Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Experiencing Skype

I had my first book club Skype chat today. Anybody Skype? Maybe I'm way behind the times, but I found it very strange to see a mirror image of myself (postage stamp sized) beneath a screen full of ladies who were gathered to discuss my book. Not bad strange (I actually really liked the experience!), but out-of-body in that I saw myself having a conversation. It was like watching a stranger. Or hearing my voice on the answering machine. (Don't you hate your voice on the answering machine?!?) Anyway, we had a great time, or at least, I did. The group asked excellent questions, and I hope I was able to shed some light on my writing process and where The Moment Between came from. I've been dying to talk about this book with people--this was a great start.

If you have a book club and would like to discuss The Moment Between (or any of my other books, for that matter), I'd love to join you in person (if you live within a 60 mile radius), or via telephone, email, or Skype. Drop me an email!

In other news, I have yet another chance for you to win a free copy of my newest book. Amber Stockton just posted an interview about the book and a giveaway. Just follow the link, leave a comment, and cross your fingers! This book will be a signed copy, and if you win I'll write you a love letter. Okay, maybe not a love letter. But it will be a nice note, I promise.

My in-laws are flying in from British Columbia today, so I may not blog for the rest of the week. I'm guessing we'll be having too much fun to worry about blogging, checking email, or doing anything besides enjoying each other's company. Have a great week!


  1. i just bought the book last week. planning on starting it this weekend. i've never skyped, but my mom just bought us a webcam since my dad is leaving for iraq with the national guard. maybe one day we can skype since we're on opposite ends of the country. :)

  2. My crit partner asked me about skyping. I'd never heard of it before. At first I got an image of one of those skippo things... isn't that what they're called? Or maybe Skipit... Does anybody know what I'm talking about?

    Have fun with the in-laws! Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend! All I know is that on this side of Iowa - the weather is phenomenal. Grill lots of frozen pizza!

  3. Hope you like the book, Amy! I'll look forward to hearing what you think. :)

    Katie, I have no idea what Skipit is. But the mental image I had to paint to imagine it made me smile. Thank you. :) Skype (the video phonecall thingy) is awesome. I highly recommend it.