Friday, March 23, 2012

I Have A Name To Drop, And I'm Going To Drop It

I read somewhere recently that Suzanne Collins is somewhat reclusive. That made me recall that I've actually met her. Suzanne Collins doesn't do a lot of media events, but I've met her! And I don't mean that I just sat in the audience while she was speaking at the Connecticut Children's Book Fair back in 2005 about her first series, about Gregor the Overlander. I bought a book, and she signed it for me, and we talked about my favorite character, which is, of course, the anti-hero, Ripred. At that time, Collins had little rubber stamps for some of her animal characters. This was a very nice marketing touch. One she sure doesn't have to worry about now.

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