The Time I Met Brandon Sanderson
Anyone who has been around me over the past few years knows that Brandon Sanderson is my favorite author. He writes excellent high fantasy stories that I absolutely love. This past year I was shocked to see his name among those coming to Yallfest in Charleston, South Carolina. I was already going to be there, this just made it that much more worth while.
As far as changing the way that I think about his books, I'm not sure that it did. There is always a concern when meeting these people in real life, that you're going to be disappointed by what you get and won't appreciate their work as much. In my experience, it's been more the opposite. And Sanderson was no exception. He was talkative, friendly, and knew what he was doing. He wasn't overbearing or rude, but he made the part of the festival that included him run much more smoothly than it probably would have otherwise.
This just gets me so excited, reliving these memories.
I've also met some of my other favorite (mostly YA) authors and have really loved meeting them as well. Some of these include: Marie Lu, Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia, and Leigh Bardugo. It's just so cool to meet the people behind the books.
Have you ever met your favorite author? If so, what was your experience like?