This weekend is SCBWI New York, which means lots of writers are going to be invading this fair city, even more than usual. One of these writers is my client, K.M. Walton, who will be attending the conference for the first time as a soon-to-be-published author, or, as she might put it, an Apocalypsie. Another reason I'm excited she's coming into town is that I finally get to meet one of my non-New Yorker writers in person! Very cool.
So of course, this got me thinking - what living author would you most like to have a drink with? I say "living" because there are way too many dead ones to choose from and I'm trying to limit the possibilities. Since there are sure to be writers who are recovering alcoholics, we'll use the term "drink" loosely and include coffee and tea.
I would love to sit down with Stephen King. I have to admit to being not exactly well-read in his fiction, but his nonfiction book, On Writing, is a must-read for any aspiring author. Plus I think Uncle Stevie and I would get along based on his very smart essays on pop culture and books that he wrote for Entertainment Weekly.
I would also say David Sedaris or Kelly Link because I think they'd be fun to hang out with. Or Jay McInerney, even though I'd be too intimidated to speak to him. I might end up speaking only in second person.
What say you? Remember, living authors only.
Have a good weekend everyone!