This last week, I was able to meet Craig Thompson at a book signing. If last week’s blog didn’t tip you off, I have a huge amount of admiration for this author. I think he’s amazingly talented, and I’ve looked at his work over the years (among others) for inspiration.
As a tip: if you’re going to meet someone who you really look up to and admire, you might want to write down a few questions or notes beforehand. Otherwise, you might forget any insightful questions or comments you may have for that person (not to mention any semblance of conversational skills) and babble incoherently instead.