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Meeting Madeleine


March 21, 2018

Back in 1995, I had the opportunity to meet and talk with a childhood idol: Madeleine L’Engle, the author of “A Wrinkle in Time” and numerous other works of fiction and non-fiction.

I had happened upon an advertisement announcing her visit to a Seattle bookstore on June 24. I had no idea that she was going to be in town - on that very day, which also happened to be my birthday!

I immediately raced to the bookstore from Everett, battling traffic and time to be in her presence.

I made it and joined the long line of “fan girls” in our forties and younger. We exchanged stories of o...

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