Friday, June 24, 2011

James Rollins book signing!

Last week I traveled to Portland with my husband and brother for a little vacation. This week I drove up to Beaverton/Portland with my best friend to meet one of our favorite authors James Rollins.
My cousins dad gave me a book called Amazonia by James Rollins about 9 years ago and I loved it. So I brought that book and his newest book to sign. I was really nervous to meet him because I have heard horror stories of people meeting their favorite celebrity/author and how disappointed they were to meet them. I was not disappointed at all! He was extremely nice and really funny. I had him sign "To Chaela"in the newer book. This is the name I use for gaming so we had a little conversation about it.
According to my friend the first time he came out to greet the crowd I blushed. He also took a picture of the crowd I am in the front row!



Something I found suprising was some people brought a tote or two full of his books for him to sign. I was nervous about bringing just the two. But James Rollins manager said that he would sign everyones book but if they had more then three they would have to wait until the end.
So we spent the night up there and I just got back. It was worth the long drive to see someone who we really like.
Here I am getting my books signed. I was so nervous I was shaking (this was my first book signing ever!)
So any one else have a good or bad experience of meeting someone you admired?

24 comments:

  1. Most of the people I admire have been dead for a long time unfortunately. I hope you take more pictures of your adventures Chaela!

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  2. Very nice blog entry! You're so blessed to meet your favorite author! I never met some celebrity face to face. LOL.

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  3. If i met my favorite author i would die! You're so lucky! NICE!

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  4. I just choose to shut myself in as to never meet any one. :)

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  5. wow I also want a signed copy of the book :)!

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  6. i want a copy of the book too. must be great!
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  7. Mediocreatleast your comment made me laugh!

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  8. It's funny you were starstruck! I wonder what that would feel like... I met the Kutless folks, but it was more weird than anything else.

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  9. I choose never to meet my heroes, so that way I will never be disappointed

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  10. I pity those poor writers, having to sign outrageous amounts of books

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  11. Awesome you got your book signed!

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  12. Wow arent you lucky "), it must have been an honor to meet him. +follow

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  13. Never really met any of my idols. My dad did once when he was a kid and he said he was a real JERK!

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  14. I've never met anyone I admire really, if I did I would probably be too nervous and probably act weird or something. Followed :3

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