I'm going to start with some shameless promotion. It's Smashwords annual Read an Ebook Week (they really need a hashtag for this to take advantage of Twitter!) Both SNAPSHOTS and BEING HUMAN are enrolled. All this week, at checkout plug in code RAE50 to get 50% off both books!
Now that I'm done with plugging my books, it's time for the question of the month. How it works is Michael D'Agostino poses a thought provoking question for the Interwebz to ponder, and the first Monday you blog your answer.
Have you ever met an idol/influence/someone you really admire? How did it go?
I had a totally different answer before I remembered I HAVE met someone I admired. If you remember last year, I blogged about MIParacon (a lot) and the awesomeness it is. That year was particularly exciting because I got to listen to Ernie Hudson of Ghostbusters fame talk, and meet Nick Groff of Ghost Adventures, but the person I was looking forward to meeting the most was Josh Gates of Destination Truth. I flat out told him I was fangirling and may have bounced a little (probably why I'm blurry in both the pics with him. I was vibrating with excitement! Or possessed by a ghost. It was a paranormal convention after all.)
All that said, I didn't want to just delete my previous answer because there's a few people on Twitter that I admire that I have tweeted at and had them reply back. Cue Fangirling! I've gotten replies from both Kerrelyn Sparks and a youtuber, Liana K (who's Feedback Friday keeps getting stuck in my head on every day EXCEPT Friday.) The last other thing I could say that fits this question is I've seen Green Day preform live twice and, as many people know, I LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!
That's my final answer. Feel free to leave yours in the comments, then hop over to Michael's blog and visit others and see what they answered.