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Have you ever met a famous author?

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Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:11 am
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Demeter says...



For this week's poll I'd like to know whether you've ever met a "real" well-known author. This can have been at a convention, a book signing, or perhaps they're your neighbours... Do share whom you've met or whom you'd really love to meet!
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Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:22 am
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DougalOfBiscuits says...



Rainbow Rowell and David Leviathan! :)

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Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:47 am
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Sunshine1113 says...



I have met an author, but she is not really famous. In fact she is my grandma, she was locally famous over 30yrs ago but currently isn't. She has several things published about WWII but the stories never made it big.

Actually, most of my family are writers and have things published, but never became famous. If anything I'm actually famous :P when I was younger the local newspaper used to hold writing contests at my school and I was always top 3 in the class.

My most famous work I guess you could say was about Christmas time and giving to charity. (Wrote that in 3rd grade, it shocked everyone that a 9yr old had such a deep and profound understanding of that type of thing) it was published in the newspaper and more people than normal donated to the local food pantries and charities that year. And they republished it in the newspaper a few times. I had 15minutes of fame and if brought up in a conversation a few of the townsfolk would remember it.
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Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:04 pm
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SkyeWalker says...



My great grandfather is Robert (Bob) Warren, native to Frisco Texas. He was the mayor, and changed stuff there for the better. He writes, too. :D

He turns... um... 96 this year, I believe. :D
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Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:55 pm
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Spotswood says...



I mean, I exchanged emails with Drew karpyshyn, who has written quite a few Star Wars novels, wrote the entire plot and script for "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic" the videogame (regarded as one of the greatest videogames ever made, and as having the greatest plot twist in video game history, which could make M Night Shamalan crap his pants), and the man behind the ENTIRE Mass Effect franchise. Not super famous, and pretty underrated, but still.

I doubt it counts though.
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Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:51 pm
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BellaRoma says...



Does watching Jacqueline Wilson sign books counts as meeting her? I have a feeling it doesn't...
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Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:40 pm
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Demeter says...



I'd say so, @BellaRoma! Were you able to talk to her at all or did you need a ticket for all of it? What did she seem like? I used to love her books when I was younger but I heard somewhere she isn't that friendly or something? Maybe it's not true though!
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Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:08 pm
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BellaRoma says...



@Demeter, I needed a ticket for it all. I would not have known what to say, anyway.
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Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:26 pm
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MarbleToast says...



I saw Anthony Horowitz once, when he was signing copies of Oblivion. As he was the author that got me into reading, I was pretty happy.
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Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:11 pm
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StellaThomas says...



I met Sarah Rees Brennan at a book signing, and briefly met Terry Pratchett at a debate!

I also went to a talk by John Boyne who wrote The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas where I accidentally bumped into Colm Tóibín on the way out. Whoops.
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Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:53 pm
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shiney1 says...



Rick Riordan.
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Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:07 pm
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Spotswood says...



Oh yeah, I met Harriet Beecher Stowe on an airplane to Martha's Vinyard back in the Spring of 08'
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erilea says...



shiney1 wrote:Rick Riordan.



OHMIGOD YOU MET RICK RIORDAN I'M DYING OHMIGOD OHMIGOD OHMIGOD PLEASE WHERE WHY WHEN HOW OHMIGODS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
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Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:16 pm
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Spotswood says...



StellaThomas wrote:
I also went to a talk by John Boyne who wrote The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas


What a sad story :smt022
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Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:39 pm
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Lucia says...



Tamora Pierce.
I'm not sure it counts, however, because I didn't actually talk to her. I was three feet away, though. :D
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