This past week I was lucky enough to meet up with a very important out of town guest. A bit of backstory… The lovely Dr. Elena Sandovici and I have been corresponding ever since she wrote to me about my book back in February. She is the author of Dogs with Bagels and a talented water colorist. While she teaches in the States, she often spends summers in Europe (much closer to the Emirates). When she suggested a visit to my warm shores, I was delighted! It’s funny to correspond with someone for so long and then finally meet them. Some of my favorite things I learned about Elena? In list form, please!
- She types one handed! I was in awe of this fact.
- She speaks 5 languages.
- She is a wonderful person to talk about characters with.
- She knows her way around the La Mer counter!
- She has great fashion sense – I’m still jealous of the red dress she bought!
As an author, and especially a self published one, it’s been wonderful to connect with another author going through a similar process. The ups and downs – the little victories. I’ve enjoyed this growing friendship immensely.
Hoping we meet again soon!