The Jersey Girls Read and Eat Book Group had a problem: they wanted to talk with me about my Whisper Horse novels which they had read, but they are located three hours away. I don’t drive over bridges (phobic), and there are several large ones between here and there, so I couldn’t come to them.
Their brilliant technological solution: Skype!
I’d never tried this before so I wasn’t sure how it would work but the Jersey Girls turned out to be tech wizards. They set up the Skype session so I was on the big screen for everyone to see AND on the small screen they could pass around so I could see the person asking me questions. Cool beans!
Here’s Michelle asking me a question via the iPad:
Here I am on the big screen considering my answer (can you smell wood burning?):
Here’s the group listening to my brilliant response (LOL!):
The questions were absolutely fantastic; they made me think about several aspects of my work in new ways (which is why I had to ponder so hard in the second photo).
I had a blast and I understand the Jersey Girls did too, which made me feel great. I’m hoping to do more Skype book group sessions, so if you have a group, let me know! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.