Yes, that's me grinning like an idiot. I couldn't believe I was standing there with Jane Lynch! We were both at Book Expo America this year; Iâ€™m kicking off the reissue ofÂ Book One of my Ammanon series, sheâ€™s promoting her new book, Happy Accidents, to be released in September.
That morning (Thurs, May 26) there were four of us VerveStar authors at the booth. I managed to embarrass them all by shrieking â€œThere she is!â€ when tall,Â picture-perfect Jane Lynch strode along the aisle toward the Uptown Stage.
She flashed a big smile. â€œYes, here I am!â€
Somehow I, a notorious klutz, scrambled over all the materials stacked around and under the table and emerged intact with my camera. She came right over to me, swung an arm over my shoulder and we turned to face a series of flashes. Husband and I are both big fans of hers. I couldnâ€™t believe this was happening. I murmured something about how much I enjoyed everything she ever starred in. She gave me a gracious nod and was off to her speaking engagement.
By then I was aware that a crowd had formed, all of them busy sending pics to their entire contact list.
Lynch is best known for her breakout role as Sue Sylvester on the Primetime Emmy-winning Glee, but I liked her best as TVâ€™s quintessential shrink. Almost every place she cropped up, she played the unflappable psychologist. Oh, the outrageous confessions of her patients; and oh, those memorable acerbic one-liners! To Charlie Sheen whoâ€™d suddenly developed an eating disorder: â€œPut that candy down or youâ€™ll have more chins than a Chinese telephone directory.â€
Yes, folks! I have had a brush with greatness!