Today I'm chairing an event at the Penzance Literary Festival - 2.00pm to 3.00pm at the Acorn Theatre - featuring two debut novelists, Liz Fenwick (The Cornish House) and Catherine McNamara (The Divorced Lady's Companion to Living in Italy).
It'll be interesting as the books are very different, and I'm looking forward to hearing about the approaches each author has taken. But what questions to ask? More to the point, what makes a good event from the audience point of view?
I like it when the authors talk about things you wouldn't get from an article. I always like factual information, and for it to be funny. I must admit, I like it when they're dressed interestingly, although that can be distracting from what they're saying.
But over to you - what makes an author event good from your point of view?