Friday, September 5, 2008

I'm Meeting a Soon-to-Be-Famous Author Today

My mom and I leave in an hour to drive across Michigan to see family. First we're meeting an aunt and a couple cousins (and their children) for lunch, then we're going to another aunt's house before dinner. The second aunt is Karen Dionne, she of Freezing Point, her debut novel coming out next month.

I can't wait to see her in person! We last got together a couple months after I moved to Mexico, but I hadn't started writing yet so we didn't talk about that. Now I can pick her brain a bit over dinner. :) That sounds a little gross, but you know what I mean.

We're all going out to dinner with my gramma, then mom and I will stay overnight at her house. It's so nice to be back. Although I could do without the rain. ;)

12 comments:

by Karen Dionne said...

A soon-to-be-famous author with a house to clean and a toilet to scrub - company's coming! :) See you in a few!

spyscribbler said...

So cool, Melanie! LOL, it does sound a little gross when you think of that, literally!

Janna Qualman said...

I can't tell you how jealous I am that you have a family member who also writes! To be able to share the experience must be incredible.

Have fun!

Janna Qualman said...

Btw, your mention of picking her brain over dinner made me think of "some fava beans and nice Chianti." ;)

*shudders*

Janna Qualman said...

if'n only I could get the quote right...

aaroncrocco said...

Have a great time! Please be sure to find out the secret to getting published!

ac said...

Have fun!!!

*waves at Karen.*

*hey, stop judging me. there is nothing wrong with kissing up to the next best thing.*

::smile::

by Karen Dionne said...

Ah, we had a FABULOUS time! Talked writing the WHOLE visit (and drove the rest of the family members crazy) - it was great. We got so caught up, we completely forgot to take pictures!

Melanie told me about her projects, and I'm SO impressed. Better keep sucking up to her, ac!

Robin said...

That sounds really fun, you guys! My relatives are all physicists. You can imagine how fun our family get togethers are. Sigh.

Melanie Avila said...

It was great sitting down with Karen! Can I just say - I am SO jealous of her writing room. It's exactly how I'd like mine (must run in the family), even the same color. *sigh*

She gave me a lot of good advice and I feel more confident about my writing journey after talking to her.

Zoe Winters said...

You know, in Hannibal, they picked someone's brain over dinner.

Melanie Avila said...

Zoe, that was kind of where I was going with that... ;)