If you feel your reader poses questions that are too personal or explore topics that you are not willing to share, feel free to let the reader know this.
I am not comfortable sharing this, but what I can share is…
I hope to share this one day, but as of now, I am still working towards understanding…
I am sorry but your question is a bit too personal. Can we try another question?
Please note that there will be volunteers at the event to assist you. Should you need assistance, feel free to ask your reader for a moment and locate a volunteer. We will be roaming the area.
If the conversation lags, you might consider asking the reader:
Why did you decide to select me (my book)?
What do you feel are assumptions people make about those who share my identity?
What would you like to know most about my story?
Is there any aspect of my story you are particularly curious about?