Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Tuesday Talks | Meeting My Favorite Author

Tuesday Talks is a goodreads group that was created by Janie and Janelle to foster weekly bookish discussions. Check out the group to find out the topics and to see who else is participating.

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. 

This was the first time (of three) that I met him over those two days. And yes, if you look closely you'll see that he's signing my favorite book The Way of Kings right here. Let's just say this is a very memorable experience. And one that I hope to repeat.

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? 


  1. OMG. I can't believe you got to meet him. After I read Firefight, I couldn't get enough of him. I still have to read Steelheart and the last book (I forget the name of it right now) but I'm so glad that you got to meet him :)

    1. Thanks! I definitely recommend that you read everything of his. If you like fantasy. It was great being able to meet him. I hope I get to again. :)