Mom: I met a writer on the cruise. Nice lady. I told her all about you.
Me: What does she write?
Mom: True crime, like you.
Me: I write thrillers.
Mom: I think you'd have lots to talk about. I have her email address, so you should contact her. She's been published. (Lowers voice). I read one of her books. Awful, just awful. Terrible, really.
Me: Then why should I contact her?
Mom: Because you could learn something!