Monday, December 21, 2009

do you hear what I hear?


Yeah, that's about what I expect to hear tonight when I give my first ever author talk at the Benton Library.

The good news is, if I bomb, I get a chance to make it all better tomorrow at the Bryant Library!

I guess it's not really my "first" talk because a few weeks ago I met with 35 members of the Bryant High School reading club and I spoke to those guys. But they made it easy because they asked questions and all I had to do was sparkle.

What if nobody asks me anything tonight?

What if I lose my sparkle?

Tell me what you think I should talk about that will engage a crowd mixed with kids and adults. What would you want to hear that would keep you interested and maybe even inspire you to ask a question?

BTW, I can't believe Christmas is just a few days away. Happy Holidays to all my 'Nistas and all our friends in the interwebs. Thanks to all of our readers...we feel very blessed to have you guys in our virtual lives.


  1. Amanda Brice10:01 AM

    you're gonna do fab, darlin'!!!! Yay, Mel!

  2. Can you start off with a few of the questions the kids asked you? You're going to do great.

  3. It's going to be great!!! Tell them how you got to where you are--agent hunt, getting an editor, what revisions are like, etc. Bring in anything you can to show them (like your revision letter/marked up doc, what page proofs look like, what the ARC looked like, etc). I did that, and they loved seeing it!

    And bring candy/chocolate. :D