Today I got to meet Kim Harrison in person, one of my two favorite Urban Fantasy authors (the other being Jim Butcher). I got to stand in a line with other fans and along side a good friend of mine who came along to keep my company. I bounced and jittered with excitement, and with the help of the three prior cokes gulped down in the first half of the day.
I had planned to be poetic, expressing my love of Kim's books and how much they mean to me. That something of this genre may be produced with a -very- good story line and (gasp!) character development! That I related to the main character Rachael. That I adore Jenks. The moment I got my butt into that chair my mind went blank. I became so shy and so nervous but at least I managed to stammer out a very quiet, 'I love your books. I share them with as many people as I possibly can'.
I got my book signed and left floating on cloud nine. Thank goodness I asked me friend along, else I might have walked right into a few book shelves on my way out the door!