That is what I am saying about human nature, if the reader has the author / editor standing next to them, they will ask a whole bunch of questions whilst they have the chance. I know I would, wouldn't you? The way I look at it is if people are interested enough to ask questions then they are interested period. Its what we used to call in the sales industry, buying signals. That's about as close too 'can I please find out more about your story,' as they can get before handing over their hard earned cash for the privelege. And lets not forget we authors may own the rights to our work but readers own the sole rights to interpretation, and its different every time.