I really love it when I have an opportunity to meet authors. Even though I get really nervous and a bit tongue -tied. I always want to be able to say something really cool but my mind seems to go blank. You would think since I have had the pleasure to meet approximately 25 authors in person; that I would feel more comfortable and confident. Yea….no it hasn’t happened. I recently met Lisa McMann. Prior to getting into line to meet her and have her sign my copy of Crash; my hands began to sweat and my mind went blank. As I was standing there, wondering what I should say, the line kept moving. I then started letting people in back of me cut in front of me to allow me time to be able to think of something. I didn’t want to move all the way back to the end of the line and appear foolish so; I stayed where I was and thought harder. When it was my turn, I simply said, “I love your writing and I cant wait to read Crash.” Lisa said, “Thank you”. She signed by books and then I quickly asked for a picture; which she agreed to.
I don’t know what it is when I meet authors or actors I automatically feel like I am an 8 year old child who is mute or at times, who has a stuttering problem. I truly hope I can overcome this a bit because in May I will be meeting many authors between the RT Convention and the BEA and I don’t want to have a heart attack due to the self-induced stress.
Have any of you felt this way before when you met either an author or an actor?
How about I include a giveaway on this post…….Up for grabs is an autographed hardcover of Crash by Lisa McMann
I haven't met a author yet.
I haven't gotten to yet, but I'm hoping to meet Heather Huffman soon! We're friends that have never met! lol She's an amazing writer and truly an inspiration. 🙂
I haven't met any authors yet. 🙁 Hopefully someday I will. And hopefully someday I'll be one of the authors you get to interview! Don't feel bad though, I'm awkward like that even when I meet normal people.
I haven't met one yet and I probably won't because I live outside US.You guys are so lucky that way! 🙁
But I think if I did,I'd be all awe-struck and probably wouldn't be able to form a coherent sentence!
I have met Lisa Scottoline and Stephenie Meyer and both authors were great. Lisa brought her dogs to the book signing and question and answer session. I felt like I really knew her after the signing.
I've never met one.
YES I've had that feeling before! I want to gush because I really loved the book, but I don't want to gush because it makes me sound like a toddler.
I havent met any authors.. but if i do i would be lost at words..
I haven't met any authors yet. But when I do I know that I'll be totally awestruck and so happy and giddy. 🙂
I met 1 author awhile ago and I was very nervous and excited. When it came time for him to sign my book I almost forgot my name. That was the only time I met an author.
I haven't met any authors yet…. Will be over the moon if I do.
I haven't met any authors yet .. but I'm sure it's gonna an experience I'll never forget! !!
I haven't met an author, but I hope I will, one day… 🙂
I haven't met an author yet, but I hope I can someday!
I have met a number of authors on Facebook through gift exchanges. I have even received autographed copies of their books as well. Unfortunately, I have not read any of them yet.
Nervous and SUPER excited!!!!!!
What fun! I missed out on the chance to meet Meg Cabot last summer while she was in the area doing a signing. I really wish I'd jumped at the chance of getting one of the books in one of my favorite series' signed (The Mediator – seriously amazing!)
While you're at RT you should look for the Melange Books / Fire and Ice YA booth! I won't be there (darnit!) but my mom (the company owner) will be! You can get a sweet magnet and M&M's 🙂