What do you want from an Author Event?

So the question of the day is:

What do you want from an author event?

While I think every author wants to foist her books on the willing (or unwilling) public, what’s in it for YOU? I am looking for ideas as I go on tour these next few months: freebies, activities, etc. I have already figured out, to butcher Field of Dreams, “If you feed them, they will come.”

But most people don’t know me from Eve, and time is valuable, so tell me, what would make you go see an author? Do you have memorable experiences with author visits in the past?

Please comment below, and check out my events and workshop page.

Here’s what mischief I’m up to tomorrow:

I’ll be back at Nickel Plate Arts in Noblesville, IN as part of an Author Showcase. The opening reception is this Friday, May 1 from 6-9 pm. The Indiana Artisan exhibit opens in the Judge Stone House Gallery and Nickel Plate Arts is also a part of Noblesville Main Street’s Upstairs Downtown Tour. The Belfry Theatre will be performing snippets from Nunsense at 7 and 8 pm. Bill Kenley, author of “High School Runner (Freshman)” will read from his debut young adult, coming-of-age novel.

Admission is free; cash bar with local beer and wine available for sale.

I will take part in a short segment of the public readings. I also will be around all evening to chat, sell/sign my novel Waking Beauty, and hand out Hershey Kisses. Come for the chocolate, if not for me.:)

The author displays will be up at Nickel Plate the entire month of May.


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