I was at the library with Trooper a few weeks ago and happened to look up at a poster on the window by the door. It was a poster for a 'Meet the Authors' event, and the last featured author was S. Raven Storm. I paused there in the doorway, trying to remember where I knew that name from, and it finally hit me--a blog subscriber.
When I came back from my trip to Florida last month, I had a new blog subscriber with an unusual email address. I won't share it all with you, of course, but suffice it to say the words 'raven' and 'storm' were in it, and it caught my attention. Usually email addresses are more random, initials, numbers, pet names, whatever, so this one stood out. When I saw it there on the library door, I just knew it had to be the same person. I thought, what are the chances that there are two Raven Storms, one a writer and one a book blog subscriber? But really, the chances of that are probably greater than a subscribing author who shows up at the Dover Public Library! I mean, seriously, what are the chances?
So I got home and looked her up, and saw her books listed as erotic paranormal or something like that, which I avoid, but with the weird happening, I couldn't help going in to meet her at the event. When I got there I went straight to her table and introduced myself, and people, she made me feel like a real celebrity. We got our pictures together and everything, as you can see. She had read Kergulen and began following the blog because she liked it so much. It turns out that she doesn't really write 'paranormal erotica', she writes 'paranormal romance' with explicit scenes, which really is different, trust me, so I plan to check out her first book, one of these days when I'm devoting more time to reading.
Raven tells me that there are a lot of events for authors in the Orlando area, so maybe I'll meet a lot more people there once I've settled in. For now, it's all about final field trips, goodbyes, and packing.
Thanks for reading!