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A Fuse #8 Production
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Radio Silence Explained: It’s J.K. Rowling’s Fault

In brief – I was a matron of honor at my sister’s wedding and then, after I returned to New York, I met J.K. Rowling.

You want proof?

Fuzzy lady with brown hair on the left is me.  Fuzzy lady with the blond hair on the right is Ms. Rowling.  And so you may have to forgive my inability to make coherent words for a day or so.  I be floored.  A million thanks to Dan Blank for the opportunity and the photo itself!

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of NYPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. I like the guy behind her who is going to kick your a** if you get too exuberant.

  2. Thank you so much for joining us last night Betsy! You made an already incredible event even better!

  3. Oh, wow! I would still be orbital myself.

  4. Karen Gray Ruelle says:

    So exciting! I got to meet her when she did her very first book signing in NYC at Books of Wonder–I think it was for the second Harry Potter book (well organized event, Books of Wonder!). We chatted for a moment while she signed my book, and she was lovely. She said that she wrote everything longhand and we bemoaned the dangers of writer’s cramp! Alas, no pictures. But I’ve still got the book.

  5. Wows!