This morning I was a guest on Steve Bonenberger's radio program. What fun. This is my third radio experience. I was a guest on Bookchat about seven years ago. Then, I actually did the voice on a radio commercial. Then, today, another author opportunity. First, Cara (waving at Thursday's Craftie Lady)alerted us to the opportunity. Then, I sent an email letting Steve know I was willing. He wrote back with a date (today) and time (10 a.m.). Date: good. Time: not so good. Steve is Pacific time: Pam is Mountain time, and not just any Mountain time. Arizona is the only state (Indiana used to help out but no more) that never changes its time. My first thought was that when it was 8 a.m. here, it would be 10 a.m. there. Steve, then, offered his opinion using guy speak. Finally, we figured out when it's 10 there; it's 10 here. :) Go figure. Steve also sent questions. I called this morning - got through - and we began. I received a minute to tell about me. Guess I'm not boring; I wanted more than a minute. We did defining moment: Think Montgomery Wards, computer area, promise to mother. We did developing ideas (Yikes, I'm a SOTPs writer - developing really isn't a word I'm comfortable with). We did my current book (Yeah! It releases tomorrow). We did ACFW, my next project, and finally a message to America (I really don't have a message except have fun and be real while you're writing). All in all, Steve made it really easy and enjoyable. He has the kind of voice and manner that puts a guest at ease.
And, yes! Broken Lullaby hits the shelves tomorrow. The four Craftie ladies would love to do a giveaway. Simple respond to our posts this week (Pam, Roxanne, Margaret, and Debby), we'll keep track of names. Then, we'll announce a winner. The winner will not only receive a book from each of us, but probably a bonus or two (think earlier books, think trinket that goes along with the book).
So, read, write, post to our blog, and think about YOUR radio interview.