I had never been to a Reading/Book signing before. So I was very excited when I saw a sign at my local Barnes and Noble about one with Young Adult author, Lauren Kate, in October. Lauren Kate is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fallen novels.
It was quite an experience to acutally get to meet an author in person. The event was attended by about 20 people. "Teardrop" is the first book of Lauren's new trilogy. I enjoyed this event because after Lauren read a chapter of her book, she opened up the floor to a Q & A session. She was asked a lot of questions and she was open to answering them all. After this, she signed her book with your name and took a picture with you if you wanted. I normally do not read Young Adult fiction, but her book seemed very intriguing, so I look forward to reading it and the rest in the trilogy.
Writing Tips from Lauren Kate:
You must read, read, read - it is priority
Do an outline for your story - it will help keep you on track
Finish any manuscript you write, even if you do not like it
Attend and participate in writing workshops. If you make a connection with someone there, keep that connection, they will be a good source of support
Take writing courses
Read books outside your genre and books you would not usually read. You just do not know where the inspiration will come from
Never give up writing, just write on
Have you been to a book signing? Any good tips you can share?