Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tennessee Valley Author Event: Spotlight, Interview and Giveaway: Andrea Smith

With the Tennessee Valley Author Event looming only days away, I'm spotlighting some of the authors from the event! For those of you who can come to the event this is a great way to get to know a little bit about each of the attending authors ... and for those of you too far away to come, this is a chance to discover new authors and new books that just might be right up your alley! And so, without further ado:

Brandi Kennedy: Andrea Smith, welcome to my blog!

Andrea Smith: Hey, it's great to be here!

Brandi Kennedy: Why don't you tell my readers a little bit about yourself?

Andrea Smith: Well, let's see - I'm from Southern Ohio. I have two grown sons and four grandchildren. I started my writing career about twenty-five years later than I would've liked to, but I truly love what I do better than what I did before!!

Brandi Kennedy: And will TNVAE be your first signing event, or are you more of a seasoned pro at this point?

Andrea Smith: This is actually my fourth - or maybe fifth signing. I love doing these even though I'm not what you would call "seasoned" at it. The best part is meeting readers that really love what you've written. I also love meeting authors that I admire and find myself doing a bit of "fan-girling" myself. I guess the biggest thing that I've learned in attending these is you can always expect the unexpected which is what makes it so much fun!

Brandi Kennedy: How many titles do you expect to have available by the time of the event?

Andrea Smith: Possibly ten.

Brandi Kennedy: Wow, that's a lot! Will you be bringing all of your titles to the event?

Andrea Smith: No. It's simply a matter of logistics and ergonomics! Some of my early books, specifically the Baby Lite series are rather lengthy, i.e., heavy. I always bring order forms if readers would like signed copies mailed to them.

Brandi Kennedy: That's definitely understandable. In the meantime, is there a way for fans to contact you, if they wish to order signed copies of books you won't be bringing with you? Or if they won't be able to attend the event but would like to order books anyway?

Andrea Smith: Certainly! My facebook author page has a posting on the timeline with a Google form for just that purpose.

Brandi Kennedy: That's great! What other forms of social media can readers use to follow you and your writing?

Andrea Smith: Goodreads, and Amazon of course.

Brandi Kennedy: Well, I'm really looking forward to meeting you at the Tennessee Valley Author Event, Andrea. Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my questions today.

Andrea Smith: Thanks so much for taking the time for this spotlight interview! I am so excited for this event, and look forward to meeting you in person!

Alright, readers, there you have it! Andrea Smith!
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2 comments:

  1. This will be my first event as a blogger. I am excited to meet everyone.

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