Social media has revolutionized the relationship between an author and a reader. Before authors were these monolithic figures that seemed remote and cloistered from their fans.
Now with social media, especially Twitter, authors have never felt so accessible and responsive. I love tweeting at my favorite authors and receiving a reply back. OMG THE AUTHOR KNOWS ME!!! Ok…not really, but a girl an pretend, right?
So, Simon & Schuster is doing this really cool thing with Shindig, a website that facilitates interviews and online chats using live video. They’re hosting a summer chat with the authors of some of the hottest YA books out now, like Burn for Burn, Crash and Winger.
It’s free to RSVP and attend these author events. The first one is happening TONIGHT at 7 p.m. See the other Simon & Schuster events and times below. Get ready to chat it up!!
Chat with Your Favorite Authors This Summer
June 11 – Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian (BURN FOR BURN)
(RSVP Here: http://www.shindig.com/event/firewithfire)
June 18 – Lisa McMann (CRASH)
(RSVP Here: http://www.shindig.com/event/crash)
June 25 – Andrew Smith (WINGER)
(RSVP Here: http://www.shindig.com/event/winger)
July 2 – Corey Ann Haydu (OCD LOVESTORY)
(RSVP Here: http://www.shindig.com/event/ocdlove)
July 9 – John Corey Whaley (WHERE THINGS COME BACK)
(RSVP Here: http://www.shindig.com/event/wherethingscomeback)
July 16 – Abbi Glines (BECAUSE OF LOW)
(RSVP Here: http://www.shindig.com/event/becauseoflow)
July 23 – Neal Schusterman (UNWHOLLY)
(RSVP Here: http://www.shindig.com/event/unwholly)
July 30 – Carmen Rodrigues (34 PIECES OF YOU)
(RSVP Here: http://www.shindig.com/event/34pieces)
I’ll be attending the YA summer chat series, and would love to hear your feedback if you attend as well!