“Thank you for your book Stranger To The Game,” I said.
He glared. I thought he’d dust me off with an inside pitch.
“Did you get the title?” he asked.
I smiled and nodded. “Baseball today has trouble matching what you knew and loved.”
Gibson’s grin exploded like one of his fastballs. “Good!”
I thought WE had just won the World Series.
The moral of this story?
If you’re going to talk to any author, bring a “why.”
You loved the book. So?
Have a detail. You may not have 30 seconds. Find a talking point now.
The first paragraph?
The final chapter?
When your next book comes out, wouldn’t you want the same interaction?