Is it okay for random students to approach professors about their work?
There is a professor at my university who is a fairly well-known author in our state. She has recently published a book that I found to be absolutely beautiful. Her writing is amazing and it really moved me on a personal level. Would it be okay for me to approach her, introduce myself, and ask if there was a time we could discuss her book, how she got into the publishing world, etc.? As an aspiring author myself, I would love to get the advice of a writer I admire so much. The thing is, I don't want to do it in a way that makes me look like a stalker or a kiss up. Is it normal for students to approach professors out of the blue to talk about their work?