How Goes It, Bookworms?
It’s Day 2 of Armchair BEA, and today we’re talking about author interactions! Before I started blogging, I felt extremely far removed from authors. I wasn’t nearly as into social media as I am now, so to me, authors were like movie stars- totally unaccessible. I’ve been extremely lucky in that all of my author interactions thus far have been positive. Given that I live too far from a major city to make a trip there and back on a weeknight, I haven’t been to an author signing. But! There have been a few occasions where authors have dropped by to check out my reviews and I’ve SQUEALED with delight. Some of my favorite moments:
2. And then there was that time that I told Rainbow Rowell that I wanted to have her cloned, and she favorited my tweet! (Also, as far as I know, she has not reported me to the authorities, so that’s always good!)
4. This one time, my very cool friend Quirky Chrissy went to see The Bloggess and had a book signed for me. It counts as the author interacting with me, because she totally saw my pathetic “wish I was there” selfie, wrote in my book that I was cute, AND posed for a picture with me… Sort of. You’d fangirl too, don’t lie!
BONUS: TECHNICALLY, this isn’t author interaction, but since this post is reading like a brag-fest anyway, I may as well mention the time my review got BLURBED in the paperback version of Humboldt: Or, the Power of Positive Thinking!
Seriously, book blogging is so much fun. The community is a blast and the fact that authors actually pay attention to me on occasion is completely insane. It’s nice, because if I met any of these people in person I’d probably just embarrass myself. Digital interactions, FTW!
Have any of you Bookworms been to an author meet and greet or book signing?
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