Tuesday, March 15, 2011

PSB: Guest Post & Giveaway with Sophie Littlefield

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Littlefield, Sophie

 

 

Well my lovelies, today is another amazing day! Sophie Littlefield, author of Banished (Oct 2010) & Aftertime (Feb 2011), accepted to talk to us about her recent meeting with *drumrolls* Paranormal Authors. We all know they are out-of-the-box (only for the good reasons indeed!), so let’s see how this faceoff went ^^

 

 

 

I’ve only recently become a part of the community of paranormal fiction writers and readers. It’s been a year and a half since I sat down to write the first sentence of AFTERTIME. In the fifteen years before that, I wrote eight books that were never published, and another five that were. I wrote romance, literary, mystery, and thriller, but never, in that time, did I imagine that someday I would be writing about a post-apocalyptic world populated by zombies – never, in fact, until a character came to me one day demanding to be written, and Cass Dollar’s story was born.

me and rachelThe first time I met a group of paranormal writers, I was nervous. It was a year ago at the Romantic Times convention in Columbus. A scheduling conflict meant that I arrived a couple days after everyone else got there, and my two roommates – romance writer Rachael Herron  and paranormal mystery writer Juliet Blackwell – spirited me off to lunch, where I asked them what they thought of this group of people who loved books about vampires and alien races and mythological creatures.

“Amazing,” Rachael said.
“So much fun!” Julie added.
“And smart – ”
“And hysterical!”
                                                                    “You’ll love them,” they concluded.

I had my doubts. I’m shy by nature, and it takes me a while to warm up to people. Big noisy gatherings of folks having fun tend to make me want to scuttle to the sidelines. But I trust my friends, so I let them drag me to the next stop, which was…oh hell, I might as well go ahead and admit it – it was a bar. That’s right. Despite the amazing lineup of workshops and panels and speakers, all of which I did eventually attend and enjoy, that afternoon found me in a dim, rather downscale joint at a long wooden table that had been decorated with graffiti and carving added by what appeared to be several decades’ worth of patrons.

chip pileThen some magic happened. First – potato chips appeared. An enormous pile of them, nestled on a pile of paper napkins. Chips are the perfect food, in my mind, and I think I could exist happily on an endless supply of salt-and-pepper kettle chips.

Second, Carolyn Crane  sat down across from me. Mark Henry  to her right. Nicole Peeler to her left. I didn’t know who any of them were at that time, but I’m pretty sure Juliet and Rachael had given them the same ebullient introduction (“You’ll love Sophie! She’s fun!”) and they immediately started talking to me like I was an old friend.

Now, I have loved every writing community I belong to. I’ve been in Romance Writers of America for fifteen years, and MWA and SistersInCrime for more than three, and I’ve made good friends in all of them. But there was something about this new group that was just a little different. It took me the rest of the weekend to put my finger on it (hey, lurking in bars tends to slow down the synapses a little) and when I finally did, it was a wonderful revelation:

The paranormal crowd is truly and deeply come-as-you-are.

That’s right: they accept without judgment. They practically sparkle with curiosity and genuinely celebrate individuality. They embrace the fantastical and the absurd and the dark and the whimsical and the diabolical, and every shade between.

They are also, from what I can see, among the most well-adjusted of writers, a fact that carries with it a certain amount of irony. For a genre that takes its share of lumps from the self-appointed quality-control “experts” (I’m lookin’ at you, academy, and venerable reviewers, and educators) they approach their work with more joy and a more heartfelt desire to challenge and satisfy their readers than some others.

One night in Columbus found me at a…ahem, I don’t really know what to call the gathering. Let’s call it aRT finery literary salon, with an extensive and creative refreshment table, props, and books – scads of books. It was hosted in the suite of several authors, and there were a few editors and agents present, though what a person did for a living didn’t seem to matter much. There were lots of exotic-looking folks – brilliantly-colored hair, piercings, tattoos, gauntlets and leather and mesh and I don’t know what-all.

For my part, I was dressed in a Talbots shift dress and pearls. Which brings me to this point: I felt very other. Too conservative, too old (I could have been the mom of most of the people there), too bland, too unimaginative. I considered turning around and going back to my room – I wasn’t cut out for this, I could just write from the privacy of my home, I’d claim agoraphobia, I’d be the JD Salinger of spec fiction.

But you know what happened next, right? Someone offered me a drink. Someone else asked me to sit close so they could hear me over the din. Two laughing people showed me the creepiest lifesize vinyl zombie baby I have ever seen and asked me if I thought its eyes followed the observer (yes, they did) and suddenly I was swept up in the joy of belonging.

I’m so happy to be a part of this world, and with two more books in the AFTERTIME series coming out in the next year, plus several more paranormal young adult novels under contract, it looks like I’m not going anywhere any time soon. I would like to thank Carolyn and Mark and Nicole and everyone else who took me under their wing, and I promise to pay that kindness forward whenever I can….

…starting now! I’d love to give away a copy of AFTERTIME – and as a bonus, a copy of my first young adult novel, BANISHED.

Well before I move onto the details.. Let’s learn a bit more about both books, shall we? *winks*

aftertime cover

 

Someone once said that all apocalypses are experienced locally. In the case of Cass Dollar, the nightmare occurred with the violent abduction of two-year-old Ruthie, which she vividly remembers. Only later is young Cass assaulted also by the vague, twisting memories of a much wider conflagration that she herself only narrowly survived. A government experiment had turned the entire California landscape into the hunting grounds of zombie Beaters, but Cass can only think of the helpless toddler she is missing. A deeply arresting paperback original. Editor's recommendation.

Purchase: Amazon | Kindle | Book Depository

 

There isn’t much worth living for in Gypsum, Missouri—or Trashtown, as the rich kids call the run-down neighborhood where sixteen-year-old Hailey Tarbell lives. Hailey figures she’ll never belong—not with the popular kids at school, not with the rejects, not even with her cruel, sickly grandmother, who deals drugs out of their basement. Hailey never knew her dead mother, and she has no idea who her father was, but at least she has her four-year-old foster brother, Chub. Once she turns eighteen, Hailey plans to take Chub far from Gypsum and start a new life where no one can find them.
But when a classmate is injured in gym class, Hailey discovers a gift for healing that she never knew she possessed—and that she cannot ignore. Not only can she heal, she can bring the dying back to life. Confused by her powers, Hailey searches for answers but finds only more questions, until a mysterious visitor shows up at Gram’s house, claiming to be Hailey’s aunt Prairie.
There are people who will stop at nothing to keep Hailey in Trashtown, living out a legacy of despair and suffering. But when Prairie saves both Hailey and Chub from armed attackers who invade Gram’s house in the middle of the night, Hailey must decide where to place her trust. Will Prairie’s past, and the long-buried secret that caused her to leave Gypsum years earlier, ruin them all? Because as Hailey will soon find out, their power to heal is just the beginning.
This gripping novel from thriller writer Sophie Littlefield blazes a trail from small-town Missouri to the big city as Hailey battles an evil greater than she ever imagined, while discovering strengths she never knew she had.

Purchase: Amazon | Kindle | Book Depository

Now if you want to win those book, here are the conditions ^^

  • This giveaway is open Internationally
  • To enter, just leave a comment letting us know about a time you met an author you liked, or if like me, you never had the chance, let us know who you’d like to meet ^^
  • Don’t forget to include a way to contact you!

If you want to earn an extra entry, spread the word and provide a link in a different comment =)

Tweet: WIN! Sophie Littlefield's Aftertime & Banished- #paranormalspringbreak @tynga and @parajunkee #giveaway http://bit.ly/g43Gt3 PLZ RT

Ends April 6th, 2011.

Tynga is a 28 years old mom from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and blogging about them. You might also catch her watching an hockey game. Make sure to say hi on twitter!

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172 People left their mark' :

  1. I was lucky enough to meet Chuck Palahniuk nearly a decade ago on a book tour in Montreal. I was a really big fan so it was pretty awesome!

    strandedhero(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. I would love to meet Stephanie Meyer and find out all about her experiences in writing.
    lexie.bookbug(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  3. Tweeted at http://twitter.com/#!/LexieBookBug/status/47528258941628416
    lexie.bookbug(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  4. I once met Darren Shan in Foyles. I'd already bought a copy of The Thin Executioner, and was waiting for him to sign it. We stayed for three hours before hand, costing £12 on the parking ticket.
    I got to the front of the queue and met him. He was really nice, and we posed for a photo (him strangling me). And then the camera died.
    I've also met other authors, through school and when I went to the Carnegie Awards ceremony, such as Neil Gaiman, Patrick Ness, Jonathan Stroud and Mary Hooper (twice)!
    I'd also, one day, like to meet Sherrilyn Kenyon (Dark hunters) and Yana Toboso (Black Butler)
    Love the look of these books!
    Nina
    deathbooksandtea(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  5. I live in the middle of nowhere, but was lucky enough to be able to meet Melissa De La Cruz. Granted she's not my favorite author, but one that I do read. So that was slightly exciting. :)

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  6. +1 spread here
    http://www.goodreads.com/event/show/112286-aftertime-banished-by-sophie-littlefield

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  7. I tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/serifinaxxx/status/47547138447638528

    deathbooksandtea(AT)gmail(DOT)com
    Nina xxx

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  8. I have not yet had the chance to meet and author but of course would love to! How do I only pick one that I would like to meet? I guess if I had to choose I would say Suzzanne Collins, her books are just to good!

    +1 spread here- http://www.goodreads.com/event/show/112289-psb-guest-post-giveaway-with-sophie-littlefield

    Stephanie- thegirlonfire
    thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

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  9. I have never met an author before but if I could ever have had a chance, I would have liked to meet J.R.R. Tolkien. He is the author of my favorite books EVER! His imagination was incredible. Beyond any imagination I've encountered so far. I would talk to him for days.

    Rachel Leigh
    theonering111 at gmail dot com

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  10. Hey!
    Well, I haven't been that lucky to meet a favorite author yet - or any author for that matter, me living in Romania and all - but I'd love to meet Kim Harrison (who's my favorite UF author), Jeaniene Frost or Cassandra Clare. I love their books and I really like them too, they seem so nice and friendly. :P

    Thanks for the giveaway and for making it INT!
    xoxo

    andreea(dot)c88(at)gmail.com

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  11. Me again.:D
    I posted a link to the contest on my blog sidebar and I also have the Spring Break Button there.;)

    Thanks!
    andreea(dot)c88(at)gmail.com

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  12. I would love to meet stephen king, I think that would be amazing.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  13. This august I met my beloved Andrzej Sapkowski, Alan Campbell and Maja Lidia Kossakowka at Tricon in Czech republic. You know, Tesin, the town, in which thin conventicon happened, is maybe twenty miles from my hometown and it was like MIRACLE for me. Try understand - you love some authors, but you can´t imagine to see them sometimes... and sudenly, they came almost to your home!!! :DDD It was beutiful meeting, really beutiful, and I´m almos crying just remeber it :3

    chidori(at)seznam(dot)cz

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  14. That sounds awesome! I wish I live there so I could go to author events!
    I'd like to meet Julie Kagawa! I love love love her Iron Fey series! :)

    I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/precious_shusky/status/47628225085575168

    Thank you!

    precious_shusky@yahoo.com

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  15. I would like to meet Diane Gabaldon or Jennifer Estep.
    audie@wickerness.com

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  16. I went to the Breathless Reads tour and got to meet Andrea Cremer, Beth Revis, Brenna Yovanoff, Ally Condie, and Kirsten Miller. It was a GREAT signing! I drove 6 hrs one way to go and I'm so happy I did. :)

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  17. Oh yeah. My email is michelle at hookedtobooks dot com - Forgot to include it!

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  18. I've only ever met two authors - Mary Higgins Clark (don't remember much - line was very long) and M. R. Sellars (met twice because he is local).
    rickimc[at]aol[dot]com

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  19. There's this really awesome indie bookstore in Houston called Murder by the Book and they do author signings almost daily now. I got to meet Amber Benson and Kim Harrison and Patricia Briggs and I think I'll be going to more singings from now on. It's awesome!!

    juliecookies(at)gmail.com

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  20. I have never met any authors. There are so many authors I would love to meet. I would love to meet Stephenie Meyers. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  21. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I've never met an author before, but I wouldn't say no to a meeting with L.J.Smith or Richelle Mead. They are both great authors.
    petra_socaciu(at)yahoo.com

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  22. I have never met an author before, I would love to meet Kresley Cole the author of the IAD series.

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  23. I've never met an author though I'd love to meet Larissa Ione, Melissa Marr, Jeaniene Frost, Gena Showalter and Kresley Cole to name a few.

    vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I've never met an author that I like .. but I'm going to Paris on Friday to attend a book event : there will be Patricia Briggs, Kelley Armstrong; Lauren Oliver ... I'm so excited !! The author I'd like meeting the most is Richelle Mead because Vampire Academy is my favorite series ever !! =)

    Thanks for this great giveaway Tynga and it's so nice to make it international !! My email adress is ninie2310@hotmail.fr =) and you can find me on onceuponaquote.blogspot.com !!
    Bonne lecture et encore merci ;) !!

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  25. Thanks for the giveaway. I haven't had the chance to meet an author.
    I follow on GFC

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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  26. I haven't had the chance to meet any authors, but I would LOVE to!! It's hard to choose just one, so I'll give a few: Maggie Stiefvater, Courtney Allison Moulton, Kelley Armstrong, Becca Fitzpatrick. I could go on!!

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/pamgreen89/status/47675897616146432

    Thanks for the giveaway and great guest post!

    green.pamd (at) gmail (dot) com

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  27. I haven't had the chance to meet any authors, but I would LOVE to!! It's hard to choose just one, so I'll give a few: Maggie Stiefvater, Courtney Allison Moulton, Kelley Armstrong, Becca Fitzpatrick. I could go on!!

    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/pamgreen89/status/47675897616146432

    Thanks for the giveaway and great guest post!

    green.pamd (at) gmail (dot) com

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  28. I’ve met Alyssa Day (Alesia Holliday) when she had her first book, Emails to the Front, published. She was doing a tour with Suzanne Brockmann. You could tell she was nervous, but she was lots of fun. I’ve enjoyed her books under both names.

    cheleooc at yahoo dot com

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  29. Janet Evanovich did a book signing at a Barnes and Noble near my house once. We had to get there several hours early to get wrist bands and then stand in line for several hours to get our books signed. I wouldn't do it again.

    sgiden at verizon.net

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  30. I have a link to the Paranormal Spring Break on my blog.

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  31. I have never met an author but would love to meet Eloise James or D. Gabaldon.
    Hollybwright@comcast.net

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  32. I had the pleasure of meeting Delilah Marvelle... We went out for pizza and talked about everything from her books to our mutual love of running.. She was beyond fabulous...

    Kelly M
    crazybookfairy(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  33. I got to meet Jeri Smith-Ready!


    b(dot)cardone(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  34. I met Richelle Mead in 2009 when she came to Austin Texas and I met P.c cast that same year also at the book fair
    elizabethcerna2011@gmail.com

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  35. I have never met an author. I would love to meet Sherrilyn Kenyon and Nalini Singh.

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  36. I went to a signing for Kim Harrison (Black Magic Sanction tour) and Jeaniene Frost (Eternal Kiss of Darkness)

    Kim's was big and you got a few minutes to talk to her then you moved on.

    Jeaniene's was smaller and a bunch of us hung out for a while afterward talking horror movies.

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  37. That excerpt was a great teaser. Can't wait to read the whole book.

    roarseto@yahoo.ca

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  38. I met a ton of authors at AAD last year. I cannot wait to go again. So many of the authors I network with will be there. I loved meeting Jennifer Armintrout in 2010!

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

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  39. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/IntenseWhisper/statuses/47724187531481088

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

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  40. I've meet Melissa Marr, Kelly Armstrong, Claudia Gray, Richelle Mead, and I would love to meet J.K. Rowling.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  41. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/MT0089/status/47728875660255232

    minas_1989(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  42. I used to live in the same building as a thriller writer and he was a monumental a$$. He's known name, or was 20 years ago, I don't think he's published anything in years. He thought he was Hemingway or something.

    I would love to meet Elizabeth Peters or Charlaine Harris.

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  43. I got to meet Cassandra Clare and get my books signed by her. We waited in line for hours and seeing her only lasted about a minute but it was such a fun time just being around people who loved her books and reading like I did.
    Holly Black was there also and I regret not buying White Cat sooner so she could sign that too!

    m_laura28 at yahoo dot ca

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  44. Thanks for making this international!

    I was lucky enough to meet one of my favorite authors, Kelley Armstrong at a book signing near my house (I think it was a year or two ago). I loved the experience of getting to hear her read from the new book. And I especially loved the Q&A part.

    jennifer.kalman at gmail dot com

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  45. tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/jlkalman26/status/47736705951870976

    jennifer.kalman at gmail dot com

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  46. Would love to meet the author of Vampire academy

    vidishamun@gmail.com

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  47. I haven't been fortunate enough to meet my favorite author yet but the ones I would love to meet is Sherrilyn Kenyon, J.R. Ward, Larissa Ione, Gena Showalter, Kresley Cole and Alyssa Day.

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/BookLovershaway/status/47737045069742081

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. I once met Chris Crutcher. It was probably the highlight of my sophomore year of college. I volunteered to photograph and English teachers' conference up at Michigan State University, and he was the keynote speaker. He was such a friendly guy! When he first walked in, he jumped in front of the camera and did a silly pose, but the camera regrettably wasn't on =[
    Later, I bought one of his books and he signed it for me! Well, I mean, he signed everyone's, but that's not the point.

    - Jackie
    jacqueline.c.goodman AT gmail DOT com

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  50. Iv'e never met an author... my choice would probably be either John Green of Cassandra Clare. Banished has been on my to-read list for a while now.
    allisonvq at comcast dot net

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  51. I'd like to meet Stephen King or J.K. Rowling :)

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  52. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/sweepstakelover/status/47747318564405248

    annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com

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  53. I met Sherrilyn Kenyon and had my picture taken with her at a book signing! She is a very hilarious person, love her Dark-Hunter series! tWarner419@aol.com

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  54. I've not met an author I was actually interested in the work of. I did meet a children's author at the Young Writer's Conference when I was 11 though. It was disappointing.

    I would really like to meet Allison Pang or Meljean Brook in person. I've had interactions with both online and think they'd be very fun individuals to socialize with. :)

    always.and.never AT gmail DOT com

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  55. I, unfourtunately, have never met an author even though I have gotten signed books. My friends are always the lucky ones. I would really like to meet James Patterson, because I love ALL his books, and I do mean every single one of them!! I am like obsessed. My favorite series is Maximum Ride and the Alex Cross series. I would really love to meet him, since he is the reason that me and my friends came togehter and realized that we all LOVED to read.
    capumegard(at)yahoo(dot)fr

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  56. I would love to meet Sarah Rees Brennan, just because she is so funny on her blog. And she wrote the most awesome book ever.

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  57. And I need to stop doing forgetting my email address. This not another entry.

    amy408(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. I would love to meet JK Rowling! Who wouldn't?

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  59. I was lucky enough to have RT held in Orlando, and then the next year RWA was moved to Orlando. I got to attend the RT Book Fair and the RWA Literacy signing and I met a whole bunch of fabulous authors, got signed books, signed swag, and pictures-they were awesome. Among the authors I met were Jeaniene Frost, Michelle Rowen, Eloisa James, Jade Lee, Carolyn Jewel, Lori Handeland, Ava Gray (Ann Aguirre), Kelly Gay, Laura Bickle, Keri Arthur, Kelly Armstrong, Jaye Wells, Linnea Sinclair, and Jennifer Ashley, just to name a few.

    Barbed1951(at)aol(dot)com

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  60. I've met and talked to a CO author in person who doesn't want me to say who the person is or what she writes. That is because she has a few crazy fans. However it was a fun meeting and I got a special book signed for a cousin for her birthday. :)

    books (dot) things (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  61. I loved meeting Kelley Armstrong! She is wonderful, I always try to go see her if she is near me

    hense1kk@cmich.edu

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  62. I tweeted!

    hense1kk@cmich.edu

    http://twitter.com/#!/hense1kk/status/47813805450854400

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  63. I've never met an author. But I'd love to meet Alexandra Monir, the author of Timeless.

    toprocrastinate (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  64. Shared: http://twitter.com/rachelmosq/status/47814291461640192

    toprocrastinate (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  65. I'd love to meet Timeless's author, Alexandra Monir!

    toprocrastinate@hotmail.com

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  66. I was very lucky and was able to go to the Romantic Times Convention when it was in Houston, Texas a few years past. They had hundreds of great Romance authors there, either part of the convention or at the signing. I was in hog heaven. I got to meet Heather Graham and have her sign my books.

    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]mstn[dot]com

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  67. I have never had the opportunity to meet an author unfortunately. As you already know, I would loooove to meet Kelley Armstrong, she is by far my favorite!!!

    moonlightgleam(at)gmail(dot)com

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  68. http://twitter.com/#!/MoonlightGleams/status/47830136518737920


    moonlightgleam(at)gmail(dot)com

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  69. I have not met an author yet! Some day I know I will. Would be awesome if it were you., though.

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

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  70. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/DoreenRiopel/status/47851656708227072

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

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  71. Other than exchanging emails with them, I haven't met any authors in person. However, I'd love to meet Patricia Briggs or Gordon and Ilona Andrews because they write such great stuff.

    jen at delux dot com

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  72. I've never been lucky enough to meet an author. I'd love to meet Jayne Ann Krentz, Elizabeth Lowell, Beverly Barton, Sharon Sala. Just to name a few!!!

    follow on gfc

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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  73. I've never met an author in real life but if I had the chance I would love to meet Nalini Singh, or Lauren Kate.

    bookflamereviews@gmail.com

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  74. I also tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/bookflamereview/status/47863537816707072

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  75. I've had the chance to meet Catherine Gilbert Murdock a couple years ago and Rick Yancey a year ago. Both were really nice and had interesting stories to tell.
    I would LOVE to meet JK Rowling and Cassandra Clare.

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  76. I'm like you Tynga, I've never been to an author signing, I would love to meet Cassandra Clare and Holly Black, they're gonna be pretty close to me in BC, but I'm in Alberta...plus I have a final that day, so no chance of a road trip happening for me :P lol
    Thanks for the chance to win :)

    Ambur
    ambiepie_6(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  77. I've never been to any signings or anything so I've never really met an author. I would love to meet Jeaniene Frost because I love her Night Huntress series.

    chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  78. I got to meet Cassandra Clare at a signing and she was so sweet. It was so crowded that I was there, standing, for like 3 1/2 hours. It was definitely worth it though

    findjessyhere at gmail dot com

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  79. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Emma015/statuses/48012206637449218

    findjessyhere at gmail dot com

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  80. well I love this series because of sophie's character. she is just so funny and kick-ass at the same time, I love protagonists like that.

    why i want to read demonglass-well because I loved hex hall and want to know what happens once sophie reaches london.

    tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Personafied/status/48073325427163136

    everlove14@hotmail.com

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  81. I wish I could meet an author! It's one of my many goals in life. I'd love to meet Richelle Mead and JK Rowling. Love them! Even just seeing them would be amazing.

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  82. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/linda2060/status/48105886325030912
    Lindadao2060(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Thanks!

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  83. I had a great opportunity to spend a couple of days with Karen Marie Moning several years ago when my book club group went to New Orleans. It was great, she was great and I'd love to do that again! Sherrilyn Kenyon has been to my town, but each time, I've had other plans. :-(

    rosie0512 @ hotmail . com

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  84. I have never met an author but I would love to meet Cassandra Clare.

    nicoleashley2288 @ yahoo.ca

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  85. I've never actually met an author, but there are a lot I'd like to meet: Elizabeth Kostova, Khaled Hosseini, Stephen King and Suzanne Collins.
    peacelily_2006(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  86. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/Melanie_2006/status/48121664969510914

    peacelily_2006(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  87. I've never met an author but I'd love to meet Kelly Armstrong as she's the author that got me into Urban Fantasy!

    notanotherbookblog(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

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  88. I have not had the chance to meet an author to date. I was the supposed to go to Sherrilyn Keynon's signing in Dallas last year but I broke my foot a couple of days before and couldn't go. It was extremely disappointing!

    Thank you! mmafsmith@gmail.com

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  89. I also tweeted... http://twitter.com/#!/Maria_Smith_76/status/48196236108505088

    Thank you! mmafsmith@gmail.com

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  90. Besides my friends who write, I've never met an author either. But I'd LOVE to meet Suzanne Collins, for writing the best series I've ever read. And, of course, Meg Cabot, YA queen.

    @jessygt on twitter (:

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  91. http://twitter.com/#!/hense1kk/status/48369993133473793

    hense1kk@cmich.edu

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  92. I havent met an author but I would love to meet Jim Butcher and Simon R. Green. I love my urban fantasy.
    Thanks for the chance.

    Sue
    okibi_insanity[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  93. I've had a chance to meet Kim Harrison, and she is so great in person. Took a few minutes to talk to me, and overall it was an excellent experience. If you are a fan, definitely try to make one of her signings.

    heatwave96(at)hotmail.com

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  94. tweeted - http://twitter.com/Heatwave316/status/48523184458309632


    heatwave96(at)hotmail.com

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  95. Not entering the contest. Just saw a Littlefield giveaway & had to check it out. I had the pleasure of meeting her & JT Ellison a couple of weeks ago. LOVED Aftertime, that is an amazing book by an awesome woman!

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  96. I really have quite the list. I wasnt really aware of signings until recently and that anyone could go. Too bad it was after I moved from Chicago, not as many come to where I am now as there. Hoping though to get the chance to start going to some.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  97. tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/DonnaS1/status/48583601394155520

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  98. I would really love to meet Cassandra Clare her books are awesome, a big fan of TMI!

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/TheJay2xA/status/48703402049404928

    email: fallendream03(at)gmail(d0t)com

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  99. I've met a number of authors over the years, but I'd like to roll dice with Jim Butcher some day. Seems unlikely, but a fangirl can dream.

    stephanie AT stephaniemloree DOT com

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  100. I never had the chance but I would like to meet Cassandra Claire or Sherrilyn Kenyon or some mangaka :D

    sandymanga@hotmail.es

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  101. http://twitter.com/#!/sandymanga/status/48896531771822081

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  102. I have never been fortunate enough to meet an author but if I could, I'd really love to meet Marina Cohen or Lauren Oliver. I've talked to both quite a bit online and would love to meet them in person.

    Really been wanting to read Banished so thanks for the chance to win it!

    ~Briana
    thebookpixie[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  103. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/thebookpixie/status/49081643616571392

    ~Briana
    thebookpixie[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  104. Since I live in a small town in Canada, I have yet to meet a favorite author of mine. I've meet many local authors, but not the ones l'd love to meet.
    I'd love to meet you for one, others I've love to meet would be Kim Harrison, Jeaniene Frost, Carrie Vaughn, Richelle Mead, Lilith Saintcrow, Kelley Armstrong, Barb Hendee.. I could go on forever!

    natashajennex(at)gmail.com

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  105. I've never met an author, but if I could, I would meet Suzanne Collins, she's my favorite author by far!

    maddie.mcphail@gmail.com

    tweeted! - http://twitter.com/#!/maddtotheie/status/49296776347394048

    thanks for the giveaway:)

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  106. I was lucky enough to meet a few authors during the Smart Chicks Kick It tour and I have to admit that my favourite was Alyson Noel. She was so sweet and down to earth. I was even tweeting with her prior to her arrival at the event! A close second would be Margaret Stohl. That girl is hilarious!

    clderwee at gmail dot com

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  107. I tweeted as well!

    http://twitter.com/#!/clderwee/status/49314001502474240

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  108. Last semester I got to meet both Richelle Mead AND Lauren Willig - it was awesome! :) I was so excited!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway! apereiraorama[at]gmail[dot]com

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  109. I never had a chance to meet an author :(. I would love to meet Richelle Mead and James Patterson

    http://twitter.com/#!/books_lover3/status/49621458254700544

    thanks for the giveaway!

    Alice
    alice13188(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  110. I haven't met any author yet, but I'd love to meet Richelle Mead, Beth Revis or Justin Cronin (Loved The Passage :*)

    dayenleah (at) gmail (dot) com

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  111. Tweeted - http://twitter.com/#!/DayenLeah/status/49797629663645696

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  112. I haven't had the chance to meet authors, but I'd love to!! So... utterly, I'd like to meet to Sherrilyn Kenyon!! I love all her books!

    itzel_library@hotmail.com

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  113. About 2 years ago, I was lucky enough to meet Richelle Mead when she did her VA tour down under. I went to the After Party to celebrate it's ending (with my mum, lol) and it was incredible. We had a sneak peak at Spirit Bound (which was not yet released at the time) and even though the event ran overtime Richelle stayed and made sure that EVERY SINGLE PERSON got a signed book and photograph.

    She's the only author i've ever met, and my fave, and it was one of the most amazing nights of my life!

    See pic:
    http://www.goodreads.com/photo/user/2406353-rachel?photo=36912

    Thanks!
    Rachel
    rachybee101@live.com.au

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  114. Hi

    I tweeted too!
    http://twitter.com/#!/RachyBee/status/50125420250677248

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  115. @RachyBee I'm so jealous! I really want to meet her to, but living in Quebec makes it very hard =(

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  116. I've met Charlaine Harris & she was absolutely great. Very open & VERY funny!

    andreat78@yahoo.com

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  117. I never had that chance, but when I was little I met a tale ilustrator. I have many tales with his drawings and when we met him my mother told with him because I didn't know who was until he drawed a picture for me!

    kasumigogo[at]gmail[dot]com

    Thanks for the internaciontal giveaway!

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  118. I met author Tonia Brown! She was so super nice and I even worked up the courage to ask her to autograph her book The Blooming for me :)

    JaidisShaw at yahoo dot com

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  119. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/JaidisShaw/status/50403190855827456

    Thanks!

    JaidisShaw at yahoo dot com

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  120. I've met 4 authors so far. The biggest one would be Suzanne Collins but I was most nervous meeting Richelle Mead as it was the first ever author signing I had ever been to.

    jen4777[at]hotmail.com

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  121. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Jullysay/statuses/50428863381114880

    jen4777[at]hotmail.com

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  122. I would love to meet Kiersten White. She's hilarious - and she's shorter than me. I like people who are shorter than me. (There aren't many.)

    Laina1312@gmail.com

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  123. I blogged here: http://bookcontestlinks.blogspot.com/2011/03/march-20th-2011.html

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  124. In case I messed up here, too, this is where I actually blogged: http://bookcontestlinks.blogspot.com/2011/03/march-20th-2011.html

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  125. I haven't had the chance to meet authors, but I'd love to meet ms. stephanie meyer...i was number 1 fan of her i loved her books especially the twilight saga..=))

    virginiamaeroque@yahoo.com

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  126. I haven't had the chance to meet authors, but I'd love to meet ms.stepahnie meyer..i was number 1 fan of her, i loved all her books especially the twilight saga.!!!...
    by the way thanks for the international giveaway..=))

    virginiamaeroque@yahoo.com

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  127. I have never met an author I actually read. I live in Greece and they don't come here. But one author I would love to meet would have to be Maggie Stiefvater! I just love her books!!

    Thanks for making this international!
    funnywool [at] live [dot] com

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  128. I haven't met and autor yet, I live in a city that is a bordertown with a city in the US but the 2 citys aren that big, so they don't bring autors here. But I'll love to met some of the autors of my books.

    flaka.077@gmail.com

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  129. tweeted - http://twitter.com/#!/Ronyka7/status/51024680701804544

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  130. I'd love to meet Tanya Huff, I love the Blood Series, Smoke and Shadows series and Keeper Chronicles series!

    Morganlafey86@aol.com

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  131. Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/YearofTiger86/status/51450988632088577

    Morganlafey86@aol.com

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  132. If I could I would love to meet either Stephanie Meyers, Andrea Cremer, or Rachel Vincent. :D

    All of there books are amazing!

    ChiKittie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  133. I have retweeted this blogs giveaway.

    http://twitter.com/#!/SyCo4Twilight/status/51787243739807744

    ChiKittie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  134. Hi! The very first author that was able to sign my book was Lauren Kate. She was really pretty and really nice and I will never ever forget that day.♥

    claudine_princess@yahoo.com.ph

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  135. I loved meeting Rachel Vincent at BEA a few years ago. I also loved being able to hear Lois Lowry read from one of her books while attending ALA a few years ago too.

    thecozyreader @ gmail.com

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  136. I Tweeted this giveaway!

    thecozyreader @ gmail.com

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  137. My senior English class got to meet Ken Follett just after we finished reading The Pillars of the Earth, so that was really cool.

    Thanks so much!
    texas_gal45(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  138. I have met many authors like Rachel Caine, Patricia Briggs, all the authors that were in the Smart Chicks Kick it Tour-Melissa Marr, Holly Black, Sarah Rees Brennan, Kelley Armstrong, Alyson Noel, Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl, and Cassandra Clare.

    Now Cassandra Clare is my idol and she is super friendly so that was an experience in itself. But I have to say that the most entertaining and funny author I have met thus far is Maggie Stiefvater. She really is too cute!

    jen72684(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  139. Posted giveaway on twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/JenLD0336/status/52216146946039809

    jen72684(At)hotmail(dot)com

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  140. I've never had the chance =(
    But I'd love to meet Cassandra Clare and especially Suzanne Collins.
    I'm a huge fan of the Hunger Games trilogy!


    Thanks for this giveaway!

    desapd(at)gmail.com
    @desapd

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  141. http://twitter.com/#!/desapd/status/53501334661513216

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  142. I'd like to meet Julie Kagawa, author of the Iron Fey series. I'm such a fan of the characters, especially the protagonists, in her books!

    eadd: aloveforbooks(at)gmail(dot)com

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  143. I never got the chance too! ;3; But I would love to meet Meg Cabot. Was because of her books that I become a book fanatic.

    sweet.sayumi@yahoo.com.br

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  144. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/petit_sayumi/status/53613535036583936

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  145. In my country I have very little chance to meet famous authors, nevermind my favorite ones... It'd be great to meet MaryJanice Davidson, Sunny, Sherrilyn Kenyon and Laurell K Hamilton. :)

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  146. I met Laura Anne Gilman at a bookstore in Cambridge, MA. Strangely enough, I didn't even realize there was an author signing that day, I just heard some woman creepily whispering "she's coming cloooosssseeeerrrrr, soon she will loooook and come ovvvveeeerrrrr."

    When I looked up she was making magic-ish hand motions at me. And talked me into buying one of her books since I clearly liked "snarky women." Heh.

    cass at feministdracona dot net

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  147. I met Richard Russo my first year of college (loved his book Bridge of Sighs!) and I got to interview him for my school paper. It was my very first author interview!

    klamber1@unca.edu

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  148. I just met Lisa McMann last week and she way more funny and upbeat than I was expecting.

    hopingfourmore[at]gmail.com

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  149. I have never met any authors. :(
    But I wish someday I'll have the chance.I'd love to meet Lemony Snicket and Richelle Mead.

    aleetha.ally at gmail dot com

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  150. I link this giveaway at my sidebar
    http://bacaan-ally.blogspot.com

    aleetha.ally at gmail dot com

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  151. I haven't met an author yet, but I would love to meet Maggie Stiefvater - I love her books and would love talking with her.

    inale87 at gmx dot at

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  152. I recently met Ally Condie, Andrea Cremer, Beth Revis, Brenna Yovanoff and Kirsten Miller at the Breathless Reads Tour. I will be meeting Ally Condie (again), Shannon Hale, Jessica Day George, James Dashner and Brandon Mull this month. I would love to meet Richelle Mead, Rachel Hawkins and Cassandra Clare.

    http://twitter.com/#!/MrsBoswellBooks/status/54021296211759106

    mrsboswellsbooks@gmail.com

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  153. I would love to meet Rachel Hawkins. I bet she would be a funny gal like Sophie.

    mendyha26@gmail.com

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  154. http://twitter.com/#!/desapd/status/54214743833067520

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  155. I've never got to meet an author, but those on my list that I'd to meet are : Sherrilyn Kenyon, Sherryl Woods, Nora Roberts, and Deidre Knight. LOL there are tons of others as well...

    pams00 @ aol.com

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  156. http://twitter.com/#!/pams00/status/54240805505863680

    pams00 @ aol.com

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  157. I never had such luck, but I'm hoping to meet my favorite author (in the world!!) this year, because she's coming to my country for a book launch! I'm VERY excited :D

    jen7waters at gmail dot com

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  158. I've never met one before , since I live in Singapore . But I would definitely like to meet those paranormal writers . Probably P.C. Cast ? Rachel Vincent ? Lilith Saintcrow ?

    Yours truly , Fidah

    fidah.monster@gmail.com

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  159. Thanks for the giveaway! The only author I've met is Beth Revis, because I'm lucky enough to live in the same county as her.

    susanna dot pyatt at student dot rcsnc dot org

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  160. I havent met any authors. There are so many I would love to meet. Chloe Neill, Rachel Caine, Jennifer Estep, Jess Haines the list goes on

    CHllybrd(at)gmail(dot)com

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  161. I've never met an author, but would love to meet Kresley Cole, Sherrilyn Kenyon, MelJean Brook, Jennifer Ashley, and Nalini Singh.
    marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  162. I would love to meet Ilona Andrews or Rachel Vincent.

    jennifer.thorburn(at)gmail.com

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  163. http://twitter.com/#!/desapd/status/54718796874792960

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  164. http://twitter.com/#!/desapd/status/55262645510602752

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  165. To my husband and I, meeting authors is tantamount to meeting celebrities for other folks. There is something about meeting that person behind that book/character that is thrilling. Our most exciting, to date, was when we went to our first convention and got to go to an intimate breakfast with Kelley Armstrong. This was fairly early in her career and there were less than 10 people total, including us and Kelley (imagine how many people there would be today). But this gave us the chance to have an incredible conversation with her that truly is one of our favorite experiences.

    DaSwee94(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  166. I've never met an author before, though I would love nothing more than to be able to meet several. I'd love to meet Sophie Jordan, Larissa Ione, Jocelynn Drake, Adrian Phoenix, Jennifer Echols, the list could go on and on :)

    june111(at)att(dot)net

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  167. I tweeted

    http://twitter.com/#!/joleneallcock/status/55661220455399424

    june111(at)att(dot)net

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  168. I actually have never met an author. Though I hope to meet C.Clare and H.Black on this 18th!

    fizzlicious@gmail.com

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  169. http://twitter.com/#!/desapd/status/55753710332149760

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  170. I am going to go meet J.R. Ward on the 9th of this month. It will be the first author I've ever met and I'm super excited.
    officiallyjewels@gmail.com
    julie

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  171. I also tweeted about the contest http://twitter.com/#!/officiallyjewel/status/55828053447811072
    officiallyjewels@gmail.com
    thanks julie

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