and you don't even get paid for it.

1. The only non-Konrath novel you own is Stephen King's Misery!


JA Konrath said...

Heh heh. Konrath is cool

Karen from Mentor said...

I just discovered the Jack Daniels books this week. (I was living under a rock)
I have now read three straight through, only stopping to eat.

I have become a GIANT fan, but I have no plans to stalk Joe and I'm already divorced, so you win the #1fan slot.

I Will use a fan coined phrase and say that I HAVE been


It's kinda like being GodSmacked, only funnier.


Aim said...

That's funny, Karen. I was Konrathed a few years ago, and I don't need a 12 step program to get over it.

Swanny said...

I was Konrathed and now I have to take penicillin every day.

Picks by Pat said...

Nice to see I'm not the only one whose been Konrathed...and now I don't have to hide it! We should form a support group.

Karen from Mentor said...

Hey Pat,
I stopped back in here to the ultimate fan site to paste the new photo of Joe on today's blogs, but the darn thing won't post itself into the comment box. LOL
I just thought as fellow victims of Konrath's charms, we could gather around and admire him.
If I win the 70 word or less story contest, this is the photo I want autographed. Go see it at The F word blog.....
See you all tomorrow at the next support group meeting!

Unknown said...

Hi, my name is Mike and I am a Konrathian.

It is true, I have been Konrathed!

Picks by Pat said...

Hi Mike. Glad to hear it. Welcome to the club!