I think that I need to make it a goal to meet at least one best-selling author a year. In 2006, I got to meet Jennifer Cruisie, Bob Mayer, and Alesia Holliday. Last year, I got to chat a bit with Brian Selznick, but the highlight was with I met the lovely Laurie Halse Anderson (halseanderson), and this year, it was Melissa Marr (melissa_writing), the author of WICKED LOVELY and INK EXCHANGE.
Melissa and Me
She has awesome hair.
I’m always interested in people’s voices, and her voice is definitely not what I expected. She sounds a bit like laurenbarnholdt, actually. It was great to sit and chat with her about anything and everything. I’ve been to a few author events, and each one is different, each one is awesome.
It’s always inspiring to meet authors. Just knowing that this person sitting in front of you is where you want to be. OK, I know that I LIVE with an author which should be constant inspiration, but still, it’s nice to meet those I read about and talk to online, and whose works I enjoy.
Who’s next for me to meet?