A couple of months ago, a librarian asked me to talk to her library group about the Booktown Mysteries. The only thing was, they were out of state. What's a person to do?
For several years, I've offered to talk to reader groups via Skype, and no one has taken me up on it. I kind of forgot about it, so it was a bit of a shock when I got approached to talk to the group in February. The day they were meeting, I was scheduled to be out of town. I didn't want to take a chance on iffy Internet connections, so we rescheduled for this week.
This week is here.
I didn't have Skype, either.
I do now. And thanks to my pals, Ellery Adams and Julie Hyzy, I tested it and had two very nice long-distance discussions, and I got to see my friends, who I haven't seen since last April. Weeee! This is fun!
Now the real test comes on Friday when I fire up my laptop and talk to that library group. Gulp! I'm off to go get beautiful!
Do you use Skype or a service like it?