Lou Aronica was once an editor at Bantam Books, and was responsible among other things for Ray Bradbury's books. He has now turned author himself, with a novel called Blue.
In this blog post, he talks about his first attempt to contrive a meeting with Bradbury. What's amusing is his account of his worrying over what Bradbury will think of him, and how he might be treated. He concludes, "Ray Bradbury isn’t the man I idolized on the page; he’s so much more regal than that."
Another blog has a Q&A session with Aronica, where he again names Bradbury as a favourite autor.