We grow up hearing about celebrities in the media and inevitably feel we know them on some level. It's not uncommon for fans to hope to meet favourite musicians or actors...
And now, authors. I received an email recently, from a friend, who had a chance to meet his favourite author and it was such a great story. And then he reminded me that the way I think of Ian Rankin is the way he thinks of George Pelecanos.
Which was kind of depressing, in a way. It reminded me there were a lot of things I always thought, given the chance, I'd ask Ian Rankin. Nope. He said something shortly after meeting me that completely embarrassed me and I didn't say much after that. Not that he was rude, but it sure kicked my shy streak in to high gear. Anyway, don't suppose I ever will ask him. I've scoured countless interviews for the answers but nobody ever asks these questions - and yes, they are about the writing.
End of the day, it doesn't matter anyway.
Anyway, speaking of great Scottish authors, Swierczywonderboy presents Al Guthrie week and you can check out his blog every day for updates. No photos of the infamous Pussy Snorkel T-shirt yet though.
They're having fun kicking up their kilts in NYC... And I'm going away for a bit. Not sure when I'll be back, but meantime play safe and have fun.