I love doing radio interviews!
Both Before the Storm and The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes are full of meaty subjects for discussion, and of course I enjoy talking about my books, but that’s not why I love these interviews. I love them because I can do them without make-up, while relaxing on the recliner in the sunroom in my pjs, if I so desire. Better yet, I can listen to the radio station on my computer in the minutes prior to my interview. That way, I get a feel for the host and I know what’s being talked about on the show. (Right now, I’m listening to a station in Connecticut and they’re saying some people spotted UFOs over Waterbury last night. . . I go on the air in a few minutes, and I’m not sure how I’m going to tie Before the Storm to UFOs, but we’ll see.)
I particularly like the call-in shows. Next week, Thursday, July 24th, I’ll be on the “Today’s Author” program on Blog Talk Radio, which is a station you can listen to on your computer, and you can call in to talk with me. I hope some of you will! I love talking to my readers on the air. It’s a 15 minute program starting at 8:30PM eastern time. The call-in number is 646-200-4071. I hope you’ll join me!
I go on the air for today’s interview in three minutes, and now they’re talking about how our world as we know it will collapse if the aliens land. This is going to be a hard act to follow!
How cool is this! I’ll try to dial-in next week Diane. Thanks for the heads-up. And, good luck with today’s interview. I’m sure you’ll do fine!
I forgot to add the “a” in my name above. LOL
Maybe I’m thinking I need to go out for a martini since it’s Friday. TGIF!
I’m sure you will find a way to conquer the aliens, Diane! Haha!
A martini sounds good right now. We are back in the hospital. Gunnar has 2 have surgury, he has pyloric stenosis. Poor guy is barely 3 weeks old. I will have 2 check out the radio show. Have a good weekend all.
Oh no, Krysia! Poor little Gunnar and poor you. I’m sure this has been a very rocky few weeks. In my previous career as a medical social worker, I knew of several infants who had pyloric stenosis and the surgery worked like magic. I hope that’s the case with Gunnar.
Krysia, I don’t know what pyloric stenosis is but I do hope that Gunnar’s surgery goes well! You have people that you have never met thinking of you and your baby. This blog is a wonderful thing.
Its the muscle at the bottom of your stomach that empties everything into the intestines. His is to big and causes him to projectile vomit after eating. The only plus is im able to get more of before the storm read.
Krysia, I hope little Gunnar recovers quickly!
My thoughts and prayers go out to you Krysia and Gunnar.
Diane, I am not TOO computer literate especially when radio is involved. Do we just go to “Blog Talk Radio” to hear the show next week?
Krysia, when is Gunnar’s surgery? Please keep me posted!
Well the surgery was yest and we are already home. he is back to his normal self. i am happy to be home, one more night sleeping in a chair wasn’t something i wanted. he is eating good with little problems.
GREETINGS FROM LONDON–WE LOOKED FOR THE BOOK IN THE BOOKSTORES…EVEN THE BIG CHAIN…THEY HAD NONE AT THIS TIME…TOLD ME THEY WERE ON ORDER-I DON’T KNOW…BUT THEY SHOULD HAVE IT…I WAS GOING TO TAKE A PICTURE…
WE ARE HAVING LONG LONG LONG DAYS AND NIGHTS BUT DOING A LOT AND SEEING PLAYS, STUDYING SHAKESPEARE…ALL OF IT…CAN’T BELIEVE THIS IS MY SECOND TRIP IN TWO YEARS-THANK GOODNESS FOR THE HUMANITIES…
MISS YOU-I WILL READ ALL OF THIS WHEN I RETURN-THE COMPUTERS ARE QUITE ARCHAIC AND COST A POUND FOR A FEW MINUTES.
Krysia, excellent news! What a relief.
Ann, I will check with blogtalkradio to make sure to get accurate info and post it here. I know they create a podcast from the interview in case you miss it, but hope you can hear it live.
Brenda, I’m not sure Before the Storm is out in England yet. Should be soon. It sounds like you’re having a great time. Enjoy every second!
Wonderful Krysia. Thanks so much for letting us know.
Waves to Brenda in London!
Diane, how did your radio interview go the other day?
Diane, I will look forward to info on blog talk radio. I have gone to that site and think I might be able to figure it out when I have time but if you get instructions first I will be glad.
Krysia, what wonderful news about Gunnar!!!!
Krysia, so glad the surgery turned out well and you and Gunner are both home now! Take care of both of you. Diane, I’m so excited about the radio show on Thursday. I will have Gary go to the site so we can listen to it…he is the computer literate one in our family, not me…however, if you do have more instructions that your passing onto Ann, I will share them with him. (-:
Thinking of you Brenda and wishing you a fabulous time in England!
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Visit us and see for yourself.
I BROKE DOWN AND RODE THE EYE TODAY-WE TOOK FAST TRACK TICKETS TO GO ON QUICKLY-WORTH EVERY MINUTE-I REFUSED TO DO IT TWO YEARS AGO BECAUSE I DID NOT WANT TO SPEND MY TIME IN LONDON RIDING A FERRIS WHEEL. IT WAS WONDERFUL BEING OVER THE CITY…SO HIGH.#
HAVE ENJOYED THE MUSEUMS, GALLERIES, PLAYS, ETC…WE GO 24/7…I AM PACING MYSELF TOMORROW-GOING TO HAVE AN ENGLISH TEA AND SOME MORE SIGHT SEEING BEFORE ON TO STRATFORD…
DIANE-I DON’T THINK YOUR BOOK IS HERE…I CHECKED TWO MORE BOOKSTORES TODAY…AM TELLING THE TEACHERS ABOUT IT THOUGH.#TO THE REST OF YOU-WILL CATCH UP WHEN I GET HOME…THEY CHARGE A POUND FOR 20 MINUTES OR 30 MINUTES ON INTERNET-DEPENDING ON WHERE WE ARE—THAT IS MORE THAN 2.00 AT HOME…WHEN I GIVE THEM 100 DOLLARS, I GET ABOUT 46 POUNDS BACK…
STILL NO LUCK USING A PHONE CARD-TALK TO YOU GUYS SOON#
I’ve been reading blogs through RSS, and boy, have I been missing a lot in here. Congrats, Krysia, and I’m glad your baby boy is fine after his surgery!
Lucky Brenda, and Diane, I’m going to try to tune in to your show later this week, although it’ll be mid slumber/b-day party for one of my girls, so we’ll see!
I wanted to let you guys know I had a short memoir piece published in an online lit magazine this week. I was so excited I was walking on air for a few days. I’ve posted the links on my most recent blog if you want to check it out.
Hope everyone had a great Monday!
Julie, congratulations! I just finished reading your touching memoir and it brought back many memories of my grandma’s house where we shared ‘reading time’…with wonderful smells coming from the kitchen. What a wonderful talent you have! I’d love to know more about the novel your working on.
LAST DAY IN LONDON-ON TO THE COUNTRY TOMORROW
I AM ON MY WAY TO HAVE A COUPLE HOURS OF REST-READING A BOOK-SITTING IN THE PARK…I HAVE PRETTY MUCH DONE ALL I WANT–SAME AS LAST TIME–JUST NEED SOME DOWN TIME ON MY OWN…IT IS A GREAT PLACE WITH THE MOST GENEROUS KIND PEOPLE…THEY HELP US DO ANYTHING WE CAN’T DO OURSELVES-ESP. TRYING TO DETERMINE THE AMOUNT OF MONEY…I COULD STAY HERE ALL SUMMER…AM CHECKING OUT A COUPLE OF BOOKSTORES TODAY FOR A BOOK TO TAKE A PIC FOR DIANE…
lADIES, MY TIME RUNS OUT BEFORE I GET TO READ THE BLOG-BUT A FAST: KRYSIA-GLAD SURGERY WENT WELL, JULIE-WILL READ YOUR MEMOIR ( WROTE A COLUMN FOR 9 YEARS TITLED THE WAY WE WERE THE WAY WE ARE—MEMOIRS…TYPED SOME OF THEM FOR MY MASTER’S PROJECT-IF I EVER GET THEM PUT TOGETHER, I WILL SEND YOU SOME OF THEM-YOU MIGHT ENJOY…DIANE-WILL LISTEN TO THE RADIO WHEN I GET HOME-HOW GREAT…I SPOKE WITH A WOMAN IN ONE OF THE BOOKSTORES WHO WAS FAMILIAR WITH YOUR WORK…STILL NO BOOKS TO SEE THOUGH…I THINK SHE BOUGHT IT AT A STORE SOMEWHERE ELSE
MARGO-THANKS FOR EMAIL…
GINA-I HAVE HAD SOME GREAT WINE HERE…THE OTHERS LIKE THE ALE, BEER, ETC…WISH YOU COULD JOIN US…
Natasha, I love the womenetcetera website and will definitely participate in the near future. Julie, congratulations! I will read your piece very soon. Brenda, have fun!
I plan to listen to tonight’s blog talk radio show (not mine) to see exactly how it’s done. Then I’ll post about it tomorrow so that I can give you all good directions for my own interview Thursday night.