my fanboy moment
D is one of those people that you can have a friendship in absentia with. I think itís been two months since I last chatted with him and today I get an email and we sort of just picked up the conversation from the last time. No, where have you been, why havenít you written.
We're the last in line before they let a whole slew more of people over to the signing table, the agent hands one copy of Coraline to Dave and one to Neil. Dave asks if we want a dedication. I say "yes, to Michele, with one L please" so they *both* scribbled it in both copies. Neil realized what he'd just done and changed his copy to "not for Michele, definitely not for Michele, for Dave and Ann instead" and then added his sig and a scribble to the one Dave had signed.
I was watching Dave McKean intently to make sure he didn't screw it up and he paused after the first "L" and I could see he was thinking about it for a fraction of a second, so I said "please, just one L, or she'll shout at me" and that just made him grin even wider.
Iíve had this goal to someday meet both McKean and Gaiman at a signing. And now, my reputation precedes me. Yea, I know, they wonít remember a second of that exchange. But I will. And Iíll grin like a dope when I ask them to sign my book to Michele with one L.
D, I edited your silly British spellings