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Have you ever met an author in person?

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Have you ever met an author in person?

Post Number:#1 by suzy1124
» 16 Jun 2013, 07:18

Yes, E.L. Doctorow when he visited a writers club where i live...
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Re: Have you ever met an author in person?

Post Number:#2 by KailaMarie34
» 18 Jun 2013, 13:05

I met John Green at a book signing and I gave him cupcakes and talked about my boyfriend's stubble. He was super nice and he's brilliant.

I also met an author of a book for short stories we read in my Women's Lit class, because she was actually a Physics professor at my college. Her name is Vandana Singh and she was super nice. It's really cool and intimidating to talk to an author about their work. I kept starting to say "I think the author meant..." and then realizing she was in the room. haha
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Post Number:#3 by Metaliana
» 18 Jun 2013, 23:42

Only a couple of local (Chilean) well known authors, such as Roberto Ampuero and Enrique Lafourcade and one American writer who published a book on The Beatles (can't remember his name right now)
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Post Number:#4 by suzy1124
» 19 Jun 2013, 05:41

Whoops ! forgot about" futurist " Alvin Tofler author of " future shock " our neighbor when i lived in Riverdale, NYC...
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Post Number:#5 by cooluser
» 26 Jun 2013, 03:23

No
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Post Number:#6 by MarathonCF
» 01 Jul 2013, 13:08

I've never met an Author in person but I really like how you can follow them on facebook now. I follow Lynn Flewelling and she updates while she's writing which I really like. It gives you an insight into the book and her though process.
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Post Number:#7 by SmileyC
» 04 Jul 2013, 06:18

Not that every one would consider him a writer but he's written some books: John Barrowman. He was signing his new book and was lovely.
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Post Number:#8 by readbooks2013
» 11 Jul 2013, 14:16

I met New York Times bestselling author Omar Tyree at a book signing. Though it was quite some time ago, I remember it was a thrill to get to meet in person the author of the books in which I was so engrossed at the time.
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Post Number:#9 by MissFantasy93
» 12 Jul 2013, 07:43

Hey,

I have met 4 well known authors all in the space of 9 months!
1) Becca Fitzpatrick (Author of Hush, Hush saga)
2)Stephenie Meyer (Author of Twilight series)
3)Sarah Rees Brennan (Author of Untold)
4)Cassandra Clare (Author of The Mortal Instruments)

ALSO... Jamie Campbell Bower (Actor, Caius in Twilight and Jace in TMI)
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Post Number:#10 by axelle484
» 12 Jul 2013, 15:05

I met Jhonen Vasquez once at San Diego Comic Con many years ago. He was super late for a signing and kind of a jerk if I remember correctly. I'm not sure if he counts as an author though :?:
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Post Number:#11 by Krystie
» 15 Jul 2013, 07:07

I've only met a local Greek author. Her name is Toula Tigka and she had come over to my school to talk to us. It was very strange experience for me to see in person someone who had written all these stuff I read in her book.
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Post Number:#12 by Dakota-rose
» 15 Jul 2013, 12:28

I have met several authors. These include Tim Green, Fred Ramsey, Rosalind Carter, and Sara Easton. I always am impressed by their discipline and time management.
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Post Number:#13 by HelliePie
» 15 Jul 2013, 15:45

Sadly, yes. I met Erica Jong once and she was a complete and total witch.

I met Isaac Asimov, and he eye-raped me and made a salacious comment.

Barbara Seaman, a "right broad."

I met David Ignatow, the poet, and he was a lovely man.

I met Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, and he was also a lovely chap.

PS I didn't mind the eye-rape, as it WAS after all Asimov. But Jong really bugged me. I told a literary friend about it and he said, "Ugh. Never mind anything she does, she's the Miss Piggy of American Literature." I liked that!
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Post Number:#14 by suzy1124
» 15 Jul 2013, 16:03

HelliePie wrote:Sadly, yes. I met Erica Jong once and she was a complete and total witch.



PS I didn't mind the eye-rape, as it WAS after all Asimov. But Jong really bugged me. I told a literary friend about it and he said, "Ugh. Never mind anything she does, she's the Miss Piggy of American Literature." I liked that!


at one time Erica Jong was the darling of tv talk shows..............i found her to be very OBNOXIOUS..............
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Post Number:#15 by HelliePie
» 15 Jul 2013, 16:09

LOL well, she was just as obnoxious in person... to all the WOMEN at the gathering. Strangely, for a feminist, she was polite and almost simpering toward the men. (File under "things that make you go 'hhhmmmmn.")
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