"People underestimate the freewheeling passion found amongst high-tech workers. Burning underneath every cool, pasty white exterior is a moist kettle of passion, ready to burst forth in unexpected and alluring ways. This is the sense that I attempt to capture in all my novels, especially the "Random Access Mammary" series. It's rang true with my millions of readers, obviously, for whom the "passionate programmer" is not just a character in a book, but rather a character in their lives. It wasn't creative writing that made me bigger than "Sweet Valley High"; it was the courage to tell the truth, like I did in "What Goes On Behind the Cubicle Wall."