This is a local event where authors get to connect with readers, sit on panels, sell books and other such activities. I got contacted it when I was stopping by to sign the Armchair Reader: Book of Incredible Information copies at my local Barnes & Noble. (To me this seems a basic duty, help out your work and help your local bookseller.) The manager asked me if I’d like to participate, and I said “sure.”
I confess to being a little nervous about it, as I am about all public events, but it’s part of the whole gig. One resolves to just bull ahead, do one’s best, and be glad such events exist. I’ve wanted to do more to help the community in my professional capacity, and now’s my chance, so…Leeeroyyyyy Jennnnkinnnns!