Meg Loves Josie!

March 11th, 2010 • Kate

thumb_AlbatrossFinalI know, I know, I’m horribly late with my post today, and I’m going to let you down even further with something short. In my defense, I had to run around quite a bit today, trying to get things done before I leave for Bologna (one week from tonight!), and helping a friend.

But I did want to make sure you saw the fantastic interview with Josie Bloss than Meg Cabot posted on her blog! Please do check it out, and consider picking up your own copy of Albatross!

My favorite part may be the picture of Josie and Meg at one of Meg’s signings years before. It reminds me of a picture of myself from college, when some friends and I went down to New Orleans over Spring Break, and I insisted on our visiting Anne Rice’s house in the Garden District. (I was a huge fan of her vampire books, looooooong before the current vampire publishing phase.) We were looking at the outside when who should pull up but Anne Rice herself! So yeah, I totally got a picture — and years later, when I worked at Janklow & Nesbit, I got to work on some of her books!

What authors have you met that inspired you in some way?

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6 Responses to “Meg Loves Josie!”

  1. Ang Says:

    I met John Grisham at a literacy event once. He was so down-to-earth and polite. He made me realize that you can be extremely successful and still be yourself.

  2. Amy Says:

    I met Sara Zarr at a reading/signing in San Francisco (and, yes, my trip was semi-planned around said event), and it was so awesome and inspiring, because she was so open and kind, and also commiserated with me about writing YA contemporary realistic in a world where YA paranormal gets a lot of attention. It was a really great chat, totally invigorated me, and it came from someone who wrote one of my favorite books (Story of a Girl).

    Also I have met some awesomepants writers through my book club!

  3. Erin S Says:

    I met Lisa McMann and Patrick Jones (both YA authors) at a reading event in Minneapolis. Both were so fun to listen to and gave me great advice on the query process. I will never forget that Lisa said she sent 69 queries for her first novel…which never got picked up. But, her third novel, WAKE, got her an agent in a week! That just goes to show that even if your first novel doesn't make it, that doesn't mean your second or third won't! :o)

  4. Mandy Says:

    Ann Crispin has been a huge inspiration to me. She was so nice and friendly when I met her and she thought it was very ironic that I'm an engineer writing fantasy (instead of SF). I also think that Brandon Sanderson is one of the nicest authors I ever met. When I pulled every book he ever published out of my backpack (which is only like nine, so not that great a number), he did not complain a bit and talked to me the entire time he signed.

    I'm lucky to live in Atlanta where many SF/F authors come for signings (mainly at Dragon*Con), so I've been lucky enough to meet many of my heroes. And I find that they are all extremely nice and down to earth. Meeting Anne McCaffrey was my only real letdown, but that's only because she's so old and frail that I don't think she heard a word I said.

  5. Lysh Says:

    I met Meg Cabot a few times! She's lovely. And I have a pic that I would never share. (I still had braces back then! ick)

    And I went to LeakyCon, so I met John Green and Maureen Johnson. I was nervous, but they're both down to earth and fun people.

  6. Jenny Says:

    Holy wow! Now that is a great interview! Go Josie:)