It’s almost the time of the year when my little bookish heart gets almost as excited as when it’s the release day of a highly anticipated read: it’s almost time for me to go to a book event. I prepare for this one event within driving distance of my area every year. I pre-read books, I think of things to tell or say to my favorite authors, and practice my interactions with them. Okay, maybe I’m a little weird. But, when it comes time to actually go to an author’s panel, or talk to them one-on-one, I don’t ask questions, and I VERY AWKWARDLY just babble about how their book was amazing I love you you’re great can’t wait to read another of your books okay thanks bye. I take a picture with them, and then the moment is in the past.
So really, my exchanges aren’t that bad. But, I’m really shy in person and would love to ask the author’s I get to meet questions. I feel like I’m missing out on amazing opportunities. Plus, I want my event recaps to actually be good, so that you’ll want to read the post!
So I guess my question for you all is: Does meeting authors make you nervous? Any tips for chatting with authors about their books and for asking questions during panels?
I’m going to have the chance to be meeting some amazing authors such as Sarah J. Maas, Gayle Forman, Jessica Brody, Julia Kagawa, Jennifer Niven, Katie McGarry, Sarah Dessen, Emmy Laybourne and MORE soon, so I want my author-meeting game to be ON POINT PEOPLE!
Hey, if I get good enough advice that actually helps me, I may even open a form so that you guys can give me questions to ask them and report back to you all with in my recap post! 😉