Hello to all book club readers!
I recently had the opportunity to speak to a local book group, and had a really terrific time. Of course, who wouldn’t? Sitting around with a bunch of folks discussing my own novels? I loved this for sure, but even more, I really loved the comfort of the setting: couches and coffee, chatting, upclose and personal. Because I am also a voracious reader, I love being on both sides of those reader/writer curiosities. Mostly I cherish the shared personal stories weaving in and out of the fictional ones because, I’ve come to believe, that stories are our one true universal truth, our connecting point. Everybody’s got a story.
Because of this experience, I’ve been considering ways in which to connect with readers beyond the traditional bookstore situation where I stand up front , read a tiny smidge of my story, and answer an awkward question or two; instead, I’d love to join in and be a part of the conversation rather than the object of it.
If you belong to a book club and are planning to read any of my books
(print or kindled), I would love to visit with your group in person, if possible (location-dependent), or via phone, skype, FB, email. There are many ways to enjoy this dialogue together, so let me know!
I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org, just add BOOK CLUB CONVERSATION to the subject line and let’s make it happen!