YOU GUYS! It felt like fall for about a day here and now it's back to blistering sun. It's coming, though. I believe!
Shannon here. And we are winding down our summer panels. We have a couple more next week, but this might be the last one I'm hosting. I've really enjoyed them. I'm learning so much about you guys and I hope you're all learning a lot about us and about one another as well.
What is your favorite way to connect with readers?
Anytime I can meet readers in person, I’m over the moon. I adore book signings, classes, and conferences, but those are very seasonal. I can be found all over the web as well: website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest. I'm also sending out monthly newsletters again. But if I'm honest, Instagram is my favorite. I like sharing pics and keeping it informal. If you’re looking to connect, you can find me here: @shanditty
I love meeting readers in person too! I realize that is a rare situation, though, so online is where it happens. I love interacting with readers on my author blog, on the GTW blog, or on my Readers of Jill Williamson Facebook group. I’m also on Instagram and Twitter and Pinterest. And you can email me through my website too, though I am notoriously slow and replying to emails.
In person is great, though I turn into the most awkward version of myself possible when people tell me they like my books. Second to IRL would be email, because it means a lot when people take time out of their day to send me an email just because they liked my book. I always respond to those. Online, Instagram is my fave too (find me here) but I also enjoy conversations on Twitter.
How about you guys? I realize some of you may not have readers, just yet. But how do you like to interact with the reading and writing community?