I have an author crush.
I’m not embarrassed to admit that if I could transmutate into Suzanne Collins, author of the wildly popular Hunger Games series, and only had to trade my immortal soul, I might be seriously tempted. Okay, maybe not, but I’m sure to be fan-girling when I meet her on Monday at a signing at our local Borders (what? Borders still exists? I know).
It’s not because her royalty checks are a pretty sight, or because she’s going to have legions of fans lining up just to meet her. It’s because I admire her craft and storytelling skills, and she’s legitimizing a genre (YA) and subgenre (SF) dear to my heart. I plan to tell her this, in between things like “ZOMGosh, I just love your books!” and *squee*.
I’ll also be getting a signed copy of Mockingjay to give away – BUT you’ll have to visit my team blog, The Scribbler’s Cove, to enter to win.
There will be other cool pirate prizes, like an eyepatch and some parrot artwork by one of our talented contributors, Jonene Ficklin, plus a gift certificate to B&N and a copy The Gardener by S.A. Bodine – so make sure you hop over and enter, and spread the word!
Although you might come for the prizes, I think you’ll stay for the conversation. We’re a relaxed group of eight writers (including our cabin girl!) posting and chatting about our adventures in writing. We’ve talked about Worldbuilding vs. Geometry Homework, Character Conflict, and Genre Hunting, as well as how to Talk like a Pirate and Driver’s Ed.
The Scribbler’s Cove is a great place to hang out and talk with your writer friends. Come join us!