When I decided to become an author I had ONE goal in mind and still live by that goal: REACH ONE READER!!
What I mean by that is that I want to make ONE person smile everyday, one person get lost into a world of laughter, light mystery, and forget about life for a while.
No matter how easy or how hard your day is, we still need the down time. That was what reading a book did for me. I’ve never claimed to be a literary great or a read that you have to think really hard to follow the plot. I’m like a beach read. Something that you can pick up and know that you will smile, laugh, and think how on earth does Tonya come up with these crazy characters.
That was and still is my number one goal. So…when I decided to become an author, I wanted to connect with readers the way I would want an author to connect with me. I like hearing how authors work, but I LOVED hearing about their everyday life and things they enjoyed because I felt like I was stepping inside of their world. If I liked that, then I hoped my readers would like that. Of course I have to talk about writing and books, but mostly I’m about everyday life on social media and on my blog. Plus I LOVE giveaways and I love giving them away. I’m a giver…so sue me!
What does coffee have to do with all this? I LOVE COFFEE!! I’m addicted. It’s bad. Six years ago I started posting a daily good morning coffee photo on my Facebook. It took off like gossip in a small town and I found a fun way to connect with my friends and readers on social media. I’ve even gotten a lot of fun coffee items mailed to me from my reader friends. (BTW..I don’t use the word FAN because that word rubs me wrong. Readers are readers, like me!)
Every night I look forward to getting up the next day because I know I’m going to get to have coffee with a few thousand of my friends!
What about you? How does your favorite author connect with you??