Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Official Conspiracy to Get to Tell Sherman Alexie How Awesome He Is!

If you read my blog with any regularity, you know that I adore Sherman Alexie. Seriously, intensely. If there was a literary equivalent of Tiger Beat magazine, I would buy ever issue that mentioned his name. I think he is one of the most talented, diverse, profound and damn cool authors living today.

So when my friend shared a link with me saying that he would be at the Baltimore Book Festival, I was VERY excited by the opportunity to see him.

And then I thought "Holy Crap! You know who else is signing at the Baltimore Book Festival? ME!??!?!?!"

I am signing at the same event as my frigging hero. Which is so amazing and also makes me just a little bit sad... because... it means I won't get to see him. I have to be in the author tent during his talk, likely. So I won't ge tto talk to him.

To remedy this highly unnacceptable situation, I am initiating an official conspiracy. I need 5-10 good men or women who are going to see Sherman Alexie talk. I need them to wait in line. I need them to have him sign a book (trust me, I can supply you all with copies of his books). Then, as he signs, say "There is a rookie author in the author tent who thinks you're cooler than Justin Bieber and it would make her life if you walked over there and said "hi."

Who is signing up? Seriously... I am more excited than 13-year-old me would have been if Jonathan Brandis asked me to the eighth grade prom. For realz.


  1. You know I'll do this for you. Just like I expect that if Jarome Iginla ever shows up in Maryland (I have no idea why this would happen, but whatever) you would do the same for me!

  2. You know he'll be at Goucher in September if you want to see him there.