Tuesday, November 17, 2015
As an author, getting to hang out with readers like this is incredible. You get to see what books mean to teens, and there's nothing more beautiful than a young reader who is literally starry-eyed when speaking about your characters--or those of another author. Readers bring so much to each book they read, and it's fascinating to see what they found within the pages of a book that connected to their own lives.
As authors, we think of books as things we give ourselves, the products of our own creative efforts. But they are more than that. They are gifts we give our readers, and sometimes those readers give back to us more than we could ever have imagined.
That's why we write, isn't it? To connect? To inspire? To let someone feel.
It's impossible not to love the readers who love our books. Meeting even a few of those in person can truly make you remember why you do this. And they make it all worthwhile!
In short, this is a love letter to readers. Thank you for reading my books, or anyone else's. Thank you for bringing characters into your hearts and bringing them to life!
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