Saturday, October 20, 2012

Me & Sara Gruen: A Saturday Snapshot

I remember it well. I'm sure I recall it much better than she does!
When I heard that Sara Gruen was going to be in my very neighborhood I got away from work a bit early and raced on down to hear her read from her latest book, Ape House.
Sara Gruen was so lovely and gracious, and I think she is a fabulous author.
I've read her Water For Elephants, and of course, Ape House -- and look forward to reading whatever she comes up with next. Sara Gruen likes to use animals in her stories, sort of like Yann Martel does also. Interesting that both of them have managed to attract the interest of big-time movie production companies. When this photo was taken, Sara was telling us of the [then] upcoming movie adaptation of Water For Elephants, and soon, we'll be able to see what Hollywood has done with Martel's Life of Pi.

The last thing I will mention here is -- umm -- yes, I do have a complete left arm.
Even though it does seem from the angle of the shot, and the way my sleeve was rolled up, and the way I was gently massaging her back at the time  -- it does look like I've been amputated at the elbow!
I'm sure she forgets it, but I know I never will.
How she was saying just then, "Ahh, a little to the right. Lower. Oh, you've got it."


Thank you Alyce, for hosting this terrific Saturday Snapshot meme @ At Home With Books.
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12 comments:

Christine Harding said...

It must have been a memorable day. My Snapshot is a lighthouse without a light! http://goo.gl/LAoN2

Louise said...

She's so young! I always enjoy meeting authors too. I'm going to an author event next week.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Author events are always so memorable! Thanks for sharing...and I liked the little joke about your arm.

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Barbara said...

How exciting! I would love to meet her over coffee and discuss her books.

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

I wouldn't have noticed the missing hand if you hadn't mentioned it!

Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

Author events are so interesting - and you got a good photo too, even if your left hand is missing - and what happened to your right one? :)

Sim said...

Well you certainly had a good time. Funny about the arm - the other one is hidden by the water bottle so it looks a bit odd too.
But seriously I loved Water for Elephants but didn't much care for the movie version. I wish I could have asked her what she thought. Lucky you!

Lmkazmierczak said...

So cool. Sounds like an awesome event and you have proof♫

Alyce said...

What a fun opportunity! I loved Water for Elephants, but I haven't read Ape House.

Brona said...

Meeting a favourite author is such a thrill - lucky you.

Paulita said...

Glad you pointed out that you have a left arm... now about that right arm? Good for you, meeting an author you love. Here's Mine

Stefanie said...

What a fun event! And Ms Gruen does look like she is enjoying that back rub ;)