Out of the Host Seat: My First Author Interview
I was recently asked to participate in an interview with the blog Underneaththis. It was a first for me, being interviewed as an author. Actually, being interviewed period outside of a job hunt. I'm much more used to being the interviewer.
In my "other" life, I am a communications director. As part of that role, I produced and hosted a TV series on local television from 2007 to 2013. Over the course of six years, we produced 51 episodes, and I was in the host chair (and occasionally the kitchen, as you can see from the photo) for almost all of them. Tossing out questions is one thing. Having to catch and respond to questions is something else entirely! But it's fun.
I couldn't help wonder, though, how authors tackle such things if they have no media training. I like to think a decade in the communications industry and a master's in marketing will come in handy as I continue down this author path. I'm looking forward to sitting on the other side of the set (or, in this case, the other side of a computer) more often.
Anyway, thanks to Sem at Underneaththis for asking me to contribute. Check out the interview here for a glimpse into my creative process and what I've got coming down the pike.