It’s not often that you get to meet one of your idols. I met one of mine this weekend: Stephen King.
I got a news letter not too long ago announcing that he would be receiving the Mason Award in Virginia for the Fall for the Book Festival. It also mentioned that he would be singing books afterwards. Well, when I heard that I SOWISA (a little King humor) and secured two tickets.
And along with those tickets . . .
the GOLDEN TICKET which allowed the holder to receive one autograph. I actually had no idea you needed one of these puppies until I got it in the mail. Apparently only 400 out of the 1,500-some-odd fans received them. Guess I got lucky.
With that said, I attended the event, met Stephen King, shook his hand, thanked him for being an inspiration, got the first book I ever read of his (The Shining) signed, and called it a day.
Did I mention that he read from an upcoming novel called Dr. Sleep, a sequel to The Shining that follows Danny Torrance in the later years of his life? No? Well, he did. And for those of you that want to check it out, here it is: