Like a kid anxiously waiting to leave on vacation to Disney World, I am about to burst waiting to meet an author.
On Sunday, February 19th, I will spend an afternoon with Stephen King.
To be exact, several hundred others and I will attend the closing ceremony of the Savannah Book Festival where Stephen King will be the speaker.
Tickets went on sale few months before the event. All of Savannah seemed to be buzzing about Stephen King coming to town. I marked the date the tickets were going on sale with a red circle on my calendar.
I was not going to miss this for anything in the world.
The circled day arrived. A long line wrapped around the corner of the box office three hours before the tickets went on sale. Shortly after the tickets went on sale, the event sold out.
I was lucky to get two tickets. By the way, instead of waiting in the long line, I went to a nearby coffee shop with WIFI and ordered online. My grandma would say that was using my noggin’.
I’ve read that this is the only book festival in 2012 at which Stephen is speaking. The tickets are in huge demand. Right now, I could get five hundred times what I paid for them, if I put them up for sale.
However, I won’t.
Stephen King has rock star status to me. Just being able to sit in an audience, in the same space, breathing the same air as Stephen, is priceless to me. Even if I might have to use binoculars to see him. And then to actually hear him speak, I’ve got goose bumps already.
I am a book dork, and I admit it.
Authors are like stars to me. I have pictures of me with so many authors including Meg Cabot, Nora Roberts, Christina Dodd, Heather Graham and more.
I feel like such a geek; I treat authors as some would treat professional athletes, or movies stars or rock stars. To me, Stephen King is a rock star. Actually, Stephen and a few other authors including Roy Blount, Dave Barry, and Amy Tan formed a band together, the Rock Bottom Remainders. Therefore, they really are rock stars.
After the 19th, I’ll have to write a post about what my afternoon with Stephen was like.
But for now, to all of you out there in WG2E land, what famous person would you like to spend time with, and why? What would you ask them?
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