Step 2: Talk about the author's work: What resonated with you? What did you learn? Who else would enjoy this book and why? Whose perspective changed you? Will you read more books by this author? What questions do you have for the author? What lingering message or idea will you carry with you after reading this book? What character came alive for you and lives with you even though the book is finished?
Step 3: Learn about the author: their childhood, where they live, books they've written, their writing process, their favorite food, what they are currently doing, the path they took to becoming an author.
Step 4: Your teacher may reach out to the author via social media, phone call or email. Inquire whether the author would be willing to participate in a SKYPE call with students. Time is precious. Ask if the author would have 15-30 minutes for a call, keeping in mind their busy schedule. Suggest several dates and time options. Discuss FORMAT with the author. Depending on the available time, a conversation may be more beneficial than just a Q/A session. What format does the author prefer?