Saturday Snapshot: Author Event

I had a fun event in my writing career recently…you may have heard 🙂 that I published a Young Adult fantasy novel.  I have a friend who’s a school librarian, and a few weeks ago she invited me to come to her school for an author event, speaking to the fourth and fifth grade classes.

This was slightly nerve-wracking, but they were a friendly audience!  I spoke a little about writing, read one of my favorite scenes from The Wanderers, and asked for questions.  And fortunately there were a lot of questions!  Many of them were along the lines of “where do you get your ideas,” which I hear is the number one question authors are asked…

I wish I had a photo from the event–but what I do have is a photo of the stack of books the kids ordered.  And that looks pretty cool too!

Wanderers Stack (1)Did any writers ever come to your (or your kids’) schools?  Who would you like to see for an author event?  When I was a kid, I would have been utterly over the moon to have Tamora Pierce come speak (still would be!)

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About cherylmahoney

I'm a book review blogger and Fantasy writer. I have published three novels, The Wanderers; The Storyteller and Her Sisters; and The People the Fairies Forget. All can be found on Amazon as an ebook and paperback. In my day job, I'm the Marketing Specialist for Yolo Hospice. Find me on Twitter (@MarvelousTales) and GoodReads (MarvelousTales).
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10 Responses to Saturday Snapshot: Author Event

  1. Congratulations on all those orders Cheryl! I would love to go to an author event with Terry Pratchett.

  2. What a wonderful event! I hope you and the kids all had a lot of fun!

  3. Ginny says:

    What a great thing to do. I think it is really good for children to meet real authors. Jacqueline Wilson was a pupil at my daughter’s primary school, and occasionally visits. She is one of the main children’s authors in the UK, but I wonder if she is known in the States.

  4. Sounds like a successful event — both for the children and for you! I don’t remember any authors speaking at my school.

  5. Louise says:

    How fabulous! Congratulations. We never had anything like that happen when I was a kid, I would have loved it too.

  6. dianem57 says:

    Sounds like this was a great event for you – a chance to meet your readers “live.” Very cool!

  7. Sounds like you had fun talking to the kids. I remember one author coming to the city library when I was young. I don’t remember who it was but it was for an illustrated children’s book.

    Sean at His and Her Hobbies

  8. Karen Blakely says:

    Congratulations!!!

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy Note® II

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