A few weeks ago, I was give the opportunity to be a guest on the Brian “The Hammer” Jackson’s podcast.
It was a marvelous experience, and as my fist foray into the world of being interviewed, I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Mr. Jackson and Ellen J. asked great questions, and I was thrilled with the amount of time they gave me to talk a little bit about myself, but also my debut novel, A Good Kind of Crazy!
I am not going to lie: at first I was crazy nervous. Mr. Jackson’s show boasts 2.5 million listeners, which is quite a daunting number. Perhaps I shouldn’t have looked up this information beforehand, because when the interview first began, I could hear my voice quaking in fear. But, soon, I was babbling away like I was having a kaffeklatch with two old friends. It wasn’t until the interview was wrapping up that I realized that I had momentarily forgotten that there were more than just Mr. Jackson and Ellen J. listening to me.
One added perk of the podcast was that I discovered I really enjoy speaking about the book, my characters, and how societal and cultural norms play a huge part in our personalities, experiences, and outcomes. I often say that when I am writing a book, the characters become like friends. I really get to know them, their experiences, and all of the idiosyncrasies that come together to form who they are. They may be fictional, but in mind, they become people who occupy my head space, just like real people do, and it is fun to get to know them.
Attached is the edited version of the podcast that the Brian “The Hammer” Jackson show prepared for me. If you are interested in learning more about me, my books, or my characters, give it a listen. Meanwhile, if anyone knows of any other podcasts that are looking for guests, I have been bitten by “the bug”, and would love more opportunities.
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