Twitter: Tweet the Author then SKYPE the Author: Wow “Together Tea”

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Twitter Conversation: With Author, Marjan Kamali

Peta Cappello ‏@PetaLibrary2013 13 Aug

@MarjanKamali Together Tea Book TKS for skyping our bookclub! Ënjoyed your wit, insight and revealing conversation. Looking forward sequel!

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Marjan Kamali ‏@MarjanKamali 17 Jul

@PetaLibrary2013 That is wonderful news! I hope you’re enjoying it!

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Peta Cappello ‏@PetaLibrary2013 16 Jul

@MarjanKamali hi our book club “Ladies In Read”with Krysty is reading your book this month.

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THE JOURNEY…

I never imagined I would be skyping an author about their book, however after completing the TAFE study course on Social Media, I started using twitter and following authors.  When my book club “Ladies In Read”finished reading “Together Tea”we decided to contact the author and see if she would skype our next book club meeting.  What a fabulous night we had!  “Together Tea”is set in Iran (Persia) and America.  Our hosts for the night prepared a delicious Persian Feast using recipes from the book.  Some of us wore traditional Persian dress in colourful silk and we all had our copies of the book on hand.  Skype was connected and we had the exciting experience of talking with the author ‘face to face’ so to speak.  It was so very interesting learning about how long it took to write the book and why, the fact that she had 3 endings and had to choose which one to use, the negotiating with publishers who wanted to change her story and deciding on a retail price.  Learning how she got the inspiration for her characters and hearing of her shock when traveling to America after leaving a war torn country to find American’s celebrating death with halloween.  I’m so exciting to be learning to communicate in such a modern way.  I’m positive it is important to move with technology.  My children were very impressed with Mum skyping and tweeting… just quietly, so was I 🙂 …

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About Peta Cappello

TAFE Mt Druitt, learning about social media. I have 3 children who know more about social media than I do! Really enjoying the steep learning curve.
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