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Yikes! 22 bookworms met their fave authors and things got super awkward

These stories are amazing


What’s the most awkward thing you’ve ever done in front of your favourite author? Have you ever forgot your own name or done a super strange curtsey? Perhaps you’ve misquoted their work or tried to get a book signed that’s already been signed? Whatever your embarrassing story may be, we’ve all been there. Trust us.

We asked our followers on @MaximumPopBooks to share their super awkward meet and greet experiences on Twitter. Loads of bookworms told us some brilliant stories. In fact, they’ll probably have you loling for days. Just take a look at some of these…

So next time you’re queueing up to meet your favourite author and mispronounce their name, remember you’re not the only one who’s done it.

Share your embarrassing story in the comments below. You can also follow us @MaximumPopBooks and join in on the bookish convo.

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Written by Emma Matthews

Emma is a freelance journalist at MP.

When she’s not writing articles for Maximum Pop!, you’ll find her attending gigs, geeking out over the latest beauty products and reading feminist literature. Hermione is her favourite Harry Potter character - obviously.

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