Once I even had breakfast with her, just the two of us. We met at a reader/author conference thing in Cincinnati and I tried my hardest to play it cool. Apparently I played it cool enough that she was willing to meet for breakfast in the hotel restaurant. It was a huge moment for me, one that I will always remember. We talked about writing and publishing but also about life and family. Turns out bestselling authors are regular people, and that was the coolest thing of all for me. She was normal and I'm (relatively) normal so what is there to stop me from being a writer? Nothing!
So thanks, Marjorie! Someday I intend to dedicate my first book to you (and my family, of course). You may never see it or know it but it will be there. Because sometimes it only takes some eggs and toast to provide a life changing perspective.