TGIF is hosted by Ginger at GReads.
The week the question is: Are there any authors you have tried (or would like to try) to contact?
Um, YES. I become a ginormous spazzy dork when it comes to the authors I love. I realize they aren’t celebrities and just normal people who happen to write for a living, but it still makes me squeal when I get a tweet or an e-mail from someone who has written a book that I love so much I’m compelled to write them a slobbery note (or tweet) about it. It means something to me that they understand how much I appreciate their work.
The author I tend to fangirl over it the most extreme way is Meg Cabot (Creator of Michael Moscovitz Fake Man of My Dreams). I love her books. I love her blog–have you read it? She’s hilarious.
My daughter, who is a gigantic fan of the Allie Finkle book series, went with me to a book signing at Barnes & Noble a couple of years ago and Meg gave her all kids of advice about writing (my daughter wants to be an author) and laughed and acted like I wasn’t a huge dorkhead when I told her that I believed Michael was more awesome than Mr. Darcy or Mr. Rochester (because he is, hello). She even told me that she wrote him for herself and all of her adult girlfriends, which made me feel like less of a weirdo for having such a mad crush on a totally fictional guy. Also, she took a picture with us.
Fast forward a year or so and Meg Cabot has continued to write books I love. She has been a wonderful support to our blog with tweets, and review copies and linking us up to her blog on a few occasions (making me spazz all the more!). I think she’s just supportive of book bloggers in general, but this book blogger totally appreciates that. Love her!