Tomorrow night will be my first time to stand before a group and talk about my first fiction book, Angel Sometimes. And I'm a little bit nervous. Which is odd since I have a Master's in Public Speaking. I've spoken before at conferences and meetings, but this is the first time to talk about my own book and about Angel herself. It's a new-to-me experience.
How about you? As the author, are you ever a bit nervous about standing up and talking about your book? As a reader, has it ever occurred to you that the author may be nervous?
As the author, how do you plan what you'll talk about? For this talk, the moderator has already sent five questions/expectations that she has:
1. What is your elevator speech for your book?
2. What did you use in your personal background to bring your characters to life?
3. What inspired you to write this book?
4. What was the most challenging thing about getting your book published?
5. What else is in store for your readers?
After that, then it'll be open for me and the second author to throw out what we want to add. Once we're through talking, I'd like to open it up to questions from the audience.
What else would you want to hear from the author of a book you're thinking of buying?