First, there was a fantastic opinion piece at the New York Times every author should read and then pass to non-authors to digest. I'd love to see a response from publishers. It would be fascinating to understand why and how this business practice works for them.
Second, the interview with Lucy Clark was fun, but I have not gotten enough comments. Come on, y'all! Just leave a comment that says, "KL, you absolutely rock, and I can't wait to win your books some day." Or maybe say, "Lucy, you're adorable and fun and fabulous, and I want to read your book right now." Or something. Really, almost any comment will do.