Like most writer I listen to music when I write. One of my favorite groups is Lady Antebellum. They write beautiful love songs, I write romance novels. Kind of a match made in heaven.
When their concert was schedule in Des Moines I wanted tickets. I went to their website, joined the fan club and got pretty good seats. Not great, but good to listen to the music. Up popped a sign-up for a “Meet & Greet.” What the hell, I would love to meet them, I never win any of these, but being always hopefully I put my name in the pot. On a particular unpleasant day I receive in my email-“You’ve Been Selected to Attend a Lady Antebellum Meet & Greet!”. OMG!
Since I am first a writer, the fan of Lady A stuffed and autographed copy of the Writers of the Lake first book in her purse. Off I went to get shuffled from one line to another, but I didn’t mind. This was an experience of a lifetime. My turn came for the photo opt, I handed them the book and babbled about how I write to their music, and yada, yada. They were so gracious and kind I was blown away.
So here’s the picture of me (the short one in the middle) and the fabulous and ‘I will be a fan until I die” Charles, Hilary and Dave. Notice our book in her hand.