Wednesday, June 6, 2012

I Didn't Meet Lee Child...

But I got his picture! Myra, this one's for you. There was a line around the corner for an autographed copy of his new book, but no line needed for pictures and I jumped right in. 

I enjoyed "Divergent"" by Veronica Roth very much. It's a  dystopian "YA" novel set in Chicago. The characters were terrific and the story carried me right along. The second book in the trilogy, "Insurgent" has just been released and Veronica was there to sign books. I got there too late for a signed copy, but we got to chat and she very graciously signed a publicity card for me. 


I got this photo of Meghan McCain and Michael Ian Black at their book signing. I generally don't do posts that can be construed as political, but I thought this was a really good photograph, and the book could be a lot of fun. They're from the opposite ends of the political spectrum. 


My favorite moment of the day is shown in this blurry, grainy photograph. Not the best picture, but the best moment. I was standing in line for an autograph -- illustrator Ricardo Cortes -- and chatting with two very nice booksellers from Mobile. I saw a man in a white ice cream suit coming up the escalator. Faster than I could say to my new friends, "Isn't that Tom Wolfe?" Mr. Wolfe was walking past us. I sprinted -- or at least what passes for sprinting for me these days -- and this grainy shot is my homage to one of my favorite authors and one of the great living legends of American letters. Thanks for "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test," "The Right Stuff" and "Bonfire of the Vanities," as well as making my day. 


Yes, I had a great day and can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!

11 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That would be a fun thing to do. Have fun!

Mevely317 said...

Great capture of LC, Carol ... you lucky duck! :)

Good thing you're so observant to have spotted Mr. Wolf. I suppose being that environs(!) you have to be ready for anything/anyone?

Hope your tomorrow's just as much fun!

Mevely317 said...

Oops. I knew better ... Sorry, Mr. WolfE!

Terra said...

Thanks for sharing these photos and stories of the event. My hubby has read several Lee Child books, how cool to take his photo.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

How wonderful that you were around such gifted writers. I am so in awe of your day. Would love love to experience what you did.
Great pic's to for us.
Not sure if you have had a chance to enter my giveaway but it is a good one sponsored by Novica. So hope you can put your name in the hat.
Love
Maggie

Grammy Staffy said...

Dear Buttercup,
You make me smile. I love your bright outlook. You are such a good example to all of us.
Im glad that you had such a nice time.

What is happening health wise? You are in my prayers. When is your surgery? I've been traveling and away from the computer so I've missed any news you have posted. I'm sending hugs. Love, Lura

Mimi said...

HI!!
GREAT PICS!!!ANd grainy or not..it counts that you saw him and got his pic!!!!So happy you had such a great time!!!
I loved all of them!!
hugs,
jamie

TARYTERRE said...

I feel as though I am there. Great photos of some wonderful people. The Wolfe sighting is impressive. Love that suit. Enjoy. Take care.

Theresa said...

OH MY goodness, you are having the best time! I am so enjoying hearing about you rubbing elbows with the stars:) Enjoy this day dear friend, HUGS!

Ms Sparrow said...

Rubbing elbows with the literati?
Good going'!

Nellie said...

What a great time you are having! I'm not up on some of the latest authors and their books, but you are giving me some new directions for reading now.
Keep us posted on what is in store for you.