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!