Question – Have You Ever Reached Out To An Author?
As a blogger, I have the great privilege to ‘chat’ with many authors. Just the fact that some authors recognize me and actually know who I am turns me into a giddy-teenager. My life has become much busier now than it was when I first started blogging almost four years ago. To be honest, there are days that I consider closing up shop on the blog because time is that tight. There are two reasons I don’t actually go through with stopping: the few hundred of you who read my blog each day and who make me smile uncontrollably by doing so and authors. Not to say that if I stopped blogging I would have to stop contacting and chatting with authors, but it would not be quite the same.
I always get a little giddy when I hop on twitter while reading a book and contact the author of said book. That is SO cool! Social media is the easiest way to do this but I have also done this via email. I do this with Sierra Dean a lot! (And for those of you who read her Secret McQueen books understand why I email her tons while reading :)) I love finishing a book then telling the author that I loved it. Or if I have a question, I love that I can easily contact the author and ask.
I started contacting authors even before blogging (but not to the same extent of course). I am a strong believer in letting someone know when they affect you positively. That you should tell someone when they do something good. That probably stems from the fact that I run a daycare but still. I feel this telling someone “you did awesome and you made me happy” is more than just for kids. So I started doing this to authors. Maria V Snyder was my first. After reading Poison Study, I just had to tell her how amazing I thought it was. Eventually, it went to Ilona Andrews (are you at all surprised ;)), Larissa Ione and Karen Marie Moning. There have been many more since because I have found a ton of awesome books and authors since reading book blogs and blogging myself.
So what about you? Do you ever reach out to authors via twitter, email or other means?