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rupe10
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Re: Have you ever met an author in person?

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Have met quite a few...

A highlight was hanging out with Dany Laferrière, after he invited me to Toronto Authors Fest private late-night shindig.

He asked what my date & i would be swilling. Was gin. A 40-ouncer, mix and ice in a bucket arrived at our table as if by magic.

Was an evening of lore...

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I have met many authors of non-fiction work, but I suppose most people who have been to university will have, as professors often publish books as well as journals. I do not recall ever meeting an author of fiction, though I would love to meet Barbara Nadel and wish I could have met Terry Pratchett.

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Nope :( but i really want to meet j.k rowling.
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I have met a couple of authors--but one that stuck out to me was Brian Katcher, author of Playing with Matches and Almost Perfect Among others. I met him in middle school, when he came around our school to give us a sort of workshop on writing. I figured he was pretty cool, so I asked for an autograph--thinking once his books took off (at the time, his first book was still pretty new) it would be cool to have his autograph. I remember specifically he laughed and said "I'm not famous enough for autographs", turned around and grabbed a copy of his new book, signed it, and gave it to me. I still have that book.

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I met Rick Bragg at a book signing. I thanked him for writing about "our people," Southerners who are in the working class, not the plantation class. He was very approachable and gracious. If you have a chance, watch some of the panels he's on. He's hilarious!
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I have never. Since I live in a small island state, I doubt it is possible.I haven't even met any local authors here.

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I haven't met any author yet but I would really love to meet
J.K Rowling and Alice Munro

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I met Margaret Atwood once. She signed my journal. Reading her books have changed my life. Meeting her...not really. Haha. Maybe over a cup of tea rather than a book-signing would have allowed for further consciousness sharing.

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I have meet an author before J. A. Armitage. She lives around me and she is super nice and when you are that close to them you almost forget that they are real people too!

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When I was a kid my sister, mother and I were a part of the mom+daughter book club at our public library in Fairfax County, VA. Through that we saw many authors who were on book tours in libraries. The two authors who have stuck to my memory are Jennifer L. Holm and Avi.
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Ken Follett. A nice guy, down to earth. And boy does he write looooooong books.

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I have met Stephen King at a Red Sox game, and Eric Carle at a book signing.

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I have yet to meet my favorite authors in person. I've e-mailed, written and connected with them on social media instead. I hope I can make it to DragonCon one of these days to meet Kim Harrison!
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Yes. A local author by the name Kiragu Kimuyu. He was really sweet and relatable plus his work is amazing!

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I met David Baldacci years ago shortly after Wish You Well came out. His book was selected for a state-wide reading initiative where I live, and I went to an event in his honor. He was extremely friendly and enthusiastic. He even agreed to do a video chat the following day with my students, who were reading his book. I was so impressed by him! He is very talented and very kind.

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