Getting Ready for the Mini-Interviews

dreamstime interview.jpgTomorrow, the good quality video camera we’re renting will arrive. Then this weekend, John will be filming my “Mini-Interviews,” during which I plan to answer some of the questions I’m most commonly asked by my readers. When my website is updated (soon, I hope) I’ll get those interviews up to share.

John’s been after me for weeks to prepare for these interviews, but I’ve had so many other things to do (a book to write, for one) that I didn’t get to focus on them until today. At Starbucks this morning, I finally sat down with those questions and transferred them to notecards. John would be happiest if I knew my answers by heart, but I think I should just be myself, which means plenty of “uhs” and “ums” and thoughtful glances at the ceiling. Why didn’t I join Toastmasters a couple of decades ago when I had time??

I’ll let you know how we do.


  1. Margo on March 13, 2009 at 8:46 am

    I’m excited Diane! I can’t wait till you share the interviews on your website…I’m sure you’ll do just fine even if you have ‘uhs’ and ‘ums’ in your conversation…that’s real life! I also can’t wait till you share more of your WIP! I really don’t know how you do everything…writing a novel, keeping up on the website, blog, interviews, research, promos…whew…you are one busy lady that I admire greatly. (-O:

  2. Denise on March 13, 2009 at 11:51 am

    I am sure that the mini-interviews are going to be fantastic, just like the new video trailer. 🙂

  3. brenda on March 14, 2009 at 11:51 am

    It is obvious on the Happy Booker’s Site that you THINK FAST…you will do great with your interviews!!!
    Hope everyone is enjoying reading…I am doing essays, research papers, etc…and rereading my Joanne Dobson books.
    One of my students (one of the very few who read) reminded me that Diane’s book (sequel)is out in May!!! Made my day…

  4. brenda on March 14, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    Just an aside–Nora Roberts’ books/movies—the movies will be on television soon…I’ll love grading papers while I try to watch some of them…
    Now-we want Diane’s books made into movies…

  5. Diane Chamberlain on March 14, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    yeah, we do!
    off to a slow start on the video interviews! a bulb blew in one of the spotlights. john’s gone to pick up another and i’m off to my grandson’s birthday party. we’ll get back to it tonight, i hope!

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