Amanda Palmer of the Dresden Dolls and writer Neil Gaiman have announced their engagement.
Palmer’s mother, Kathy Mockett, said the couple met about a year and a half ago when they collaborated on Palmer’s book, “Who Killed Amanda Palmer.” The book was filled primarily with photos, but Palmer needed a writer to add text, and a friend suggested Gaiman.
“It’s really nice to be able to welcome Neil into our family,” Mockett said in an interview with Blast. “We feel very comfortable and happy with him.”
Mockett also said she’s happy to have a British man come into the family because her father was British. But of course, it’s not about nationality.
“As the mom, I find Neil and Amanda very compatable and I’m very happy about that,” Mockett said. “I find Neil to be kind and gentle, and I think those are maybe two of the best qualities anyone can have.”
Palmer and Gaiman both have very busy schedules — Palmer will be traveling for months and might be in a play that will keep her booked until September — so the wedding is planned for sometime in 2011.