I've known Joe Lansdale for 20 years. Kasey, his daughter, is 25. So if you do the math, you'll know that I've gotten to see her growing up -- piecemeal. Just conventions and occasional meetings. It's what writers have to do with real life.
Now she's a songwriter and singer/performer working on her third album. You can catch up with a very informed article about her here.
I ran into Kasey a couple weeks ago at the World Horror Con in Austin. As I figured, she was in the huckster room (dealer's room to you young people) hawking her daddy's books (she gets a percentage and Kasey is not one to leave a dollar lying on the table).
That night at dinner, she revealed herself as a true TechnoDork. I'm just learning internet marketing to really push my books. Kasey up on all things Tweet and Chimpmail. She gave me a lesson in dorkdom, and I couldn't help but marvel at this young woman. I think you will too.
Go read about her. Give her albums a listen. And if you get the chance, meet Kasey because your life will be changed. You'll probably also walk away with some of her daddy's books (because she's just that good). :)
PS--Kasey's looking for a few more Tweeps. Help her out!