If you remember my rather modest goals from last week:
1. Do not make a fool of myself (loosely defined as babbling incoherently, giggling uncontrollably, passing out, or making any unfortunate bodily noises);
2. Talk about my writing;
3. Get people to come to the conference;
4. Wish my Gram a happy 95th birthday (two weeks early) on the air;
and 5. Do not make a fool of myself (can't say it enough).
And I managed to accomplish most all of those goals!
I got there and was shown to the Green Room:
It wasn't green. But the couches were comfortable, so it was all good.
At the appointed time, I took my seat:
But I didn't take it very far.
We got underway. I'd met Mary Griffith at a Christmas party a few years ago, and she remembered me, so that was enough of an ice breaker to calm me down.
Mary made the interview fun and easy--and she invited me back! I'm pretty sure that means I didn't make a huge fool of myself.
My fellow interviewee was Pollee Freier, who's written a book called Snickers, the Preacher Cat.
Pollee had done interviews with Mary before, so she also managed to project enough calm that it wore off on me.
Side note: Do you like that top? I had on jeans and boots with it. I consider that my "Business Casual Cowgirl" look. If there is such a thing as that.
We talked about the conference, and to top it all off, I managed to wish my Gram a happy early 95th birthday. I didn't get a lot of chances to talk about my books, but again, Mary invited me back, so I hope when I get signed by a publisher, I can go back and talk about just my writing.
I may have misunderstood about the podcast, so it may not be available, but otherwise, I think it went really, REALLY well! Thanks go to Pollee for inviting me, and to Mary for making me feel so welcome!