So FL Lisa got an email from her favorite local landmark, the Vero Beach Book Center, with the announcement that fiction writer, Stephanie McAfee, author of Diary of a Mad Fat Girl would be doing a talk and signing. Well sign me up! I thought.
But first I dashed off a friendly fan email that read, in part:
“…you won’t have to call security when I introduce myself at the signing, I promise I won’t stalk you.”
Spoken like a true zealot. Not receiving a reply I nevertheless trotted off. When I introduced myself upon entering the store there was no hint of terror in her eyes, (*see post, Writing Workshop Do & Don’ts) but neither was there any glimmer of recognition. Ah well, I thought, and settled in to be regaled.
And what a great storyteller Stephanie McAfee was! And is. I reintroduced myself as she signed my paperback and she then told me she had emailed me back. Stupid internet terrorist police, always intercepting things. Anyway, she claims I am her first official stalker, a badge I will wear proudly. (I considered photoshopping a tiara on her in our photo…)
And btw, if you liked the wacky hijinks of Mary Minke in our chapter one preview of Worth Lying For, you’re gonna love Stephanie’s characters in Diary of a Mad Fat Girl, so be sure to check it out! Good times.