The White Lake Library in Michigan hosted a local author event last weekend, and they were nice enough to let me join the other 17 authors from Southeast Michigan.
Like other events, I met some amazing people, both authors and readers. I have to say, this is a perk of being an author I didn’t anticipate. I’ve have thoroughly enjoyed meeting new people and talking about books, books, and more books.
During the event, the library filmed each author talking about their book(s).
Here’s my video:
Let me just say, there’s a reason I’m an author, not an actress. Okay, there are several reasons, some more obvious than others. But one of the main reasons is I am a million times more comfortable behind a computer screen than a camera. Heck, it took me nine months to get comfortable explaining my books to complete strangers. Doing it on camera was like…well…like taking a final exam with people you respect, adore, and want to speak to you again watching you the whole time.
You think you can talk about your own book? Prove it. Under duress.
I’m being a little silly. I wasn’t under duress. It’s the nerves talking.
As part of the GEEK THE LIBRARY campaign, the library gave me two cool pictures to thank me for coming. They now hang on my fridge because I truly geek being an author.
Btw, THANKS!!!! friends and readers who came out to support me at the library. You guys are the best!
Side note: After hearing my stunning description of SADIE, I’m sure you want to give it to everyone you know for Christmas, right? Well, you’re in luck!
SADIE is 50% off at Deseret Book right now!
While I might be the tiniest bit biased, it’s a great read for Christmas. It’s set over Christmas break and has fun stuff like skiing, roasting marshmallows, and cozy fires. Get it 50% off here.
If you live anywhere near me, email me and I’d be happy to sign it for you or your friends. If you don’t live near me and don’t mind shipping it to me, the same thing applies. Just drop me a note. My email is on my bio page.
Have a good one!
4 thoughts on “I Geek Being an Author”
How did you get them to publish your book exactly on the date 11-11-11? That’s interesting. I think the chances of that happening in the history of the world is pretty rare. Oh and congratulations for totally owning the word “geek.” :)
I know. So cool!!!! I think it was technically ready a few days earlier than that, but they put the official release date as 11-11-11 so I would never forget. :) Thanks!
I completely understand your preference for the computer over the camera!
Yes!!! It’s a circular piece of glass vs. a rectangular one. Shouldn’t make a difference but it does! I think because I know I can edit what I type–several times. Once it’s out of my mouth, it’s done.