Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer, where you answer a question and join a “hop”. The purpose is to help bloggers discover and get to know one another.
For this week’s question, Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews asks:
What authors have you met and where?
I’ve actually had a draft of a blog about this topic sitting around for a while now. So I’m so glad I’m finally using it!
I have been very lucky and have met a few authors, though I am sure I’m missing quite a few from this list. I know for sure I met an author of a children’s book about sea glass… but I can’t think of her name for the life of me.
But anyway, let’s dive in!
Authors I Have Met
I had the amazing opportunity to meet Andrew Motion, the Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom at the time, during CamTrad 2008 in Cambridge, England. He read us some of his work and then talked about writing poetry. He also wrote a lovely memoir that I would highly recommend called In The Blood.
I also had the opportunity to meet Don at a book discussion during CamTrad. After the discussion and a quick Q&A, my friend Caitlin and I were able to get our books signed. Check out Don’s Goodreads page here.
Emily summered in my hometown so I had met her on a number of occasions. She wrote a lovely children’s book about a pup that took the ferry between the island and the mainland called Mabel Takes the Ferry.
Jeffrey H. Ryan
Jeff and I worked together at a marketing business out of Portland, Maine. Jeff has written two books (so far!). I read and really enjoyed Appalachian Odyssey: A 28-year hike on the Appalachian Trail. I’m hoping to re-read it soon to put a post here on my blog.
I went to a book event that our friend Paige was signing at and got to meet Jen. Her Erin Solomon Mystery series is so awesome! I highly recommend checking them out if you’re a mystery fan!
I was so starstruck when I met Joe Hill in Concord, NH on his book tour for Strange Weather. Click here to check out [Book Event] Meeting Joe Hill.
Lou Jane Temple
Lou Jane is a family friend that I also worked with at a private residence. I don’t know how this is possible, but I’ve only been able to get my hands on one of her books, Death by Rhubarb. I need to step up my search!! Check out Lou Jane Temple’s Goodreads listing.
Paige W. Pendleton
Paige is a family friend that has written two books in The Black Ledge Series (YA Fantasy) as well as two children’s books. If you enjoy YA Fantasy, you have to check out her series! It’s so much fun!!
Portia De Rossi
I met Portia at a book signing for Unbearable Lightness- A Story of Loss and Gain at Barnes and Noble in NYC. I spent a year in the city studying art and photography. When I saw that she was doing a signing right down the street, I couldn’t wait. She was so lovely. Her book is also really powerful.
Our school had a visit from T.M. Murphy one year, though I can’t remember exactly when that was. It must have been when I was in middle school… The details are a bit hazy, but I was able to get a few of his books signed! I was SO hooked on the Belltown Mysteries Series! I need to reread those again soon as well!
Tess was very kind and came to the local library in my hometown, though I can’t remember if it was for a book tour. I remember being the only teenager there. I sat in a really uncomfortable chair clutching my beat up copy of Harvest. Which is another I need to re-read soon! That was one of my favorite high school reads!
Thanks for reading!
Which authors have you met? I’d love to hear about your experiences in the comments below!