Arm Chair BEA. which was organized by some brilliant bloggers for those of us who aren't attending BEA this week to feel like we're part of the action.
Today I'll be talking about my favorite signed books. I'll be honest, I don't have that many! I have been pretty lucky over the course of my life to meet a lot of celebrities, but I'm sorely lacking in authors I've met! I went through my book shelves to see to stir my memory to find any signed books, and I found too, and you know what? Neither person lists author as their profession!
I met the first person at a talk/book signing at American University in Washington, DC. He is known firstly as a chef, secondly as a television presenter, and lastly as an author of non-fiction, and a few fiction books as well. Any guesses?
Moving on to my next signed book.
I met this second person at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square in New York City. He is the lead singer for one of the most influential rock bands that came out of the UK in the 2000's. His pre-fame credentials include a fair amount of time spent in the kitchen, so he was asked to pen a column in a UK paper chronicling his food adventures while on tour.
It's Alex Kapranos, lead singer of Franz Ferdinand. I actually have two signed copies of this book. I'd found a copy in a London bookshop where he'd done a signing, so I have the English copy signed (which is hardback and far nicer) and the American copy signed to me personally.
Have you been to an author signing? Who did you meet?