Appropriate question for today since I’m doing a signing event later… It’s great to meet avid readers and I always enjoy talking about books, so I love that aspect of a meet-and-greet. As I sign books it gives me a chance to talk to people one on one – that’s the easy part. What’s hard for me is speaking in front of a crowd – speech was my most despised class in high school and college. I’ve done a couple joint events with other authors which I enjoy more since I don’t have to be the center of attention. But the bottom line is, I want people to know about my book, and I want to meet my readers, so I’m gonna keep getting out there. I remember how scary it was when I first started sending out query letters, but I got over that. I’m sure I’ll eventually conquer the meet-and-greet jitters too!
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About the Author
I have loved books my whole life. Even before I could read them myself. The "Hobbies" section of every form I've ever filled out says: Reading. I've always had the utmost admiration for people who can invent a story that transports me out of my surroundings and into the lives of the characters. So as adult, when given a second chance to decide what I wanted to be, I thought, "If I could be absolutely anything I want, I would love to be an author." And I started to write. My hope is that readers will find the same great escape in my stories that I've found in countless novels. Writing is my way of 'giving back'.