Between going to college and life, I didn't think very much about Melissa during that time. In 2006, my wife had created a fan website for River Phoenix, so I decided to learn about creating websites and created one about Melissa Sue Anderson. I still had all my fan memorabilia in boxes. I collected and recorded shows that Melissa had acted in. Once I had all of the articles, video shows, and photos collected, I started creating the website.
In 2010, I was really excited to learn that Melissa had written an autobiography and she was going to do a book tour to support it. I was contacted by one of the publisher's representatives who gave me Melissa's itinerary of her book signings and media appearances. I created the Melissa Sue Anderson Fan Facebook page to help promote her appearances. I was able to contact Melissa and do a short interview about her book. I saw that Melissa was doing a book signing in Colorado. Since I had family living in Colorado, I decided to go to her two book signings.
Melissa's publishing representative told me that I could do a "meet and greet" with Melissa before the book signing. Melissa and I talked for awhile before the book signing. We were both a little nervous. I am a little shy and quiet. Melissa has similar personality traits. Here are 2 photos from our first meeting.