I love interacting with authors, but it wasn't always easy for me. I am pretty outgoing sometimes but I am also pretty introverted sometimes. It really depends on the individual situation. With people I know well, I am outgoing, but with new people I am more quiet & observant.
So interacting with authors has been difficult for me. It's gotten easier over the past year, but I still struggle with it at times. Having some great authors to talk to has definitely helped put my mind at ease.
Corey Ann Haydu, author of OCD Love Story & Life By Committee recently did a guest post on the blog. Now that was something I struggled with. Not with the post exactly, but with the process of emailing back and forth with her. She's an amazing lady and technically I didn't ask her for anything (she offered) but it was still hard.
Jessica Verdi is another author who I've interacted with on a fairly frequent basis. She wrote My Life After Now and The Summer I Wasn't Me. She's another awesome lady who has been very gracious. Not just to me, but to everyone. I've made it clear to her that I will shout about her books constantly and I cannot wait to read her next book (comes out in 2015)
Of course the list of amazing authors could go on and on. A.G. Howard, Victoria Scott, Anne Blankman, Emery Lord, Brandy Colbert & Sharon Biggs Waller. This is just a sampling of names that came to me first. There are so many other authors who've welcomed me, and my thoughts on books, with open arms.
So how has your interactions with authors changed since you began blogging? Who are the authors that have been particularly awesome?