Blue Phoenix Books in Alpena, Michigan recently displayed my novel The Haunted Housewives of Allister, Alabama on the same table with a book by my favorite author, Stephen King (Dr. Sleep).
My inner fan girl was stoked to see this photograph, of course. I started reading Stephen King when I was 13-years old and I've wanted to be a professionally published author since I was 18. I've visited King's hometown of Bangor, Maine and have stood outside the wrought-iron gates of his Bangor home. I even have two postcard responses from King from college when I wrote to tell him how much I enjoyed his work. And because of King's little known volunteer work with a YMCA camp in Maine, my husband, who at the time was a consultant for YMCA of the USA, was able to get King to sign a copy of Wizard and Glass for me.
So yes, color me thrilled. I hope this is only the start of my books getting to hob knob with my favorite authors' books.