Sandi’s Post: It’s Cool To Be Me

The last few weeks it’s been totally cool to be me.  I don’t necessarily always feel that way, but lately it’s been pretty awesome!

Last weekend I got to meet Meg Cabot.  Yes, that Meg Cabot who wrote the Princess Diaries.  What a sweetheart she is!  She had some really entertaining stories, and everyone who attended got a copy of her book Overbite as part of the admission price.

This is where I have to admit I won’t read Overbite, so I offered it up to a friend who is really excited to get a signed copy.  I instead bought a book recommended by the lovely Barnes and Noble Associate who was selling books that day.  It’s still in the bag, so I don’t recall the title.   After having listened to Ms. Cabot speak and having her sign my books I had to go back to the lovely bookseller and buy some more books for myself and for a friend!  Those wonderful signed books are also still languishing in the bags!

This weekend I’m going to another event where I will have the chance to meet Catherine Ashe, Caroline Linden, and Maya Rodale.  I am basically a contemporary reader, but I have been known to pick up a historical now and again.  I wonder if after having met these ladies I will end up bringing home more print books to add to my collection that I’m really trying to dejunk, but will never be 100% successful at doing as I know print books will always hold a place in my heart!

How will you be spending the weekend?  If you could meet any current author who would it be?  Would you be calm cool and collected when you met the author, or would you have to be all agog and tongue tied?  Should you ever have the chance to meet me I will tell you about the time I finally got to meet Robyn Carr.

In the meantime enjoy what you’re reading, and don’t forget to spread the word about the great book you read!

0 thoughts on “Sandi’s Post: It’s Cool To Be Me

  1. Mary Kirkland

    So cool that you got to meet them. I’ve chatted with several of my favorite authors on fb and on their blogs and the first few times I was like, omg omg omg …lol But everyone I talked to online has been so nice I think I would handle meeting someone in person pretty well.

  2. Shannon

    oooh oooh ooh! I got to meet Meg Cabot too (but this was almost ten years ago.) I did go slightly fan girl on her and was tongue tied at the same time. She was funny and sweet and her speech had the whole audience laughing.

    If you are looking for a great historical I recommend The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie by Jennifer Ashley or any of the Bridgerton books by Julia Quinn. For contemporary I just read a Jill Shalvis book (I can’t remember the title!) but every one that I’ve read by her has been fun and worth my reading time.

    I feel very lucky because I’m going to the Tucson Festival of Books the weekend of March 10th and there are tons of authors there (and it’s free!) I’m especially looking forward to hearing Lisa Lutz’s panels and am glad I can just sit back and listen because she is one writer that I just might go all spazzy in front of.

    Thanks for the post. My mind is swirling with all the possibilities of what happened when you met Robyn Carr. 🙂

  3. Liz

    I’ve had the pleasure of some email correspondence and FB time with some of my favs, and it’s just so hard not to be “that” fan girl and squeal like a little girl about it.

    I can’t pick just one to meet, so the three ladies I’ve read recently would be tops for me – Bianca D’Arc and Tracy St. John and Jess Dee.

    Great post. I think it must be very cool to be you, indeed!

  4. Limecello

    Ahem. So Sandi – how’s about your pick up a book from one of those authors you’re always getting to meet for this blog, eh? 😉

    Also, I don’t know if I’m hoping for, or hoping against your post about the three awesome authors you got to meet today! Between this and the Passion and Prose conference tweets and pictures I don’t like any of you very much right now. ;D

  5. JoAnne

    How will you be spending the weekend? Reading, catching up on paperwork and errands and spending time with the family.
    If you could meet any current author who would it be? I would love to meet many of the authors I read but would love to meet Susan Mallery, Susan Wiggs, Sherryl Woods, Nora Roberts and Linda Lael Miller.
    Would you be calm cool and collected when you met the author, or would you have to be all agog and tongue tied? I think I would be calm and collected.
    The only author I met so far is Marie Bostwick – author of the Cobbled Quilt series.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. sgbandmom05 Post author

    JoAnne, I have had several chances to meet Marie Bostwick, and she is just so sweet and gracious. It’s funny because a friend here locally was telling me all about how I just had to read Marie’s books, and I was forever going no no no! Then she gave me one and said just read it. I took it on a trip with me and was hooked. I should not have been so stubborn!

    Lime, I couldn’t get any books from the weekend, because they were in short supply, and got sold out quickly! I promise they went to great homes, but not unfortunately to here, or to my own personal shelves!

    Sorry I wasn’t here to check in sooner, but Saturday turned into a hectic one, and when I finally got home I crashed. I didn’t ever turn on my computer on Saturday at all! Sunday I took a nap, and then ran a few errands on my way to an Oscar party.

    Thanks to all who commented!


  7. aliquis


    Wow! It sounds like you’ve met pretty much every author out there!!! Do you have a favorite you’ve met before? Aside from the Robyn Carr story, which I’m dying to hear.


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