A few days ago I was on Facebook checking out a post on the upcoming Authors After Dark Convention. AAD is among the best conventions for authors and readers to meet and party.
Anyway, I commented on the post that I hope to attend in 2015. I decided to pop my Convention cherry at RT because I desperately want to visit New Orleans.
Anyway, you know how when you comment on a post, you're alerted to other comments?
Well, later on someone was talking about how wonderful AAD is because she loved meeting her favorite authors, but then she went on to name a few authors who are no longer her favorites because of how poorly treated their fans.
The stories of such rude, ungrateful behavior made me gasp in outrage and brought tears of disappointment to my eyes.
It made me remember the few authors that are no longer my favorites.
But mostly, it made me think of the authors who have always been gracious and kind. I still remember jumping up and down when Eloisa James messaged me of facebook, and my giddy squeals when talking with Shana Galen and Grace Burrowes.
Even after becoming an author and interacting with several of them every day, I still feel like a starstruck fangirl.
And most of all, this story made me remember that all authors, including myself, are nothing without readers. We owe more than our livelihoods to them.
If it weren't for readers asking what happened next, I wouldn't have finished my last book ...or the one before that, or the one before that. If it weren't for readers complimenting my work, I wouldn't have bothered getting out of bed some days.
Seriously, you readers have no idea what you mean to me.
And I vow that I'll never stop adoring you and never become an ungrateful, snotty author.
With that, I can't wait to meet all you readers and my favorite authors at RT this year, and hopefully I'll see some of you at AAD next year!
Which authors have made your day and why?