I’ve had readers say that they come to my books because they want to connect to my characters. I LOVE that!! I spend so much time with these imaginary people that I’m thrilled when they make new friends. 🙂
Speaking of making connections, I wanted to share my go-to question for making a connection with my teenagers. (I have 3!)
But, before we get started, I should remind you about my new book, Her Billionaire Mistake, available on Amazon. Not only will you connect with Brooklyn and Asher as they fall in love, but with the town of Eureka Springs. You’re going to love it!
Okay, so when it comes to connecting with teens, there’s sometimes a brick wall. They walk through the door after school, drop their backpack by the door, grab food, and head to their rooms.
And you’re left with crumbs.
Maybe even wondering where the sweet little child who ran off the bus and into your arms–and told you all about finger painting and finally making it down the big slide–went.
You probably even ask, “How was school?”
To which they reply, “Fine.”
There is a simple follow-up question that can get you at least one more sentence.
Wait! I forgot to tell you that Her Billionaire Mistake is FREE for KU and Amazon Prime readers.
Okay, so my go-to question is: What was fine about it? (Or, what was good about it? Or, what was okay about it?)
And then… I listen. I give them 100% of my attention–not in a creepy way–but I pay attention to their answer.
Don’t expect miracles. Aim for a 1-sentence reply.
That’s a victory!
Keep asking. Keep trying. Keep listening.
And, maybe one day you’ll email and ask me what the trick is to get them to stop talking. LOL
Thanks for joining me today. Don’t forget to pick up your copy of Her Billionaire Mistake and connect with Brooklyn and Asher.