Twenty-five years ago I read Lawrence Block’s column in Writer’s Digest. Twenty years (or so) ago I told him at a convention how much they had meant to me as I was starting out. What a thrill, until, crouched down beside his chair, I almost fell on top of him. 🙂
Still, he is a great mentor to all of us mystery buffs, and such an lovely, approachable man and conversational teacher. Check out his blog, and his writing, of course.