Book clubs! I love visiting them, even by proxy. After all, what’s not to like, they’re reading one of my books. Clubs I’ve visited within driving distance include Thousand Oaks, Orange, Solvang and others, where I’ve enjoyed the good food and wine that’s served along with the conversation.
Sometimes, I’ve joined the conversation via Zoom or Skype. An Atlanta book club invited me to their meeting last summer. I was out of town and joined from my laptop–worked well. Of course, in those cases we can only hoist a glass in virtuality (I think I just made up a word), but it’s still fun. I’ll gladly send a bunch of bookmarks and signed bookplates, too.
The latest book club to pick one of my books was this week in Pahrump, NV. This time I visited by proxy. One of their members, a dear friend and mentor, Bob Joseph, recommended Written Off for their December read. Since he was there and I was not, Bob spoke on my behalf, telling the group about me and my work. Apparently, everyone liked the book a lot, so that made my week.
Awhile back I posted a blog about a local book club here in Ventura. They invited me for the second time last year at Halloween, where they all dressed up as characters in What She Saw. The creativity of those ladies was outstanding!
It’s always interesting to hear what readers think of my books and the characters that populate them. Do you have a book club that would like a visit from a mystery author? If so, please think of me 🙂
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