TGIF is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Ginger at GReads!
This week Ginger has an amazing question (as always).
Authors Are Our Celebrities:
Have you ever contacted an author you admired? How did that experience go?
If not, which author would you love to have a chat with?
Yes, I have contacted authors and I love these interactions. I started contacting authors long before I started blogging. My mum publishes a bimonthly Patchwork magazine here in Austria and so I experienced kind of first hand that people mostly e-mail or phone you when they want to complain about something and that she treasured those times when someone called her to compliment her work.
This is why I decided to write e-mails to authors whose books I love and to tell them that they did a great job entertaining me. The first author I contacted was Jack Sheffield who writes a series about a head teacher in a small school in the Yorkshire Dales – kind of autobiographic. He answered immediately and told me how much her loved my mail and that receiving encouraging mails is just plain awesome.
After this I contacted authors just to give them feedback or to tell them how much I love their work and I want to believe that they smile when reading my mail. Since I joined Twitter interacting with authors got much easier and I chatted with more brilliant authors, like Amy Plum or Ali McNamara.
I encourage you all to give more positive feedback – it makes people smile!