Now and then you get an opportunity out of the blue to talk to someone cool, and such an event just happened. Jeff Kinney, of the mighty “Wimpy Kid” empire was here in San Diego for a signing, and I had chatted with him at an event in Los Angeles last year, so I contacted some folks and after a few emails back and forth, got to have a few minutes with him backstage before the signing. (Big thanks to his folks and the publicity people at Abrams Press, all delightful to work with!)
We didn’t get a lot of time, but it was very gracious of him to fit me in before going out to sign 800 books for a huge line of screaming children! His 11th book, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down” is out now! Great Xmas gift!