Nicola is an author you can't help but admire. She's had over 90 books published and persevered for years to break into the industry. She also dispenses incredibly useful and forthright advice at her blog, Help! I Need a Publisher. A self-described 'crabbit old bat', I have to admit I was slightly nervous at meeting her. Did she smile? Should I bring her chocolate to placate her? And what footwear would grace her tootsies?
I felt like I was blind dating. With every crabbity-looking woman that passed by, my lips formed an eager half-smile. Finally, a woman approximating Nicola's photo appeared and I stood to greet her. She wasn't crabbity-looking in the least -- what a disappointment! Sadly, I didn't get a chance to check out her shoes, as I was too busy chatting away. She's lovely, easy to talk to, and gave me some great advice. We talked about Twitter, steampunk, eReaders and more, and when she left for her train I was sorry to see her go. But I've got my copy of Wasted and I can't wait to delve in! I'll be doing a review once I'm done!
Is there an author you'd like to meet? Or an author you've already met who's helped you on your way?
(Thanks to everyone for all the lovely comments on my interview with Jen! And welcome all new followers!)