I’ve always been fascinated with friendships between famous writers. I loved learning that two of my favorite authors, CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien, were friends. I think it’s funny to imagine them in their critique group, the Inklings, chatting about The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia.
I recently saw the movie Midnight in Paris and I loved it for the same reason. How cool would it be to walk around a corner in Paris one night and find yourself transported back in time, rubbing elbows with Earnest Hemingway, F Scott Fitzgerald, and Gertrude Stein?
We recently went to see a YA panel. It was one of the best I’ve ever been to, because they were all friends and you could tell they were really enjoying themselves. I loved all the inside jokes and the banter between them. Panels of complete strangers are no where near as fun.
The We Heart YA girls are quietly hoping we’ll get to do panels of our own someday and talk about our own books. We’ve got the chemistry and the inside jokes, now we just need to get our books out there. ;)
Do you like hearing about author friendships?