Thank you, Mr. Marriott

I’ve been staying in a gorgeous hotel in Spartanburg, SC the last couple of days. The only problem – their Internet wasn’t working which is why I haven’t posted. I have to leave for the airport in 15 minutes, so this will be brief. I promise to catch you up on all the madness and way too much fun of this trip tonight or tomorrow.

A note – if you are trying to send an email to any of the writerlady email addresses and it is being bounced back, please be patient. We are having technical difficulties at Writerlady Enterprises – hope to have them fixed by mid-week.

I will leave you with this visual before I finish restuffing my suitcase. I had breakfast with Christopher Paul Curtis, who is one of my literary heroes. I am still aglow. He is such a nice guy and SUCH an amazing author. I can’t believe it. I think I will tell everyone I meet today: “I had breakfast with Christopher Paul Curtis.” I will say it over and over again just so I can hear the words coming out of my mouth. And it will drive the people sitting next to me on the plane crazy and they will find other seats so I will get to sit alone! Yay! I win!

Talk to you later.

11 Replies to “Thank you, Mr. Marriott”

  1. When I met CPC two years ago I really liked him too. Very down to earth and funny. Hope you have a safe trip back and do end up with extra room on the plane.

  2. CPC

    The Watsons Go To Birmingham- 1963 made me laugh out loud, among other emotions- he’s awesome.

    What did you guys talk about?

  3. I heard him speak at the LA SCBWI writing conference this summer. He was amazing. His books are amazing. I think i would tell everyone about having breakfast with him, too. As it is, i sometimes drag out my signed copy of “Bucking the Sarge” in which he told me to “keep writing” and show it to company. 🙂

  4. Make sure you wipe off the jelly on your chin!

    Great webpage on Curtis. Never even heard of him.
    I’ll have to check out some of his work.

  5. Wow, that’s amazing. I’d love to meet him, I’ve only read one of his books (Bud Not Buddy) but it’s been a favorite of mine ever since.

    Well, it sounds like you had an enjoyable trip, can’t wait to hear more details!

  6. cpc

    Did he teach you anything?
    Did you pound him with questions?
    I would’ve. But then, I can be too outspoken when I talk.

    Congratulations though. You got to meet a hero! So far, my only literary hero(ine) is probably you. But then again, I don’t find many books that can keep my interest for long periods of time.

    Have a safe flight home.

    1. Re: cpc

      I wanted to pound him with questions, but I didn’t because i am a big chicken. But we talked about family and work and it was really nice.

      Thanks for the nice words!

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