Tuesday, November 3, 2015

A Night with Nicholas Sparks

It's not every day you get to meet one of your idols.  But a few weeks ago, I got to do just that.

I have been a fan of Nicholas Sparks for years.  I have every single one of his books and have read them all at least twice.  At least. I've sobbed through every movie that's been made from his books.  And he is part of what inspired me to try and be an author myself.

So when the local bookstore was holding a meet and greet to promote his new book See Me, I had to be there.  Thankfully I had gotten my ticket to the event early, because when I got there, there were well over 600 people! 

The copies of our books had been pre-signed, and we were able to pick them up as soon as we got there.  Of course I dove right in while waiting for them to call my number.  Once I was called inside, I waited on a long line to have a professional picture taken. 

I only had a few moments with him, so I didn't tell him he inspired me to be a writer, or that I've read all his books numerous times {I get very nervous around people I admire}. But he did tell me he liked my scarf, so the whole night was a win in my book.

Of course I've finished See Me already.  It's one of his longest books, but the story makes it fly.  The character development is some of the best I think...though fair warning, it is scary!

I absolutely love events like this, and feel so lucky to have gotten to meet my idol!