Sunday, July 14, 2013
Dream Come True
Writers have stupid dreams. Mine, for some reason, was for this very thing to happen to me one day. Figure the odds--really. How many books are there, how many people, how many airports. But it did. And I couldn't help myself: I interrupted her and introduced myself. We both whooped with excitement (she did make me provide some proof that it really was me, because it was like 8 AM and I did not look like my publicity photo).
Jaira was so so gracious. It was kind of an inconsiderate thing for me to do. It put her on the spot. I felt like I mugged her. Like I said, she was immensely gracious about it. She is in the military and told me that when she finishes a book, she likes to leave it where someone will find it and pick it up. So we left a note in the back, thanking Jaira for her generosity and encouraging whoever finds it to email me if they enjoyed the book.
God, this made my week. Thank you, Jaira!