Words and pictures from the author of the Elizabeth Goodweather Appalachian Mysteries
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Meet the Author
Another book 'event' today -- this time at Malaprops' in downtown Asheville -- a few doors down from the library. It's a wonderful, funky bookstore with a very good staff -- people who actually read and know the books they sell. (They also have a coffee shop and I highly recommend the 'Brain Freeze' - a frappeed concoction that was just the thing for a miserable hot day.)
A nice crowd turned out -- some old friends, some email acquaintances, some fans I hadn't met before, and one nice man who just happened to wander by and stayed to listen and buy a book.
Several people have asked me recently if I get nervous before these things. I can say very honestly that I don't -- the folks are always so friendly and seem content to let me ramble on, stopping now and again to read a bit from the new book. My favorite part, however, is the questions at the end and I'm always disappointed if there aren't any. Fortunately today there were some good ones -- like who makes various decisions about the book (my editor) and do I mind (no) .
There were no 'spoilers' - questions that would give away key plot points, ruining the story for those who hadn't read it - and no weird questions that would make me wonder if it was actually one of my books they were talking about.
And folks bought lots of books -- always a good thing, for me and for our local independent bookseller. And they signed up for my newsletter, also nice. (Jane R, - the email you gave me didn't work; you can sign up on my website if you like.)
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