200610200152There are way too many comics themed news story in the non comics media to link to these days, but once in a while, you come across one which puts it all in perspective. Meet Stacie Jordan, whose job scripting the Dabel Bros. Laurell K. Hamilton adaptations has rocketed her into the whirlwind world of comics stardom. Will Stacie be able to stand the glare of fame and fortune?

“I’ve not been exposed to comics too much,” said Stacie, now 27. “My husband was the one who introduced me to them. I would go sit at the booths (at comic conventions) and help him sell comics. Then, I got into the company because my background is in teaching, and they needed someone to come in and help them manage the production end of it — make schedules and that type of thing.”

Those nuts-and-bolts tasks, however, faded into the background earlier this year after Dable [sic] acquired the rights to Anita Blake. Now, you’d think for a series that has sold 3 million copies in 16 languages, Dable’s writers would fight each other for the chance to do it. Not true by a long shot.

“My husband said, ‘Well, I don’t really want to do a more female-oriented book,'” his wife said. “‘I want to do some of the other books.’ So I ended up getting it, and, now, it’s like this really big deal. I had never heard of Anita Blake before this.”

Later in the story we learn Stacie’s secrets for dealing with the exciting glamourous world of comics:

Still, it’s an enjoyable way to moonlight, she says. She enjoys going on the Internet to chat with fans and loved watching the countdown clock tick down the seconds before the book went on sale. Already, she’s getting peppered over how she will handle later books in the series.

Get used to it, Stacie. You’re going to get peppered a lot.