At my favorite local bookstore, Old Fire House Books here in Fort Collins CO, Neil Gaiman (American Gods, The Sandman, Caroline, Stardust, The Ocean at the End of the Lane) paid us a visit. His latest publication of short stories, Trigger Warning, came out just a few days ago and he started a competition – any bookstore that wants to try and sell the most copies of Ocean at the End of the Lane, will win a visit by him to sign whatever books people want him to sign.
Old Firehouse Books won, and he came.
I met him. Got four books signed. Shook his hand. I said thank you, He said “You’re very welcome!” And I walked out with one of the biggest smiles on my face I’ve ever had.
I’ve always had the highest amount of respect for Mr. Gaiman, but now, getting to meet him, all the feels I had have jumped exponentially! I got to the store at 8:45 am and was lucky enough to be 7th in line. The doors opened at 4:00. It was glorious! Well worth the wait.
That’s really all I wanted to say. Nothing new to report here. I know it’s been a while since my last post. Been real busy. But every should go buy Trigger Warning, or anything else by Neil Gaiman. Everything he writes is perfect!