Are you a Loretta Chase fan? If so, you may want to check out an upcoming Virtual Q&A tomorrow (April 14th) at the Cary Memorial Library. I’ve attended a few virtual events from this library in the past and they have been great fun. It is always interesting to “see” authors that we generally only know through their work.
As Loretta said in a post on her website:
“One thing I’ve deeply missed during the year of self-quarantine is the opportunity to get out and talk to readers. That, however, has not stopped me from talking, usually in a small rectangular box on a screen. On the plus side, these virtual events have offered opportunities for us to get together from the comfort of our homes or favorite hangouts.”
Here are the details for the event:
When: Wednesday 14 April at 7PM
How: You can register via this link.
Or, if for any reason the link disobeys you or sulks or otherwise refuses to cooperate, you can click on this link, which will take you the the Cary Memorial Library Calendar, and follow these steps:
If you are interested in the event but can’t attend, don’t worry, it will be livestreamed via Facebook and recorded and uploaded to the library’s YouTube channel.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a sudden urge to go read Lord of Scoundrels.
I attended one of these events at the Cary library—they seem to have a vibrant and engaged romance community, with quite a few events scheduled virtually. The thing I went to was a panel discussion, and Loretta Chase participated! It was great fun, and I thought the library did a great job with the tech setup. Thanks for the tip, Elizabeth! I’m going to sign up.
I went to that panel discussion too and it was definitely fun. I loved that the authors there were fans of each other. I hope this even is equally enjoyable.
I signed up for this event so long ago that I’d almost forgotten about it! This time around the video stream didn’t work for me, but the audio did and that was the important part.
I really enjoyed the q&a, and I took heart from the fact that Loretta Chase is a slow writer. I always feel as though I should be able to write more quickly, so it was reassuring to hear an author I admire saying that her books take shape over years rather than months. I was sad, however, to hear that she has never felt inspired to write about Dominick, Dain’s illegitimate son from Lord of Scoundrels. Every time I re-read LoS, I wish there was a book about that boy. Like the equivalent of Heyer’s Devil’s Cub.
Jilly, I took heart in the fact that Loretta is a slow writer too and was interested to hear that she took a break for a number of years along the way. I wonder if one of the reasons that she hasn’t felt inspired to write about Dominick is because she wrote LoS so long ago. She did mention that she is very different as a writer/person now than she was earlier in her career, so that may play a factor.