Salman Rushdie for his Novel ‘Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights’ at the Toronto Reference Library (Toronto) – Thursday September 24, 2015

Not to be overly sentimental but Salman Rushdie is one of five of my favourite writers and I met him tonight. He alongside Martin Amis and Christopher Hitchens inspired me to study English Lit in university. I may not agree with their politics and spiritual views but their writing has always made me swoon and encouraged me to work harder in creating my own written esthetic. I made a decision to stop writing 15 years ago and the heartache followed me overseas to England and back. When I moved back home to Toronto and changed careers 11 years ago, I made a decision to continue to cultivate my first love in my down time. It’s never easy to write but with heroes like Rushdie continuing to make it look effortless – a girl can only keep trying her best.

Read his latest book ‘Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights’ from http://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/.  http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/253057/two-years-eight-months-and-twenty-eight-nights-by-salman-rushdie/  It will make you swoon.

One last note, after I smiled all night at Mr. Rushdie he paid me the honour of tweeting me back:

‘The night Salman Rushdie tweeted me and no one else in Toronto.‪#‎fangirl‬

“Signing, yes. Singing, probably not.https://t.co/TCWsJRoXsK
TWITTER.COM|BY SALMAN RUSHDIE

It was one magical night indeed.

http://www.salmanrushdie.com/

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