Sunday, 7 June 2015

Meeting Jodi Picoult

Even though I am not a die hard Jodi Picoult fan who has read every single one of her books, I still loved meeting her. I always enjoy attending book signings and events, because I am so interested to see what the real person is like. The person behind the page, hidden in that name on the front cover. And nine times out of ten, they are completely different to how I expect them to be.

Plus there is an element of jealous curiosity which makes me attend them when I can. I like to see how these events work because I am desperate for the chance to be a part of them. How amazing must it be to have worked so hard and then for others to come up and tell you just how amazing they think your work is? It must make it all worth it.

I kind of see Jodi Picoult as an adult equivalent of Jacqueline Wilson. All of her novels tackle such intense subjects that aren't normally touched upon by popular fiction. For instance, the only one of hers I have read is Salem Falls. It is the story of a teacher wrongly accused of rape and all the repercussions which follow him around as he tries to build a new life for himself. Like I said, intense. And a writer you definitely have to check out if you haven't already.

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