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Comment from: Kiel Christianson [Visitor]
Hey Ron, what can I say? The confines of real life are just not big enough to hold some of us, and we occasionally meander into fiction.

02/17/06 @ 23:35
Comment from: Mary [Visitor]
Since Kiel did not write the book, you can't fault him. Isleib used his name as a kind of thank-you for his assistance - what is wrong with that? Quite a few writers insert certain names into their books as a kind of in-joke. Ron, maybe you're a teeny bit jealous that it wasn't your name used?

The books are quite enjoyable, by the way...
02/18/06 @ 10:09
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
Oh my goodness ... Mary is taking me seriously? Jeez, I'm way more than a teeny bit jealous. At least Kiel understood my humor. This must be one of those "three stooges" things where guys find it funny and women shake their heads.
02/18/06 @ 13:37
Comment from: mary [Visitor]
sorry, Ron... should've realized you were making a funny... you sounded so genuinely upset...
definitely one of those three stooges things yuk yuk yuk

02/19/06 @ 00:35
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
I've been a fan of Isleib and her charactes since book one. It is always my goal to toss a little literary tongue in cheek into my blogs on occasion. I imagine that Kiel provided quite a bit of help at the US Open that year, and was recognizing him as such. Besides, to paraphrase the mediocre Groucho Marx, I'd never read a book that would have me as a character.
02/19/06 @ 06:13
Comment from: Roberta isleib [Visitor]
hey Ron, thanks for the kind words about Cassie!

As for Kiel, it wasn't like he wrote the book for me or anything :), but the South Hadley US Open was my first official outing in the media tent and I was definitely intimidated. Kiel was a peach. Meanwhile, I'll be thinking about how to work you into the next book...
02/19/06 @ 13:47
Comment from: Ron Mon [Member] Email
Hey, that's not necessary. This was just good-natured banter and all. Besides, I'm not too certain whether I am a fictional character already. You know, like Luigi Pirandello's Six Characters In Search Of An Author. I have yet to meet Kiel, but anyone who teaches college full-time cannot be all bad.
02/19/06 @ 14:13
Comment from: Clothes For Baby [Visitor]
Kudos for the great article. I am glad I have taken the time to learn this.
11/26/10 @ 12:39

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