Have you met any authors? Who?
Yes Jacques Vriens, he wrote one of my all time favourite childhood novels.
From attending frequent author events and conferences over the years I have met a few hundred authors in person. Next week I will be at Bouchercon, the world mystery conference, in Toronto and am sure to meet a few more that I haven’t before.
Looking forward to your photos and report!
@John, I was going to just say ditto to your list. Hahaha! I just hate that I won’t be in Toronto next week, but I’m thinking of doing Malice next year, as well as Bouchercon in St. Pete.
I’ve met a few indie authors. Most famous one was Jodi Picoult.
I met Nikki Giovanni, outside B&N in NYC over 20+ years ago.
Oh my are you lucky
He’s awesome! I also met Christine Cain, Lisa Bevere, Lisa Harper, and several others, but he’s the most well known.
I haven’t met any, but I wrote to, and got replies from, W J Burley (he wrote about a detective called Wycliffe, set in Cornwall) and Chris Stewart (former, founder member and drummer of Genesis, who left just before they made it big). 🙂
I attended Bouchercon in New Orleans about a year ago. I met many authors. It was o exciting. I met Rhys Bowen, Chris Gravensteins, Toni LP Kenner, Lynn Cahoon, Marcia Talley, Edith Maxwell, Barbara Ross, Sherry Harris, Charles Todd, Sheila Connolly, Elaine Viets, Hank Phillip Ryan, and many others. It was a wonderful experience.
@Annette, are you and Ramona related? I feel like I should know you. I was at the New Orleans Bouchercon last year, too. Are you going to Toronto? I can’t, but I’ll be at the St. Pete one next year.
My own Mother Mary Dana Rodriguez…RIP♡♡
I have met a few writers whose names would only be familiar in home schooling circles: Cathy Duffy, Mary Pride, Chris Klicka, John Taylor Gatto, Ken Ha.. and I’m FB friends with one of my very favorites: Cindy Rushton. I’m forgetting a few others, I think..I’ve met LOTS of curriculum writers
I met Ellen Hopkins and Neil Shusterman. It was awesome
Bruce Stolbov (psst I was one of his proofreaders) and another fantasy writer, who wasn’t nice at all
Victoria Houston and Jennifer le Clair
Margaret Atwood, Robert Morgan plus a lot of less well-known folks.
I met Mary Rand Hess at this year’s book festival along with Chandra Sparks Splond and Virginia Castleman
I’ve met Jodie Picoult, Marian Keyes, and Traci Harding at book signings, and a number of Australian authors at various events. I’m friends with Sasha Wasley and Tess Woods, and FB friends with a couple of YA authors who publish with EvernightTeens.
I waved at Terry Pratchett years ago in a bookstore in Glasgow & I got a like & comment from Thomas Olde Heuvelt (author of ‘Hex’ on instagram??
@Patricia in September
I mean yeah. My professors are authors. LOL! And I’ve met some of their author friends.
Sophie Kinsella liked one of my tweets. Such a fan girl moment!
Like @John, I attend Bouchercon, world mystery conference, and attend author events, so I’ve met a lot of authors. I think the first author I met that was of major excitement was Neil Gaiman back in 2004 at the National Book Festival in D.C. That was the same event where I met Joyce Carol Oates. I recently met up with Jamie Ford again, after having met him once before. The amount of mystery and crime authors I’ve met at this point is a large group of amazing people, some of whom have become dear friends. I don’t want to start naming because I’m afraid I’d leave someone out, and I would feel terrible about it. The best part of meeting authors is realizing just how open and generous they are to their fans, especially the mystery/crime community.
I met Eric Carl when he came to my school to read one of his books when I was in grade 1. I also met Robert Munsch who also came to my school to read one of his books when I was in grade 1. I’ve had a lifetime adoration for both writers. Though, I couldn’t figure out why Beatrix Potter wasn’t coming around to the school to read one of her books, lol. ?
Only my professors at University. And a nice guy from Lakeland, Florida who was just starting out and he wrote vampire books. I interviewed him for our student newspaper. I can’t remember his name. I hope he made it in the literary world. By the way Paula, I finished “Best Day Ever” today. Really good book. Thanks for putting me on to it. ☺️
I’m so glad you liked it❤️❤️
Tons 🙂 to many to list right now hahaha I go to big book signings often 🙂
Two Swedish ones local to me – Anders Jacobsson and Sören Olsson 😀 Went on a busride with them and it was hilerious lol
Met Pat Conroy, had him sign his book and also a recipe of his that was published in magazine. Very engaging man; died 2 years ago. If anyone has not read his books I would highly recommend them.
One of my favorites!❤
Patrick Gale, Mavis Cheek, Jilly Cooper
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