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holsam_87
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Re: Have you ever met an author in person?

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Yes, I met a local children's books author that was presenting and discussing her books in one of my college classes. I currently don't remember the titles of her books, but I do know that I got her signature on all three of them. If anyone is interested in what they are called, please ask.
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Yes I have, but honestly I was quite young, 10 or 11, so I was incredibly shy and didn’t know how to act (i was an awkward child :oops: ) Her name was Ain Maisarah, looking back at her books, I don’t enjoy it as much because it’s targeted for tweens.

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Yes I have had the privilege of meeting a few Indian Diasporic writers like Shashi Despande and Mahesh Dattani.

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Yes! Many times at book signings.

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I met David McCullough. It was at a museum where he was giving a talk. What an interesting man and an excellent speaker as well as writer.

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No, but I really want to meet a mystery novelist!

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Yea I have met an author, sadly I was not a fan of his book.

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Carolyn Haines was the first established author I got to know on a personal level. She was my professor and mentor in college. We've kept in touch for almost 10 years now. She's a wonderful writer, funny, smart, an animal activist, and has published over 80 novels.
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Yes, one of my mother's favourite authors. I met him at the book fair. But I haven't met any of my favourite ones, and I am almost afraid to meet one. I fear that being starstruck, I will probably behave like an extremely stupid person in front of them. But things will be worse if somehow they do not match to my expectations and I am somehow disappointed (reminds me of Hazel Grace from Fault in our Stars). I don't ever want that to happen!

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I have never met an author in person but when I meet other people who adore my best author I feel even closer to the author.

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My friend Lorin Noble is an author. He writes about his healing from multiple addictions in From Crib to Clemency. He is an open, caring person.

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In middle school I inadvertently signed up for a writing class that was taught by a local author. I spent two years in that class in place of a normal English/Language Arts class and loved every minute of it. Here's a link to her Amazon page. I enjoyed In a Temple of Trees, but haven't read the others.

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I met Terry Pratchett a couple of times at conventions, book signings and upon getting the prize for winning an event. I also once looked up and realised he was using the urinal beside me! We didn't shake hands that time.

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Post by Tamorie21 »

I've never met an author before, but I wish I could meet Stephen King and JK Rowling especially. Their (social media) personalities seem so likable!

Well, if you count published students and professors of creative works at my university, then I guess I have met a few authors! (I'll be one of those folk one of these days :) ) Just, not the ones people are always raving about.

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Read the second story (Crossroads).

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