It has been a whirlwind of activity these past couple of months
for this blogger. Between traveling, baking, weddings, and helping my mom prepare for the RWA Conference this year, it’s no wonder the time has seem to fly by.
Speaking of this year’s RWA conference, what an amazing
experience! I had the honor of accompanying my mom to the awards ceremony and it was fantastic. To see all these amazing writers in one venue, able to share their passion and excitement for writing, was inspiring. I was able to see authors that I had grown up reading, from a distance of course, and I was blown away.
It reminded me of the time I met my first author.
I was a freshman in college and Janet Evanovich was at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas,
signing her new book. My mom, Aunt, and I drove down to the Mirage and stood in line anxiously waiting to meet Janet. We had pre-bought our books, so between reading chapters in line and chatting the hours passed rather quickly. When it was finally our turn, I had so many butterflies, and had no idea what to say.
Janet was amazing though. She chatted like we were all old friends, took pictures, and signed our books.
The best part of the whole experience for me was getting to meet Janet’s daughter while we were waiting in line. Her daughter was walking around and chatting with everyone in line and passing out stickers. She was so super sweet and friendly. At the time, my mom was only starting her writing path. However, when my mom finally made the commitment to chase her dreams of becoming published, one of my first thoughts was of Janet’s daughter and how I couldn’t wait to do the same thing. One day, I will be able to chat with people who love my mother’s writing like I do. Hopefully, one year, I will be able to stand and cheer for my mom when she wins an award at the RWA conference.
Who was your first author you met and what was your favorite part? I would love to hear your experiences as well. Until next time plus ones.