Thursday, October 13, 2011

YA INDIE CARNIVAL: Favorite Fan Experience

This week on the Carnival we are writing about our favorite fan experience, but to be honest I don't have one.  I met a woman at Wal-mart one day who was reading one of my Harlequins and was nearing the end.  She kind of threatened me.  I think she was kidding.  She said if the main guy died she was going to hunt me down.  I just looked at her like 'okay, that's an overreaction.'  She also asked about my cats and some other personal stuff, and that kind of freaked me out until I realized she'd read my author's bio.

I guess I would have to say that my favorite fan experience was not really a fan experience at all but rather a sweet gesture.  My first book had come out and my best friend's 12 yr old daughter was visiting.  She sat at my kitchen table with a notepad and a pencil and quickly scribbled out a short letter.  Then she gave it to me.  I was like: What's this?

"It's your first fan letter," she said.  "I wanted to be the first person to write you one."

Aw, isn't that cute?

Anyway, it meant a lot to me, and I stilll have it somewhere.  Of course she hadn't read the book at the time.  She was too young to read a romance novel as far as I was concerned, but it's the thought that counts.

News:  For a limited time, Kimberly Kinrade is selling signed copies of her YA paranormal thriller/romance Forbidden Mind. As an All Hallow's Read bonus, she is also including some awesome gifts with each purchase... including a very special bonus to the first 5 lucky people who place an order. Get a copy for yourself and buy one for a friend in celebration of All Hallow's Read. For more details, visit

Courtney released her Bloodstone Saga finale, My Tattered Bonds.

Check out The Paranormal Plumes Haunted Book Tour in Savannah Halloween Weekend!

30% of the royalties of Lexus Luke's Manitou The Sky People Saga go to the ASPCA.

The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines will release on Oct 21. Here is the book trailer:

Here is the list of my other Carni writer friends.  Take a peek at their favorite fan experiences.  I'm sure they have to be more interesting than mine.  :)

T. R. Knight
P. J. Hoover
Madeline Smoot
M. Leighton
J. L. Bryan
Suzy Turner
Dani Snell
Patti Larsen
Nicole Williams
Rachel Coles
Cindy Tefft
Cheri Schmidt
Laura Elliott
Fisher Amelie
Courtney Cole
Cidney Swanson
Lexus Luke
Amy Maurer Jones
Kimberly Kinrade

Happy writing!


Dani @ Refracted Light said...

What an incredibly sweet fan experience. I love that your BFF's daughter wrote you a fan letter! The other one, while a bit unsettling, is at least gratifying in that she was VERY invested in your story... lol.

Anonymous said...

OMG! I think I would have cried. I love that your first fan letter was hand written by such a sweetheart. The other gal sounds like a character from Sienfeld! Creepy, but funny too:)

T. R. Graves said...

You have a great story about your first fan letter. Thanks for sharing!

K. C. Blake said...

Yeah, I thought it was adorable, and getting a fan letter from someone special that you know is way better than getting one from a stranger.