Saturday, May 7, 2011
APPEARANCE ON WOMENSRADIO
I received a wonderful email yesterday. It was from Jennifer S. Wilkov who hosts the #1-rated show on WomensRadio called “Your Book Is My Hook.” She invited me to be her on-air guest for two interviews, which will air back-to-back. I’m psyched!
Turns out, she read a recent review of my book Hooked that appeared last week in the Seattle PI from a posting on Blogcritics.org, written by Raquel Byrnes (which you can see here: http://blogcritics.org/books/article/book-review-hooked-write-fiction-that/ Raquel, if you’re reading this… THANK YOU!
This is just too cool. Ms. Wilkov’s audience is a loyal following of cross-industry professionals, authors, writers, agents and editors, and her show is #1 on the network. I’m in high cotton! These are my peeps…
Just a few of her past guests have included such well-known writing industry personages as Dominique Raccah (Sourcebooks), Deb Brody (Harlequin), David Hancock (Morgan James Publishing), Larry Goldbetter (President of the National Writer’s Union), Phil Sexton (Publisher & Community Leader at Writer’s Digest), Peter Rubie (Fine Print Literary Management), Katherine Sands (Sarah Jane Freymann Agency), Elizabeth Pomada & Michael Larsen (Larsen Pomada Literary Agents), Jennifer DeChiara (Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency), Elizabeth Fowler (Clear Pictures Entertainment), Mike Sacks (Editorial Staff Member at Vanity Fair and Author) and many others.
Past prominent authors she has interviewed include Julia Cameron (International Bestselling Author), Debbie Macomber (#1 New York Times & USA TODAY Bestselling Author), Jason Pinter (Bestselling Author), Victoria Moran (Oprah-featured Author of ten books including an international bestseller), Suzy Welch (3-time NY Times Bestselling Author & Keynote Speaker at the WBENC 2010 Annual Conference), Brunonia Barry (NY Times Bestselling Multiple Award-Winning Novelist), Carla Neggers (NY Times Bestselling Romance Suspense Author), Carley Roney (co-founder & Editor-in-Chief at The Knot.com) and others.
And now… me…
We’ll be prerecording two interviews of 10-15 minutes each this Monday and it will air on her show during the week of May 16th. The first interview will be as an industry professional, re: the art and craft of writing as a writer’s coach, and in the second interview, about my own experiences as an author with a focus on my book Hooked.
As it turns out, Jennifer and I have something else in common other than being writers.
She did time, too.
In Riker’s Island.
You can read about her amazing journey on her website at: http://www.jenniferswilkov.com/
You can access WomensRadio at http://www.womensradio.com/ and Jennifer’s show at http://www.womensradio.com/users/Jennifer-S.-Wilkov/143/episodes.html
I’ll post how to reach her show and when it comes on. She also has a blog containing the interviews and a blogpost I wrote for her on story beginnings.
And, the main problem was I had to locate a landphone for us to do the interview on… and we don’t have one. All of us at our house only have cell phones. Landphones seem to attract creditors… Finally, I was able to locate one—at my mother-in-law Jane’s house. Turns out it’s nestled between a mound of dinosaur poop and the pterodactyl cage… (Kidding... sort of. I mean, who has a landline any more? Well, Jane, thank God!).
Anyway, I just wanted to share this exciting news with you folks. My son Mike and I were interviewed for two days in a row a few years ago on MSNBC-News over youth baseball and that was cool, but I’m more pumped about this. I’ve got more of a radio face… I think it will air Tuesday, May 17 at 9 am ET.
I’ll post more after our interview about how it went and how many cigarettes I had to smoke to keep my cough down…