With Pajants Comes Great Responsibility

By now it is the stuff of legends. The ghosts of Jane Austen, Louisa May Alcott, and Charlotte Bronte visited author Julia DeVillers in her dreams. They told her, "You must create a new sisterhood of YA authors with pajama jeans." Oh wait. That's a total lie. My bad.

What I believe happened was that Julia received pajama jeans as a gag gift. She then bravely decided to wear them. In public. In Georgia. The country. She took a photo, signed them and passed them on to Lauren Myracle. Thus the beginning of the Twitterhood of the Butt Lifting Pajants (check out the Facebook page for tons of photos). Lauren passed them on to Sarah Mlynowski, who gave them to Susane Colasanti. [To read about their Pajants experiences, check out their blogs: Lauren, Sarah (courtesy of Courtney Sheinmel), and Susane.]

Then it was my turn. I'll admit, I was a little nervous about wearing them, not because I was worried about embarrassing myself (I do that all the time). I wasn't sure if they would fit me. Sure, they are clearly magical, but I'm the most voluptuous person to wear them so far. (I could fit Sarah in my pocket.) So the moment of truth came, could the Pajants handle my jelly?

Yes, yes they could. (Although it was a wee tight on me, but hey, you gotta rock what you got!) So they fit, now I just needed a venue. I decided to wear them to the Teen Author Reading Night at the New York Public Library so I'd have some friendly faces in the audience (including Twitterhood sisters Sarah, Susane, and Courtney).

The Pajants were a hit. The boys could not resist their hotness.

After a truly magical turn in the Pajants, it was time for me to make my mark and pass them on to Courtney Sheinmel. I'm not an artist by any stretch, so I decided to go with a saying, courtney of my beloved Beatles.

While I'll miss the Pajants, they will be keeping very good company. After Courtney, they will go to E. Lockhart, Melissa Walker, Tara Altebrando, Jen Calonita, Maureen Johnson and Sara Shepard....with lots more to come!

Farewell Pajants! May your butt-lifting capabilities bring joy to everybody you meet. And as Green Day said, "It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right. I hope you had the time of your life."

XO, Elizabeth