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Have you ever met an author in person?

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Re: Have you ever met an author in person?

Post Number:#316 by classicaltwist
» 10 Apr 2017, 08:58

I've had the pleasure of watching some authors speak, but the only one I've ever talked to is John Green.
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Re: Have you ever met an author in person?

Post Number:#317 by csimmons032
» 15 Apr 2017, 17:10

Unless I have bumped into one without realizing it, I have never met an author. My dad on the other hand met an author called Jeffrey Barnes and got a signed copy of The Wisdom of Walt, which he then gave to me. I would recommend this book to anyone, it is an excellent read.
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Re: Have you ever met an author in person?

Post Number:#318 by Miche Sora
» 20 Apr 2017, 12:57

I've met several: Kevin Hearne (funny as hell), Richard Kadrey (creepy), Patrick Rothfuss (awesome), and George RR Martin (adorable). I've tried a couple of times to meet Jim Butcher, but Mysterious Galaxy bookstore failed in a big way when they hosted him. I admit to having my fangirl moments while meeting authors. Somehow the idea of meeting movie stars leaves me cold.
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Re: Have you ever met an author in person?

Post Number:#319 by Gingerbo0ks
» 20 Apr 2017, 13:50

Miche Sora wrote:I've met several: Kevin Hearne (funny as hell), Richard Kadrey (creepy), Patrick Rothfuss (awesome), and George RR Martin (adorable). I've tried a couple of times to meet Jim Butcher, but Mysterious Galaxy bookstore failed in a big way when they hosted him. I admit to having my fangirl moments while meeting authors. Somehow the idea of meeting movie stars leaves me cold.


Ooh what was George RR Martin like?

I've wanted to meet authors but I feel if I went to something like a book signing I wouldn't know what to say.
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Re: Have you ever met an author in person?

Post Number:#320 by ilovechickens777
» 21 Apr 2017, 15:38

I have never met an author in person but I do hope to in the future.
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Re: Have you ever met an author in person?

Post Number:#321 by bibliognost
» 23 Apr 2017, 13:23

Being a librarian, I am fortunate to have met several amazing authors.
I have literally stalked Harlan Coben book signings for years - I never get tired of the "Tattoos While You Wait" story. He's a down-to-earth funny guy,

Brad Meltzer is a hoot - he not only posed for a wonderfully hilarious photo with me at ALA Annual in Orlando - he continues to send encouraging tweets as I struggle with my own writing.

David Levithan - I cannot say enough about this man. Mr. Levithan is a talented writer and a brilliant advocate for the marginalized and underserved populations of our society. Talented, gracious, and he opened my eyes to the unfortunate homophobia of a highly lauded YA author. I'd never remove a book from a library - but I am glad Mr. Levithan was brave enough to call out hate speech where it exists.

Which author meetings have made a lasting impression on you?
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Post Number:#322 by milyjohnson
» 25 Apr 2017, 17:41

I have never met an author in person. I would have loved to have met Jackie Collins before she passed away. She was my favorite author. I would also like to meet Terry McMillan, Sandra Brown, Lisa Jackson, Lisa Gardner, and James Patterson. I enjoy reading their books too.
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Post Number:#323 by Miriam Molina
» 17 May 2017, 12:55

I have not had the chance to meet any of my favorite authors but I am sure that would be quite an experience. One for the books, haha.
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Re: Have you ever met an author in person?

Post Number:#324 by Naval Aulakh
» 08 Jul 2017, 07:44

No, I have never met any writer in person but I would definitely like to meet Rhonda Byrne and many more.
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Re: Have you ever met an author in person?

Post Number:#325 by Papercut
» 08 Jul 2017, 20:49

MarathonCF wrote: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.


That's so true! I once saw a book signing of Victoria Aveyard a year ago and was dying to see her. I didn't got to meet her since I got exams that day. Now I also follow her on facebook and it's nice to see how she is doing.
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Re: Have you ever met an author in person?

Post Number:#326 by Maria joraimah
» 08 Jul 2017, 21:31

I haven't met an author yet and will be an honor if I do. I really would love it if given the opportunity. For now, I am content on reading their books and yes, check them out on the internet. Having a glimpse of how they live or lived their lives and do their writings help a great deal in relating to their works.
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Re: Have you ever met an author in person?

Post Number:#327 by Arthur Muthee
» 08 Jul 2017, 23:59

Yes, I have met author Ngugi Wathiongo in person.
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Re: Have you ever met an author in person?

Post Number:#328 by CHL
» 10 Jul 2017, 09:49

I haven't given this much thought until now. Come to think of it. I haven't met any author yet. How delightful would it be to meet one? I have high respect for writers. They are great thinkers, persistent artists, and disciplined persons who worked with passion to create a masterpiece that we now enjoy.
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Re: Have you ever met an author in person?

Post Number:#329 by ButterscotchCherrie
» 19 Jul 2017, 06:49

Yes! I was fortunate enough to attend a workshop run by Ardashir Vakil, author of Beach Boy and One Day. Most recently, he's had a short story published in The Raritan. He's an awesome writer and an inspiring teacher.
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