Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Meeting The Author -- J.A. Jance

J.A. Jance is on a book tour right now for her newest Ali Reynolds book called Cruel Intent. She was at Borders Books in Dallas tonight. This was a great opportunity for me to meet one of the authors whose books I enjoy. My wife and I made a trip to meet her and we were not disappointed.

J.A. Jance spoke a while and answered some questions before she personally signed books. It was interesting to hear about some of the ways she came up with ideas for her books. She also explained why she had a different publisher for the Ali Reynolds series. I also learned her first name - Judith. She was a personable person and seemed to be able to tell a story as well as she writes one.

The other fun thing about going to meet the author was meeting other people who enjoy reading her books too. Some people were talking about re-reading all of Jance's books before coming to see her. One gentleman told me about having signed copies of all of her books. Wow!!!

If you have the opportunity to see her during her book tour, I highly encourage you too. Her next stop - Chicago - brrrrr!

2 comments:

JenningsJunk said...

Good for y'all! I'm glad it was such a good time. I've never followed through on going to see an author on tour (...won't be heading to Chicago, tho), but I'll give it more serious consideration for sure now.

Meadowview Thymes said...

I am so glad you got to do this. I remember how special and exciting it was when I went to see Susan Albert!
Wow, he has all her books autographed? How cool is that!