"Before I 'became' a writer
I often attended the bookstore readings of my favorite authors.
They were the 'Rock Stars' of my world and it was a thrill to
meet them in person. Now that I am a writer myself, I continue
to attend readings so that I can tell authors in person how I
enjoyed their work, to hear their actual voices, and to support
my writing friends. Also, after spending long hours alone at
my desk, its always a pleasure to get out and feel part
of the writing community at large."
"Going to a bookstore
reading is like going to a rock concert. Yes, it's true, you
could enjoy listening to your favorite music in the comfort of
your own home but there's something special about being in the
presence of the artist as he/she performs. So, too, with attending
a book reading by an author whose work you appreciate. Rock on!"