I received a phone call last week from Steve Kime, Director of Public Relations, for the City of Enid. He asked to interview me during the Good Morning Enid TV program about my newest book Secrets of Sandhill Island. It would be live at 7:30 on Thursday morning. Be there at 7:15. Yawn! He promised there would be coffee.
Well, that was unexpected, but sounded exciting so of course I said yes. Laura Sheldon, producer of the show, is originally from Corpus Christi and the book caught her attention because of the setting. Krista Beasley graciously conducted the interview and made me feel at ease. She kindly sent me a list of questions the day before so there would be no surprises early the next morning. http://www.enid.org/Home/Components/News/News/1747/25?backlist=%2f. This was my first TV interview and they’re right, the camera does put ten pounds on you (or more).
I tried not to show that I was nervous. Don’t fiddle with your hair or scratch your nose and sit up straight! I just tried to pretend I was talking to someone at a book signing and telling them about Sandhill Island. It turned out it wasn’t as hard as I thought. In fact it was a lot of fun. I was followed by a dog from the SPCA and had to give up my chair to her handler. The dog was named Dolly and she seemed nervous too.
I hope the interview went as well as I thought and someone will see it and enjoy the book. Maybe I’ll be called back for another book someday.