In my Simon & Schuster newsletter for August, there’s a contest for fans of author Kresley Cole to win two autographed books, and a phone call with Kresley to discuss her books.
At first my inner 8 year old, who is very shy, got a major case of the tongue-tied EEEEPs and wondered how much of a complete cranking fool of myself I could be if on the phone with a favorite author. Then I thought, well, I’m very fortunate that I’ve been to three RWA signings and two RT signings and have walked up to many authors whose books I’ve really loved and been able to talk to them. So is there an author I’d want to chat on the phone with, about book topics or random stuff?
The more I thought about it, the more I thought how much I’d like to talk to authors who aren’t available on this mortal plane, like Kathleen Woodiwiss, who passed away a few years ago. I’d love to have a chat with her about her early books, particularly as she is cited by many (us included) as having written some of the earliest books that we identify by the current definition as romance novels.
If I had to pick authors that could be reached with physical telephones and not metaphysical ones… tough call (pun totally intended). So let me ask you – what author would you want to talk to by phone? Or would you not want to talk at all?