Let’s talk interacting with authors IRL (in real life) or online. This is your opportunity to talk about your favorite author readings that you have attended. Or, you can feature your favorite author fan moment (i.e., an author sent you a tweet or commented on your blog). Maybe you even want to share how your interactions have changed since becoming a blogger or share your own tips that you have learned along the way when interacting with authors as a blogger.I haven't really met a lot of authors IRL, unfortunately. I once went to a Q&A session with Carlos Ruiz Zafon, which was absolutely brilliant but I was way too terrified to approach him afterwards, let alone talk to him. That was two years ago and I'd like to believe that now I am more collected and would be able to have a normal and sane conversation with him, but who knows. Another interaction I really enjoyed was when I got to send some questions (here in case you want to have a look) to Geraldine Brooks regarding her novel People of the Book. What made it all the more special was that it was me grand father who recommended the book to me because he absolutely loved it and I managed to ask Geraldine some questions that he himself had been wondering about.
Most of my author interaction happens via Twitter or through interviews and emails. Although there is something amazing about interacting with well-known and established authors I actually really enjoy talking to "normal" authors. Whom I mean by that are the authors who haven't reached worldwide renown (yet) but simple are writers. Getting to interact with them and see how they manage to write their novels while often maintaining a day job and a family life is a major inspiration for someone like me who desperately wants to become an author as well. This is the place where I want to thank all of those authors for being so incredibly kind and patient with bloggers like me who simple manage to lose all grasp of language when they come in contact with them!
So, those are some of my favourite author interaction moments! How about you? I'd love for you to tell me about them, so leave a link in a comment and I'll come visit :)