I was in the gym last week, running nowhere on a treadmill when I noticed that the woman beside me was reading SOMETHING MISSING.
I was thrilled. One of my first discoveries of my book “in the wild.”
But just as quickly as the adrenaline shot through my body, I was stuck.
What to do?
As a reader, if the author of a book that I was reading was standing beside me, I think I’d want to know and would hope that he or she would speak up.
But as an author, it’s not so easy to look across exercise equipment at a complete stranger and say, “Guess what? I wrote that book.”
Is there any way to let a reader know that you are present without sounding like a stalker or a loser?