Upcoming Reddit Ask Me Anything on June 14th


Some of you, on reading the title above, are going, “Excellent!”

Others are going, “Say what now?”

For people in the second group: Ask Me Anything (aka AMA) is a question and answer session conducted via the Reddit website.  Check out their Wikipedia entry for a more exhaustive background on Reddit’s history and mission, but here are some of the more  cogent aspects:

  1. Reddit is huge.
  2. It’s a discussion and aggregation website.
  3. It’s basically structured as a good ol’ online bulletin board.  Remember them?  No fancy graphics, no slick interface!  It’s what you say that counts, not how pretty your post looks.
  4.  It’s very wide-ranging.   It covers a lot of subjects, and they branch off into “subreddits.” (I’ll be on the /r/fantasy subreddit. )
  5. It’s the fourth most visited website on the Internet.  Yes, I said the fourth.

A lot of cool people have done AMA’s.  Here’s the raw list of previous /r/fantasy AMA’s. Pick a name, click on it — and it’s like you were right there when it was happening.  (Here’s a somewhat prettier list with upfront come-on blub, courtesy of Tor.com.)

I’m really excited about this.  It’s an honor to be invited!

I’m also a bit nervous.  It’s live, answer-as-it’s-asked.

Still I have a pretty good idea of what some of the questions will be, so I can prep myself beforehand.

On the day the AMA goes live, I’ll post the link here, on Facebook, and on Twitter.  You should stop by!  I’m planning to do it in the evening when most people in North America are home from work.  People in other hemispheres: alas, the world is round.  You’ll just  have to stay up late, if you’re in Europe, or get up early if you’re in India.

Random photo of a nice corner of my office. Just because.



6 Responses to “Upcoming Reddit Ask Me Anything on June 14th”

  • Anna Says:

    I thought one can usually post questions for AMAs a few hours in advance, in case one doesn’t have time while it’s live? That would be convenient.

    • Rosemary Says:

      Actually, they told me to create my account on the same day, with a note saying at what time I’ll be going live. I think that once I do that, you can drop in a question right away, but I won’t be replying until later. How’s that?

  • Laura Says:

    I can already tell you my question: do you have a timeline of when book 5 might come out, and if so, when will that be? 🙂

    • Rosemary Says:

      Laura —

      Yeah, that’s one question I think I’ll see a lot.

      It’s hard to pin down the answer to that this point, because it depends on a whole bunch of factors — including whether I self-publish, or go back to the traditional publishing route.

      I’ll have a better idea of what’s up in September or October.

  • Joshua Smith Says:

    Whenever I see one of these, I always have to resist the urge to ask how many licks it takes to get to the Tootsie Roll® center of a Tootsie Pop®.

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