Book Clubs & Webcam Events
Every book deserves a good drink. After weeks of historical research and multiple trips to the liquor store, I created the New Jersey Automobile, made entirely with ingredients that would have been available in 1914, and based on a cocktail of the era!
And if your book club is looking for more resources about the story behind Girl Waits with Gun?
Check out the Q&A on the press kit page
Meet the real people behind the characters
Take a look at Constance Kopp’s world (and read her actual press clippings!)
In this modern era, we can get together anytime, anyplace. If you’re in a book club, and you’re reading Girl Waits with Gun, let’s talk! Read on for more about how to schedule a Skype event or phone visit with your book club.
Keep in mind that we can also get together in person at any of my events around the country. I’d love to see you there!
If you've never done a virtual author event before, here's what you need to get started:
- A computer with a strong Internet connection at your meeting place.
- A webcam with a microphone. Most laptops and tablets come with a built-in webcam.
- Install Skype on your computer (it's free) and set up an account. If you prefer, we can also use the video chat feature in gmail or Google Hangouts. It's also free--you just need a Google account.
- A projector so that you can project the video image on a screen for the whole group to see. This is not entirely necessary, but if you have a large group, it might be awkward for everyone to gather around the computer screen. If possible, you can also plug speakers into your computer so the group can hear better.
Once you have all those pieces in place, I'll be happy to test the equipment with you before the meeting.
We can even do a 'virtual' booksigning!
If your group would like to buy books from me, I can sign them before our event, write personal inscriptions, and ship them to you. Books would simply need to be ordered in advance through the bookstore my husband and I own, Eureka Books. Members can order individually, or just ask me about ordering a quantity and having them all shipped in one box to one place. (Click here to find out more)
If your members already have books they'd like signed, I can sign bookplates during our event, send those to you, and you can add the bookplates to your own books.