IT'S FIFTY-TWO DEGREES IN SEATTLE!!!!!!
They say it's supposed to be 80 by this weekend but I will already be back to Hawaii.
That is SO not fair.
Third Place books is such an awesome venue. We had lots of good conversation lots of participants and yummy goodies from Honey Bear Bakery. A great time was had by all.
And I got to connect again with waaaaaay cool book clubs. This one is from Everett.
There's always such a dilemma when you do readings and talks - do you talk about the book? The characters? The plot?
Or do you talk about the process of publication and writing?
What to do?
I usually let the audience ask questions and try to gauge what the people want, but sometimes it's hard to tell. Most of the time those attending are readers. They aren't writers, but that doesn't mean they aren't interested in what it takes to put a book on the shelf.
Some of the questions are asked over and over.
How did you come up with the idea?
What inspires you to write?
Who do you want to play Perry in the movie...
Other times someone asks about literary strategies I used or what kind of books I like to read or authors I enjoy.
I wonder what the consensus will be. So bloggers...How about it. When you're at a reading and signing what do YOU like the author to talk about?
Inquiring authors want to know.
Maybe this can be ANOTHER contest.
The previous one is STILL going on. TWO autographed trade paper backs of LOTTERY will be mailed out. I will judge it when I wake up and have coffee on Friday. Results will be announced on Monday.