Wednesday, May 2, 2012

[Mostly] Wordless Wednesday - Squeeeeeee!

I'm taking it easy this week while recovering from the A-to-Z Challenge, and before launching the next steps, which you can read about here and on the official A-to-Z Challenge Blog in the coming week.  So today will just be the picture of me with Jeffery Deaver at the Pikes Peak Writers Conference.




Squeeee! Mr. Deaver was so cool, and such a gentleman. He served us our wine and kept the table entertained. His writing advice and his perspective on the craft were invaluable. Needless to say, it was a delight to get to have dinner with him!

What authors have you met that made you squee? If not an author, who have you met who you respected so much that it was truly exciting?
 
May you find your Muse.

16 comments:

  1. Nice! I don't think I've met an author who I was super excited about - I've come to think authors are awesome and love their work after I've met them, but not before :)

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  2. I'm still looking forward to my first conference. Soon, I hope...

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  3. Geoff Moore, but there's a whole story that goes with that.

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  4. Awesome! (I wonder if he posted that same picture and told the world he had the privilege of meeting YOU???)

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  5. You silly! Who is that hot woman dressed in a real dress and not sweatpants? Heels? Is she wearing heels? Wow.

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  6. Miranda, thank you! Have a great week!

    Jamie, that scenario has happened with me quite a bit, too. The worst is when I really like an author so I try their book...and I don't like it. I always have a really hard time reconciling the two.

    Mshatch, I hope you get to go to one soon! There are free online ones that can be incredibly helpful and encouraging, too. I think one was the Write On Con or something similar? I try to post them when I come across them.

    Andrew, have you posted said story?

    Susan, if only!

    Anna, thanks!

    Julie, I know, right? Guess what I'm wearing right now. ;-p Some day I need to coerce you into a photo like this so I can post that one and squee.

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  7. No, it's been more of an "in person" story. At some point, I may post it.

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  8. Then I'll look forward to the day that it is hopefully posted.

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  9. So cool! I met Gordon Korman at a conference years and years ago. He was amazing!

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  10. Lovely! Have a great week, and look forward to your post on May 7th :)

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  11. That's fantastic! I met George R.R. Martin some years ago and I lost my voice. I was so embarrassed. He was very nice about it, though.

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  12. always awesome to meet our favorite authors! I felt the same way when I met Angie Sage, Orson Scott Card, Eoin Colfer and so many others in person:)
    Happy weekend!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  13. How very exciting... yesterday I actually met Scott Westerfeld... I was very squeel-excited...hehe

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  14. Looking very good, Shannon. I met Catherine Coulter the other evening, author of "Tailspin" and many others. She also gave some great tips about writing and publishing.

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