Friday, June 10, 2011

The Author I Want Most to Meet?

This week's Book Blogger Hop Question: Who is the one author that you are dying to meet?

I have this fear about meeting authors. I worry they will fail to meet my ridiculous expectations and I will never be able to read his or her books ever again. I've heard/met a few authors and this has never happened... but it could. And then I couldn't read them anymore!

For instance, what if I had the good fortune to walk into a cafe, sit at the counter, and there next to me, sipping coffee like a cool cowboy, was the ever private Cormac McMcarthy? First of all, what would I say knowing he values his privacy? I think I'd go with the librarian bit to try and earn brownie points:
"Hey, I'm a librarian and I love your books"? That sounds dumb. 

And what if he did talk to me - Cormac and I chewing the fat as we dip our fries in chili - and he turns out to be a total douche? I don't think I could handle that. Like I said, I've never had a negative encounter with an author before. They've been very exciting and positive experiences. But meeting them just makes me nervous!


  1. Because you're dipping your fries in chili, I'm guessing that you and McCarthy must be meeting up in a Wendy's somewhere!

    Honestly, I'm not sure what I would do if one of my favorites turned out to be super jerky... I'd prefer to imagine that we would just become best friends :) I'd LOVE to meet Esme Raji Codell or SARK. I think they would both be absolutely fascinating, and just so much FUN to spend an afternoon with.

  2. Thank you for stopping by!

    I can understand your fear. I kind of feel that way too. But, I still do it. Hopefully, it never happens. :)

  3. Katie, I was envisioning more of a Luke's Diner from Gilmore Girls but actually, I love Wendy's!

    Jenni, Thanks for returning the hop. =)