I love John Scalzi. I must state as a caveat that I have never read any of his books, but rather have been a devoted reader of his blog to the point that, when his book, "You Can't Take A Laptop To The Coffeeshop," came out, I recognized most of the book from the original posts. The man travels a lot, and I like to read him when I travel, so there's your connection.
He just opened a contest requesting hate mail. The responses are phenomenal.
"...you putrefied smear of amniotic fluid."