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A brush with the King. Stephen that is.

14 Nov
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Photo from Rainy Day Books’ FB page http://www.rainydaybooks.com/

I almost missed the boat on my chance to see Stephen King in the flesh. Thankfully, my author friend, Beth Carter, saved my bacon and produced a ticket for me at the last minute.

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Beth Carter and Lisa Medley on the Plaza in Kansas City, MO.

 

I had seen a post on Facebook that Stephen King was going to be in Kansas City. The appearance was sponsored by an independent bookstore called Rainy Day Books. I wanted to go. For whatever reason though I hesitated.

IMG_7972 (1024x768)The next morning, after I had decided I wanted to go, I checked the site again and they were already sold out.

Gah!

Folks, carpe diem. Every time. Because if you don’t seize the day, you’ll miss the day.

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I’d given up until Beth said a few of the friends and family she’d thought would want to go bailed out on her.

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Photo from Rainy Day Books’ FB page http://www.rainydaybooks.com/

 

Saved!

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Photo from Rainy Day Books’ FB page http://www.rainydaybooks.com/

 

I said yes, immediately. Even though it was three hours away. And after dark in KC. On a weeknight.

Getting to eat at the Cheesecake Factory was an incentive as well.

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The man is a writing legend. And not getting any younger.

It was so worth the trip.

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Stephen King is such an inspiring guy, both as a writer and as a human being. His book On Writing is one of the pivotal books that pushed me to make the plunge into writing.

Talk about a guy who’s spent a lifetime seizing the day.

 
2 Comments

Posted by on November 14, 2014 in writing

 

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2 responses to “A brush with the King. Stephen that is.

  1. Cara Bristol

    December 19, 2014 at 6:39 am

    I would have liked to hear him speak too. Maybe someday. He is a master at plotting.

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