It’s Q&A Sunday! I’m starting to enjoy this, but I need more questions! If you’ve got anything you want to know, please leave a comment below and I’ll answer your question!
For this week, I have a question from Vicki!
If you could meet one author, who would you meet and why?
I’m very lucky in this sense because the one author that I’d love to meet is one I’ve already met, twice!
I’m a member of Romance Writers of America and every July there is a national conference. I’ve been able to go the last two years and both years I made an effort to reach out and meet my favorite author, Jill Shalvis!
Last summer when I was at Nationals I was battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. I found out about it after I’d already planned to go and wasn’t willing to let it stop me. I attended a workshop Jill spoke at and went up to her afterward. I told her I was there because of her – it’s the truth. The first romance novel I ever read was one by Jill and I was completely hooked. I couldn’t stop reading them and within a month had decided it was what I wanted to write. I owe my career to Jill and her incredible story telling.
This year I met Jill at the Literacy Signing the night before the conference begins. I told her we’d met the year before but she didn’t recognize me (I had some hair this year). When I said who I was she immediately remembered me and said she’d been thinking of me! Oh. My. God. Jill Shalvis was thinking of me? Wow!
But that’s the kind of person she seems to be. She cares about her fans. She worries about people. She’s funny, and smart, and talented, and kind. How could you not be a fan of someone like her?