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I find it very hard to believe that Jessica Khoury lives in the same city that I work in and I haven’t ran into her yet, nor messaged her to meet up so I can get my books signed. (By the way it’s a huge city so it would likely never happen.) So I totally look forward to Apollycon 2017 to get them signed! Below are some interesting facts about Jessica. Enjoy!
A Few Fun Words for Jessica Khoury…
Thing you’re most excited about for Apollycon 2017: Seeing some authors I love and haven’t seen in a while, and meeting readers old and new! It’s been a while since my last Florida book event, so I have some bookish peeps down there to catch up with! ☺
Last book you read: SEVENEVES by Neal Stephenson. 860 pages!!! It was really fascinating and I enjoyed it a lot. I think it had the highest body count of any book I’ve ever read. Basically, the entire human race. A cheerful book it is not! But if you’re a science geek, you’ll find it fascinating. And you’ll also learn more about orbital mechanics than any sane person should know.
Favorite quote: “He touched the butt!” – Finding Nemo. But a close second would be from the Persian poet Rumi: “We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.” I think that’s beautiful. All of Rumi’s work is so very lovely and memorable. He also said “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.” Gosh, I could go on all day. Go read some Rumi! It’ll do your soul good.
Best moment as an author: Gosh, there’ve been so many! But one of my favorites happened at the Decatur Book Festival in 2012. I met Robin Hobb, one of my greatest author-idols. I may have completely humiliated myself while gushing at her about my love for her books. I was shaking. And then, later, she came to my signing and bought one of my books, and I got to sign it for her, and my heart nearly exploded. It was amazing.
Favorite place in the world: If there’s one place I could teleport myself to this moment, it would be a pebbly beach on Lake Pukaki on New Zealand’s South Island. It’s literally the most gorgeous spot of earth I’ve ever had the privilege of standing on. Google it! You’ll see! *dreamy sigh* Why must airfare be so expensive??
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