So, this evening I went along to Kinokuniya in the city and met one of my favourite authors, Hugh Howey!
You may remember Hugh from all the times I’ve rambled about him on this here blog. He had a chat with us before the event started, signed our books happily and then gave a great talk. Usually I’m not the question-asking type during these kinds of events, but this time I hogged the Q&A. I think he answered four of my questions. I thought he had a lot of great advice to give on writing and self-publishing, two things I am very interested in. He was so friendly, open and funny. It’s always wonderful when people you look up to turn out to be genuine and lovely in real life. Yay!
In the line in front of me was another tall person, who was also called Hugh Howey. Watching the two meet was awesome, a very funny experience. The writer Hugh got the Aussie Hugh to sign a copy of Wool to him! Here’s the link to the blog that Hugh wrote about it.
I left with two signed books, feeling happy and excited and also feeling inspired to start getting the words out again. I love nights like that. I came this close to leaving my signed copies on the train (a mad dash back to my seat thankfully averted that disaster!) but I did manage to make it back to my car before they locked the gates of the parking lot – so it balanced out (though if I had ended up stranded at the station at 10pm, I would have been blaming you, Howey. Ha!)
Thanks to Hugh and the staff at Kinokuniya for a great night! Have you met any of your favourite authors? Tell me all about it below!