Preparing for Radio Interviews

Radio interviews are a terrific way to get you and your book noticed. Check your local radio stations for shows about books and authors or even news programs that report on entertainment in your area. Send them an e-mail, just like a review request, including an author bio and a blurb about your book, and you might be granted an excellent opportunity for promotion.

After your first interview is scheduled, you’ll likely experience a feeling of euphoria mixed with nausea. The best way to get over your nerves is to be prepared. To do that, anticipate what questions might be asked and how you could answer.

Here are some common questions:

What is your book about?

What was the inspiration for this book?

What writers do you admire?

When and why did you begin writing?

What are your current projects?

How did you publish your book? What led to this decision?

First, think of what you want to say, and then write your answers down. Practice with a friend. Prepare until you feel you’re ready. You’ll be calm and ready when you enter the studio.

During the interview, relax and have fun. The time will be over before you even notice.

Good luck!

I’m going to have my first interview on Shelf Life hosted by Catherine Sword, Librarian at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Library. I’ll be talking about my fantasy romance novel To Catch a Ripple and the writing process.

Tuesday, Jan. 28        5:30pm
Thursday Jan. 30       9:00am
Sunday Feb. 2            5:30pm

WhiStle Radio 102.7
http://whistleradio.ca/shows/shelf-life/

Spinach Bean Tomato Soup

The weather’s getting colder so it’s time for comfort food. For me, nothing’s more comforting than a bowl of soup. This is a recipe I made up last night.

Spinach Bean Tomato Soup

2 pieces of bacon, sliced

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, chopped

1 540mL (19 oz) can of mixed beans

2 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped

2 bay leaves

1 teaspoon oregano

1 liter (32 oz) chicken stock

1 bunch of spinach

 

1. Fry the bacon in a dry pan until brown and crispy. Remove.

2. Fry the onion until soft. Add the garlic. Fry for one minute.

3. Return bacon to the pan and add the beans. Cook together for one minute, then add the tomatoes, bay leaves and oregano.

4. Put in the chicken stock. When it comes to a boil, add the spinach.

5. Bring the soup to a boil again, and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 30 minutes.

 

Serve with a piece of crusty bread. Enjoy!

Confessions of a Night Owl

Mornings are evil. I’ve always felt this way. As a teen I rolled out of bed at noon to face my mom, “Did you have a good sleep?” she’d ask, but it meant, “You’ve been asleep this long?” She was a day person, up at dawn, asleep by midnight, like most of the world. On the other hand, I was still awake at dawn and slept until noon. Years later, nothing’s changed. On weekends and holidays I’m awake until the early hours of the morning, watching videos, listening to music and writing. I’m most productive at night when the world is dark and quiet. But, most don’t understand. They think that because I sleep until the early afternoon that I’m lazy. I’m not. I’m awake for the same amount of time as a day person, and I do my best work at night, so why is working from five to three considered less productive than nine to five?

I guess I have to face it. I’m a night person in a day person’s world. From Monday to Friday I crawl out of bed at 6 a.m. and face life with a strong cup of coffee. And I’m not alone. I found many night people living in a daytime world, those of us who prefer the other side of midnight. Many are creative. Helen, the main character of my novel To Catch a Ripple, is the same. Whenever she can, she stays up until the early hours of the morning, reading, baking and writing. She finds a like spirit in Rob. Nighttime brings them together, when they share their thoughts and feelings and let their love grow.

Just as Rob and Helen found each other, I’ve found that there are many of us night owls. We shouldn’t be ashamed of sleeping most of the day away. Nighttime is our time. Day people don’t know what they’re missing.

Debut Novel: To Catch a Ripple

My first novel, an urban fantasy called To Catch a Ripple will be published by World Castle Publishing. I can’t wait for the next step in my writing career! Stay posted for excerpts and release dates.

To Catch a Ripple

K. Rosemont

For the first time, thirty-two-year-old Helen has fallen in love, but her lover is chained to a curse which keeps them from being together.

After a fire destroys her Toronto apartment, teacher Helen Knight moves in with Robert Seagrave, a charming, elusive novelist. When he discovers she is also a writer, Robert persuades Helen to share her stories with him. Night after night, they create tales of love everlasting, until one day fiction becomes reality.

But, under the Seagrave curse, love is forbidden. The head of the family, Lord Gabriel, is the spell’s core and he dictates what Seagraves can do, where they can go, who they can love. No Seagrave can leave the family and no outsider can enter.

In order to be with the one she loves, Helen faces her inner demons and seeks to break the curse, but as she begins to unearth family secrets, she becomes the focus of Lord Gabriel’s wrath.

 http://krosemontauthor.weebly.com/

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