|2010 Carol Award Finalist|
Still having a hard time? If you can't think of a way to begin conversation, remember that these editors and agents are as human as you. They want small talk too. Is the meal delicious? Have you especially enjoyed a class you've attended, or even made a new friend? These are great conversation starters. Your target will probably take a great breath of relief when they discover you are not going to ambush them with your great one-liners or shove another story idea in their faces.
If you're an absolute wreck of nerves, stay quiet and absorb the information around you. Don't feel pressured to say something if you don't have anything to share. Be relaxed and have a great time.
Just make sure you wipe your chin between bites.
S. Dionne Moore resides in Cumberland Valley with her husband of 23 years. An avid lover of history, it just makes sense for her to write historical romance. Her latest book, Promise Brides, is set in various locations within Pennsylvania, including Johnstown, Greencastle/Mercersburg and Gettysburg, and includes the 2011 and 2012 Carol Award finalists, Promise of Tomorrow and Promise of Time. Her cozy mystery, Polly Dent Loses Grip was a 2010 Carol Award Finalist as well.