SQQUUUEEEE!!! Last week Meg Waite Clayton came to a bookstore in the city I live in and I just so happened to be available that night. Lucky me!
My friend came with me and I was actually kind of nervous! I was going to meet the woman who’d written my favorite book this year: The Wednesday Sisters.
How cute is she?!
This is how it went:
We walked into the bookstore and I saw her in the cafe. I poked my friend in the ribs and in a loud whisper said, “That’s her!”
We walked around the store until it was time for Meg to talk. The first thing she did was promote other books. She had the nicest things to say about Michelle Richmond. I really want to read everything Michelle Richmond has written after what Meg had to say.
Then, THEN, she asked who was there because of Library Thing. Three of us raised our hands, and when I said my name, she recognized me! EEE!! And THEN she proceeded to talk about my blog! And how much she liked it! It’s amazing I didn’t fall out of my chair at that point. 😀
We got to hear her read part of a chapter from the book. And people got to ask questions when she was done and I just felt so enraptured.
One thing she mentioned that I found very interesting is that it took her about 10 years to get a book published. She thought this was a long time, but apparently it normally takes authors even longer than that! I guess writing isn’t as glamorous as I thought. 😉
I waited for everyone to leave before asking her to autograph my books. I got to gush about how much I loved the book, and I’m even embarassed that I got a little choked up. WHEN DID I TURN INTO MY MOTHER, crying at everything??
And then she bought me this:
It says, “A clean house is a sign of a wasted life.” The mug I have is a little taller and more tapered. But she bought it for me because it reminded her of my blog. My friend said she’s been to a bunch of author appearances and has NEVER seen an author buy someone anything!
No matter how many authors I go see, I’m sure this will always be my favorite. 😀
Which author have you seen that was your favorite?