Did you know that there is a growing phenomenon of authors who are visiting book groups to participate in discussions of their books? I think that this is an amazing way for authors and readers to connect. What can be better than to read a book and then have the opportunity to discuss the book with friends in your book club and talk to the author in person or via speakerphone?!
Check out this article from the Philadelphia Enquirer about Joshua Henkin, author of Matrimony, it's called Author, Your Group is Calling. It talks about how Joshua Henkin has met with over 80 book groups in person or by phone. So, if you want to have an author chat with your book club definitely consider contacting Mr. Henkin.
This is one of my goals for the coming year, to have an author chat with my book club. I would love to hear what your experiences have been with author chats. So, please comment and share them with us.