I swear for the better part of my life, nothing was going on in the Midwest. Apparently because we’re not NY or LA, we are just ignored, but that’s not cool! There are TONS of book lovers here (and what is Chicago? Chopped liver? Come on!) So, I’m absolutely stoked that authors are visiting us more frequently, particularly in my lovely Mitten state, the most recent being…
Alright. To be fair, I haven’t actually read anything by Susan Dennard yet, but I have heard some AMAZING things about her Witchlands series and I had a copy of Truthwitch that could be signed. Before Truthwitch, though she wrote her Something Strange and Deadly series, which is steampunk. How cool! You should check it out! But the best part about this event was getting to meet Susan Dennard!
This lovely woman is so real! Even though she sat behind a table on a stage, there was no separation between her and the audience. She was super open and honest about all of her answers and her experiences. She even joked around, which really highlighted her personality.
Though, my favorite part about getting to meet her was how much she and I have in common. Before becoming an author, she was a marine biologist and was going to graduate school. (I’m a scientist who’s going to graduate school, too.) Better yet, she’s lived in other countries and she speaks multiple languages! Being the audacious person I am, I asked one of my questions in German and she answered in German. I absolutely love when I get to speak German with people! 😄
This might sound silly, but as a writer it’s nice knowing that not all authors came from an English background. It’s encouraging to know you don’t need a an English degree to write well or become published. Gives me hope! ☺️
Okay! Back on topic (hahaha!), Susan Dennard is an amazing woman and I am very much looking forward to reading Truthwitch (which is on my August TBR!) Look for my review on August 27th and, if you ever get a chance to meet Susan Dennard, DO IT! She’s so awesome! 😎