Hi, folks. Auntie Andi with you today again. I know, I know. When will it ever stop with her? 🙂
Random question blog!
Anyway, I was talking to a colleague the other day and we were discussing emails we sometimes get from readers who read something of ours and they really enjoyed it and just wanted to let us know. It’s always great to get a note from someone saying that. But that got me thinking–is meeting an author in person something readers like to do? I do appearances now and again, and try to make myself available at events, but I wonder–is that something readers want? Do they want to see the mystique ruined? No, I’m not 6 feet tall, willowy, with model good looks. I’m not a super-spy, I don’t drive a BMW, nor do I have an Italian villa. I don’t ski the Alps, deep-sea dive, or wrestle alligators (though I’m not ruling any of that out).
So readers, do you enjoy meeting authors? Does it totally ruin your perception of some of us and you’ll never buy our books again? Or do you appreciate finding out a little bit more about the person who writes things you like to read?
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