This past Thursday evening, writer Graeme Simsion was at RJ Julia Booksellers in Madison, Connecticut to talk about his latest novel The Best of Adam Sharp. He asked if there were any writers in the audience. I raised my hand.
Simsion shared stories of his life as a writer, from the worldwide success of The Rosie Project to how he managed to write this latest book while living virtually on the road. Engaging, articulate, and funny, he ranged over topics from how he writes (he’s a plotter who works everywhere, all the time) to stories from his own life (he had a wonderful time spending time with a former rival for his wife’s affection).
At the end of his talk, Simsion signed books — and gave me a priceless gift. On the title page where he signed my copy, he wrote “One writer to another.”
If an acclaimed author says I’m a writer, I’ll live that reality.