Hi everyone, I’m back! Yesterday I got Internet hooked up, Directv installed – all the necessities of life in place. However, I left my laptop at work so missed posting this week’s Pryday question. But, I think Prydurday will work just as well! Here is this week’s question:
Have you ever met one of your favorite authors? Were they what you expected? Was it a memorable experience? If you haven’t met one of your favorites, who would you like to meet?
I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting one of my favorite scribes. I live in Arizona and it’s not a frequent stop on author tours, at least authors I am interested in. We do have a fabulous independent bookstore called Changing Hands that brings in some big names from time to time, but I’ve never attended one of these events. I’m not really sure why I haven’t gone – I should! I’ve been to a few author signings of mostly Arizona-based authors, including Stephenie Meyer the author of the Twilight series. She came to one of the libraries in my system about a month after Twilight came out. I was intrigued by the premise of the book and bought a copy, read it in a few days and attended her signing where I was one of 15 people in the audience. Can you imagine that? Ms. Meyer was very gracious, answering questions with aplomb and re-telling the story of how she wrote Twilight during the evenings after she had put her 3 sons to bed. I know Stephenie Meyer is an author people love to hate, but she obviously knows how to reel people in with a good story and I give her credit for that. I never finished reading the entire series, but I am keeping my signed copy of Twilight.
Who would I like to meet if given the opportunity? I’d love to attend author appearances by Sarah Waters, Colm Toibin, Jennifer Egan, Ian Rankin, Frances Mayes, Lisa See, Helen Humphreys, A.S. Byatt, Ian McEwan…just to name a few.
How about you? Who have you met? Who would you love to meet?
Not much reading has been happening here at Gudrun’s Tights as I was preparing to move, moving, and recovering from moving. I hope to be back soon with a book review – I am so looking forward to the long weekend when I hope to make progress with a few books on my TBR. Have a lovely weekend!