Amanda and I met in library school. I remember the day we became friends: at a Jail Library Group meeting, we began commiserating about wishing we could live in Star's Hollow. Soon after, we began a long-standing Tuesday night Gilmore Girls date. I was lucky to work with Amanda for one year in Monona. We co-wrote the "Lit Bits" column for the local paper, featuring children's book reviews and personal anecdotes. The above photo accompanied our column on detective books. Amanda lives in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, with her husband, Mac, and their ever-expanding collection of furry friends. We're planning to run the 2009 Madison Marathon together!