After over ten years of reading his work, I finally got to meet one of my favorite authors today at Red Balloon Books. MacHale's Pendragon series helped inspire my own trilogy, and his books are pretty high up on my list, next to Harry Potter, Alex Rider, and Artemis Fowl.
I blame him for my nightmares as a child. Curse Are You Afraid of the Dark?! I only saw glimpses of it as I was frantically trying to change the channel to something else, but it was enough! *shudders* Anyway, I was super nervous going today, but it was definitely worth the irrational anxiety. He's a pretty awesome guy.