So this past weekend I was visiting family and managed to squeeze in a meeting with two amazing authors I've befriended online in the last year.
On the left is Elisabeth Dahl, author Genie Wishes (coming April 2 by Abrams/Amulet). In the middle is Elle Cosimano, author of Nearly Gone (coming March 2014 by Kathy Dawson Books/Penguin). On the right is a small person being eaten by a shapeless down coat.
Oh wait, that's me.
Random fact: Elisabeth and I attended the same, small high school (different years though) and found out we were both coming out with books this year. Small world, right?
Both of these talented authors have been my online friends for the last year or so, and when I had the chance to meet them in person, I was pretty psyched.
The truth is, I have a lot of online friends--my blog friends, crit partners, other debut authors, and various people in the industry I've "met" over the last several years, but this is the first time I've met anybody face to face! (Part of this reason is where I live and my constant avoidance of conferences, which will hopefully disappear this year.)
So. Have you "un-virtualized" your online friends?
Who? I'd love to know!