A while back, a meme was going around asking if anyone had ever known anyone important. I discovered that many of my friends have rubbed shoulders with greats and near greats.
The best I could muster is once I met the guy who played Darth Vader. No, not James Earl Jones. The other guy. The one in the suit. Very nice (BIG) man, but not on the red carpet list of greats.
I wracked my brain trying to remember if I ever even came close to meeting anyone famous. Most of my friends have had someone memorable in their lives; rock stars, gangsters, presidents. But me? Zilcho!
And then it came to me. The most famous man I almost "met" was John Scalzi. Yeah, that Scalzi. And he ditched me like an ugly date. LOL
Well. Actually, I missed him by a few hours. A couple of years ago, Scalzi teamed up with Speculative Literature Foundation to act as a mentor. I submitted my pathetic little cry for guidance, with the cryptic message, "I like pie, too." It was a secret code only The Great Scalzi would understand.
Alas, all I got was a nice note from the administrator saying the mentor program was closed to any further submissions. Would I like someone else?
Hell, no! I wanted Scalzi! The guy went to uni in Chicago. He was a copywriter. And he liked pie. Just like me! We were perfect for each other.
So, John Scalzi, my almost mentor, I am still stumbling along, getting published here and there, and learning the publishing ropes all by my lonesome. You broke my heart and you never even knew it.
I have never been able to look at another piece of pie since.
In other news...
Guess who just saw her new cover for TOUCH OF FIRE?
I am very, very stoked!
Can't wait to show it to you!
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