Hobnob with Authors

This is a group for readers and authors to connect.

DO introduce yourself in the Author Introduction Thread, and then sit down and chat. Join the on-going discussions (they'll offer you plenty of opportunities to talk about your writing). Once we feel that we know you, then we're more likely to be interested in taking a look at your books.
DO NOT start a thread about your book.

Book promotion posts are allowed, but should be made in the appropriate threads:
Science Fiction and Fantasy Books
Romance Books
Mystery, Thriller and Suspense
Young Adult and Children's
All Other Fiction
When you post a book promotion or special offer, please let the readers know if free copies are available in return for reviews.

DO introduce yourself in the Reader Introduction Thread, and then join in the discussions. Ask questions. Get to know the authors. Offer to review books (you'll have to give the author your email or mailing address).
DO NOT let the authors do all the talking. It's bad for them. :)

OTHER THREADS that may be of interest:
Free Stories by Hobnob Authors
Authors what are you working on?
List of Books by Hobnob Authors (2015 Edition)

This group differs from the Author Chat group in that those are scheduled chats, and this is more free-form. Authors also have the Writers Brag and Rag Bag group for author-to-author talk.

See more about how to use LibraryThing if you're an author or publisher, without running into the "no promoting" sections of the site.

Total members: 1,822 members

Recent members: AstoundingBruce, BrianSouth, SGriner, tkflor, TammyLeeDwyer, UbiquitousBubba, Kai45, KenMagee, Mindi25, LarryGerovac, F_A_Tallahassee, misterkel, TomasByrne, IsaboeOfLumatere, rongeigle, Kaye-Pascal, Lyndatrue, D.P.Allen, DevonTF, Dbilyk, MarJanita, LukeF.D.Marsden, Koenstuyck, Aly3636, lmillerconnect, GregHowes, DavidMKelly, robertleebeers, Marie_C._Collins, ykwanloo

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Reviewer Etiquette 26eLPy, Today 4:36pmignore
Reader Introduction Thread 33RidgewayGirl, Today 6:20amignore
Who says a horror novel can't be scary AND funny? "Floyd & Mikki: Zombie hunters" is hilarious! 3RidgewayGirl, Today 6:08amignore
Authors and Bookstores 19RidgewayGirl, Today 6:05amignore
What makes a good supporting character? 2Dbilyk, Yesterday 10:22pmignore
Author Introductions 2015 44LShelby, Yesterday 7:47pmignore
Ebook vs Print Pros & Cons List 21DABlankinship, Yesterday 3:56pmignore
Anybody use StoryCartel? 17RidgewayGirl, Yesterday 2:05pmignore
Snippet Game - necessarily an evil thing 10LarryGerovac, Yesterday 9:46amignore
Vote on New Hobnob Group Owner 50LShelby, Friday 9:41pmignore
Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Promotion 8DABlankinship, Friday 11:51amignore
That feeling after the book is done... 46LShelby, Thursday 7:47pmignore
Fiction Book Promotion 5BrianSouth, Thursday 4:52pmignore
Writing Techniques 12LShelby, Thursday 3:43pmignore
Authors, what are you working on? 10AstoundingBruce, Thursday 2:15pmignore
Those damn books 5rongeigle, Thursday 9:45amignore
Mystery/Thriller/Suspense Book Promotion 2kceccato, Thursday 8:31amignore
First Book Published - regrets? 9KenMagee, Tuesday 7:45amignore
How to Destroy a Group 63elenchus, Monday 1:31pmignore
2015 Reading about Writing 5Cecrow, Monday 10:56amignore
Blog Tour 6Dbilyk, Monday 8:56amignore
Why Do I Write? 33GaryBabb, Monday 2:32amignore
Check out the new Group Description 14eLPy, Monday 2:15amignore
Somethings Wrong! 13eLPy, Monday 2:04amignore
Young Adult and Children's Book Promotion 2kceccato, Sunday 2:49pmignore
List of Books by Hobnob Authors (2015 edition) 18LShelby, Sunday 2:48pmignore
Paperbacks here I come! (Please read and share your own experiences!) 5Dbilyk, Sunday 1:55pmignore
Ancient Magic Meets the Internet 9KenMagee, Sunday 10:58amignore
Free ebooks – Good, Bad or Ugly? 12GaryBabb, Sunday 2:41amignore
This is a Test 4eLPy, January 24ignore
How many times have you started your story/book/concept over? 25eLPy, January 24ignore
Why are you drawn to your genre? 8eLPy, January 24ignore
Really Want to Hear From People 16eLPy, January 24ignore
Non-fiction Book Promotion 1LShelby, January 24ignore
The Query Letter experience 9LShelby, January 23ignore
Romance Book Promotion 1LShelby, January 23ignore
Recall of Your First Published Book 3LShelby, January 23ignore
Book Reviewer Looking For Books To Review 1Kammbia1, January 22ignore
About that Plot... 15LShelby, January 22ignore
Reviews Sought 98evawallace, January 22ignore
Will you review my book about a small town veterinarian? 1maloneycj, January 17ignore
Wildcard - sci-fi - free copy for review 2buffyloverlori, January 17ignore
Interesting Data 10GaryBabb, January 10ignore
I love research 21LShelby, January 7ignore
My new Fiction Thriller has been released. 4GaryBabb, January 7ignore
All That Glitters 2eLPy, January 7ignore
Southern Writer's Magazine/Great E-book Sales! 2eLPy, January 7ignore
Author Promotions! Your Announcements Go Here! 39DavidMKelly, January 6ignore
Giveaways! 86Aly3636, January 6ignore
It's 2015 - Authors Please Check in 8eLPy, January 4ignore
Authors, what are you working on? 199eLPy, January 3ignore
Reviews / Discussion 6eLPy, January 3ignore
Maze Runner parody in exchange for reviews 1slslsl, January 2ignore
Author Promotions! Your Announcements Go Here! 208Marie_C._Collins, January 1ignore
Author Book Exchange - I'll Read Yours if You'll Read Mine 1LShelby, January 1ignore
Seeking REVIEWERS FOR my book (astrology on RELATIONSHIPS, CAREERS) 2ykwanloo, January 1ignore
5 historic fiction books in exchange for reviews 1EdSolar, December 30, 2014ignore
5 cozy mystery books exchange for reviews 1EdSolar, December 30, 2014ignore
Must-read books about writing? 15eLPy, December 28, 2014ignore
Dark Legend: The Supernatural Chronicles (YA Fantasy;Free eBook) 1R.A.Reene, December 27, 2014ignore
The Glamour of Steampunk 9LShelby, December 26, 2014ignore
Co-authoring 10MarysGirl, December 26, 2014ignore
Children's Illustrated Books 10LShelby, December 22, 2014ignore
Author Introduction Thread 139LShelby, December 19, 2014ignore
Writing through past pain and heartache 3DianeKChamberlain, December 18, 2014ignore
List of Books by Hobnob Authors 109LShelby, December 10, 2014ignore
Unusual (Non-Human) Characters 19eLPy, December 10, 2014ignore
Ethical problem 6eLPy, December 10, 2014ignore
Ideas for boosting reviews? 10eLPy, December 10, 2014ignore
What books/authors inspired you to write? 7eLPy, December 10, 2014ignore
Prohibition-era mystery, The Yankee Club 1Michael-Murphy, December 1, 2014ignore
Addiction and recovery books 1BethSmyls, November 29, 2014ignore
List of Books by Hobnob Authors (2014 edition) 56LShelby, November 28, 2014ignore
"When Sirens Call" Giveaway 1PaulAdkin, November 18, 2014ignore
Offering my reviewing services for romance and erotica writers! 1One_Curvy_Blogger, November 16, 2014ignore
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a thriller by Khaled Talib - The Examiner reviews 1SleuthReader, November 15, 2014ignore
What do you think is the best way to advertise or sell books? 32LShelby, October 2014ignore
Interview with Betsy - DAW lead editor 1reading_fox, October 2014ignore
Reviewers needed for historical romance 2Andrew.Jonathan.Fine, October 2014ignore
Free On Amazon Today (10/15/14) 1morribro, October 2014ignore
just checking 3GaryBabb, October 2014ignore
Suggestions for improvement sought 1AlanHJordan, October 2014ignore
New Imprint for Native American Authors and Stories 3elenchus, October 2014ignore
Sceadu | Your shadow holds a secret 3PrashantPinge, September 2014ignore
Review ecopies available for "Between Before & After" 1AmandaDick, September 2014ignore
New approach for promotion -- even my dog is getting into the act 3MaryChase, September 2014ignore
New Release: Blog Tour & Giveaway 1SLEaves, September 2014ignore
Fantasy Novel:Medieval Knights fighting dragons is one thing, but medieval knights fighting the walking dead? 1W.A.Rusho, September 2014ignore
My New Young Adult Book 1TCoffey0126, September 2014ignore
My new book helps readers overcome their fears, doubts, and frustrations as they grow towards perfect trust in God. 2douglas_trueman, September 2014ignore
A new story 1MKHunt, September 2014ignore
A Library Thingy Book Giveaway - My Book is Pending 3llwroberts, September 2014ignore
1,001 Tips for Writers 2joannasephine, September 2014ignore
Unique World War 2 Biography - 'Escape, Evasion and Revenge: The True Story of a German-Jewish RAF Bomber Pilot' 1MHStevens, August 2014ignore
Love to Share My New Book 1LRyanRiley, August 2014ignore
Flee The Bonds By V.J Kavanagh 1VinceK, August 2014ignore
New Author: Lost in Pain 1J.J.Dice, August 2014ignore
The Yankee Club book release 1Michael-Murphy, August 2014ignore
New to this group 2TimSharrock, August 2014ignore

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