Have you ever gotten to connect with an author you love?

I am a pretty shy person, but since I started going to Comic Con and meeting my favorite actors, I've grown bold. lol Not so much these days, but back in the early 2000s a lot of authors would actually put their email addresses in the backs of their books so fans could contact them as an alternative to sending fan mail to their publishers. Sounds kind of crazy to think about that, in today's world of cyber bullying! But I did reach out to a couple authors I enjoyed, and they both wrote me back!

These days, I "meet" a lot of my favorites on social media. Some of my absolute favorite authors of today have friended me on Twitter and Goodreads. And I feel blessed.

Do you reach out to authors and tell them how much you appreciate their work? Have you ever become friends with your favorite authors?