Friday, June 22, 2012
TGIF at GReads is a feature by the fabulous Ginger, who asks us a fun question to answer every week. It's always a joy to be a part of this, and I think everyone certainly should try it out!
This Friday's Question:
Have you ever contacted an author you admired? How did that experience go? If not, which author would you love to have a chat with?
To digress a little, I absolutely love this question because it's true - authors are our celebrities. I just attended BEA 2012 a couple of weeks ago and every single time I got to meet an author who I loved, I was just completely overwhelmed with emotion. Authors manage to touch a very deep part of our souls with their work and so they are definitely worthy of celebrity status in my mind.
I have never personally emailed or mailed an author that I have admired, simply because I still struggle to find the right words to express how much their stories and books mean to me. I am planning to do that before the year ends though, so maybe you guys will see me flailing on Twitter if I get a response back!
BUT this doesn't mean I've never interacted with the authors I've loved - Twitter has actually allowed me to really do that. I've had fun moments with Maggie Stiefvater, Stephanie Perkins and Sarah MacLean, who are three of my absolutely favorite authors in the world!
I've also been able to personally meet Meg Cabot, Maggie Stiefvater, Christopher Paolini and Veronica Roth at various signings and events. It's also a fantastic venue for me to interact with them, tell them how much I love them and their books and just be a big fangirl in general. I am very excitable so you can try to imagine how fast I talk and how much I gush whenever I get to see an author I love!