I couldn't believe I got to eat lunch with Eddie Jones--the Eddie Jones--Mr. famous Eddie Jones. This is how it happened: He was sitting at an empty lunch table as the conference attendees had only begun to filter into the cafeteria. So I asked if he would mind if my husband and I sat with him. He said he didn't mind at all. And that's how I got to eat lunch with him! What an honest to goodness delight!
He is a very talented author. I LOVE his book, Curse of the Black Avenger. It's hilarious and filled with swashbuckling pirate moments and plenty of adventure, which I find deliciously fun to read. Eddie is every bit as talented as Dave Barry and Mark Twain whom I learned, we both admire. Plus, he shared his own writing journey, and I must admit, it's inspiring how he never gave up. Maybe he and Eva Marie Everson should compile a book on the writing journeys of famous authors of 2018. It would help us newer writers when we feel like giving up.
What a joy and a blessing it was for me to have the privilege of spending lunch with him. Thank you, kind sir, for making my day.