Here’s something exciting– I was on television today!! Yep, that was little ol’ me, on the ABC 7 Morning Show, talking about Practice Makes Perfect and also giving my two cents on why sales of romance novel are up despite the recession. The show booked the interview three weeks ago, but it turned out to be perfect timing with all the focus this week in the media about why romance novels are doing so well.
This was my first television appearance and, surprisingly, it was less stressful than I had envisioned. I had pictured a crazy, hectic production set filled with tons of people, but instead everything was calm and orderly and the people at ABC 7 were wonderful. And maybe I’m the only person that didn’t know this about live sets, but there weren’t any cameramen– the cameras move around the set by themselves, like robots. Very cool. Sure, I had to wake up at 3:30 a.m.– which killed me seeing how I’m such a night person–but that was a small price to pay for such a fun experience.
So for those of you who are interested, here’s the video of the interview.
Speaking of Chicago authors… my friend Beth Kery is hosting a contest for the upcoming release of her next novel, Daring Time. After hearing Beth talk about the book, I’m SO looking forward to it. A time-travel hot contemporary set in Chicago– love it!! Beth is hosting authors at her blog all this month and giving away tons of goodies as part of the Daring Time contest. So head on over and check it out. Oh– and I’m doing a Q&A over there this Thursday, April 16th, and giving away a signed copy of Practice Makes Perfect and I’d love to have you come by!
Here’s the link for Beth’s contest: