29.11.10

Meet an Author Monday

On November 18, I was lucky to be able to attend a signing even for Susan Kaye Quinn, author of YA novel, Life, Liberty, and Pursuit.   Susan had obviously done her promotions right---even managing to land a well-timed feature article in a local paper---because the coffee shop was packed!

This was an informal meet-and-greet at a small coffee shop, and Susan did a fantastic job generating interest in her book.  Within only a few conversational sentences, she let patrons know the premise of the book (falling in love and the hard choices we have to make), the audience that would most enjoy it (all lovers of romance, in particular teenage girls, but there's something in it for the boys too), and also let them in on some of her current projects (middle grade science/adventure geared toward boys---sounds fun!).

People were excited not only to get a book for themselves, but also for the young adult readers in their lives. Susan obviously has a passion for the story and her writing, and it was fun to watch her enthusiasm transfer to others. Congratulations, Susan!

Speaking of enthusiastic writers...
It's time for the Meet an Author Monday Blog Hop.  Visit author blogs to see how they're faring in the midst of Nano, the holiday rush, and other treacherous events.  And if you're a published author---hop on!


8 comments:

ketch1714 said...

Wow! Sounds like a fun book signing! :D Hope you have a great day, Nicki!
Kelsey

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Thanks for the great post, Nicki! I look forward to doing some signings together, my local author friend! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I don't know if I could be that compelling in person!

Madeleine said...

Cute idea! :O)

Joanna St. James said...

oh cool I wish i could live in an area where I could attend author signings, but then maybe I would scare them away.

J.Rose Allister said...

Hi there! Cruising by on the blog hop. Sounds like a truly successful signing! The art of mastering "conversational book blurbing" is one that I have always admired. Sure doesn't come easy to me!
Have a great week!

Jennifer Lane said...

Thanks for your report on Susan's wildly successful book signing! That's so cool that you live near each other.

And I just read how your book is at the EIU's library--yippee!

Liz Fichera said...

I'm looking forward to Susan's book. I've got it on my TBR pile. Missed the author blog hop, too. Dang it. Hopefully next week.