Okay, so on Saturday (tomorrow) I am appearing at the San Diego Library Book Festival at the Encinitas Branch, at 11:00 a.m. on the children's stage.
And guess who else is going to be there? That's right....Richard Dreyfuss. THE Richard Dreyfuss. Want to see? Click here. See, there's Richard on the top....then scroll down....more....more....and there I am!
So, here's how I imagine it.....
Me: Hello Richard. I mean Mr. Dreyfuss. It is an honor to make your acquaintance.
Richard: It's cool, it's cool. And you don't have to kneel down like that or anything. It's kind of embarassing.
Me: *gets up, dusts off knees* It was a curtsy, but whatever. Anyway, I just wanted to say how much I enjoy your work. I mean, The Goodbye Girl....... Jaws, just awesome.
Richard: Well, thank you. Um....I enjoy your work, too.....just remind me again who you are....and why you are dressed like that.
Me: Oh, I'm a kid's author and I'm dressed like a queen because....I um.......I like it, I guess.
Me: What's that supposed to mean? *feels the steam starting to rise.....interesting? seriously?*
Richard: It just means interesting.
Me: *tosses crown on the ground and raises fists* You wanna go?
Richard: Go where?
Me: No, I mean go, like throw down.
Richard: What do you want to throw down?
Me: Fists. Like fighting. Sheesh.
Richard: Now why would I want to get into a fight (with a queen, no less) when my message today is about helping to educate children to create a better, more peaceful world?
Richard: What's your message today?
Me: Um, it's kind about dragons that won't sleep....and there's a Good Knight....and um.....
Wish me luck!
Edited to include:
Okay, so the event was yesterday and it was such fun. Richard and I were both in the green room at the same time. However, he was having Important Conversations with people and I was just trying to grab a sandwich before I fainted. (People loved talking with Richard....like, totally monopolized him...I had to try and sneak a picture from behind my sandwich....which only turned out to be the side of his head when he was turning....I felt like a total stalker.)
And I got to see D.J. McHale!! (But just from the audience when he was speaking.) Very cool.
Thanks to everyone that came out. It was hot out there! (Yes, the children's stage was in the park and the grown ups and teens had the nice, air conditioned auditorium. Not complaining, mind you, just ultra-appreciating those that braved the heat!)
The Encinitas Library could win an award for the most awesome library EVAH!