Chel, I met Margaret Atwood several years ago on the Queen Mary 2. The Year of the Flood had been released in North America, but she was on her way to Europe for the release there. Besides giving two lectures on the ship, the first official event for the promotional tour was a book signing. (The book, although not yet available in the UK, was on sale in the ship's bookstore!) Someone took a picture of the people waiting for the signing - which included me near the front! - and the picture was on her blog.