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Speak of the devil…

Okay. I admit it. In a weak-kneed, slobbery fan-boy moment I wrote to famed author, Harlan Ellison, asking for a little accoutrement to take onstage next month when I’m in Seattle for The Novel: LIVE!

And today, lo and behold, my phone thus ringeth. Guess who?

Honestly, I’ve had more than my fair share of high-points in this writerly journey, but meeting authors that I truly admire beats the stuffing out of any award and outshines every mention in the New York...whatever.

Thanks Harlan.

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Reader Comments (12)

To parallel your sentiments, I do not hate your for being on the New York...whatever...That, you deserved.

But I "hate" you for this. :)
I have a mouth, but I won't fan-girl scream.
September 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJeannie Lin
Picking up the phone and hearing, "Hi Jamie, this is Harlan Ellison," was like learning that Santa Claus is real. Except he's Jewish and drops the f-bomb a bit more.
September 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJamie
Very nice! But I can't tell on my tiny netbook screen, what is he holding?

P.S. I've been enjoying your blog for the past few weeks now. Keep up the great posts!
September 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJill
I'm such a comic geek.

When I got engaged, I gave my wife a diamond. She gave me a Green Lantern ring... :)

That's what Harlan is holding in the photo, except his was custom made.
September 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJamie
No. Freaking. Way.

That's blogworthy news! Now you can cross off one of your "top ten" from your bucket list, eh? So what was your response to his phone call? "uhhhhh... really?"

September 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAndy
In brightest day, in darkest night, may no evil plot hole escape your sight!

Good luck in Seattle!
September 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJill
Andy--I laughed out loud! Then I said, "Harlan, it's great to speak with you..." Craziness.
September 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJamie
Bill wants me to tell you, OMG! OMG! OMG! (He screeched this out like a little girly-girl.) Bill wants to know if you danced around asking him when the "Last Dangerous Visions" is coming out?
September 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterColleen
Oh wow, that is so awesome, Jamie. I don't know what is cooler, that you got to chat with him, that he has a Green Lantern ring, or that so do you! Okay, it's all awesome. I can imagine exactly how you felt though. Oh, and I like the watch he's sporting in the photo too. It's just really cool looking. Thanks for sharing this with us :)
September 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEric Stallsworth
Colleen--I sooooooo wanted to ask him that! Except I'm sure he's been asked that a million times and has a loaded cannon ready to fire at the next sucker to brave the attempt...
September 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJamie
Wonderful to be in a spot where you can approach your favourite authors and get called back by them. Many more to come, I am sure. All success to you!
September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBhaswati
From one Harlan Ellison fan to another, that's seriously cool, Jamie.
September 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Kubicek

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