April 28: Before we leave for NY with Stewball for our next rally to Alaska on May 5th, we have a radio interview that will feature both The Long Road to Paris and our own adventurous lifestyle. The weekly Thursday program called Starstyle is the brain child of host Cynthia Brian and airs on Voice America’s World Talk Radio. According to Cynthia, Starstyle’s goal is to provide enriching and empowering programs to global listeners while exposing listeners to books and their authors. Her philosophy is: “To be a leader you must be a reader. Read, lead, succeed.” Our hope, of course, is to get greater exposure and interest in our novel through this outlet. Who knows, maybe even literary or movie agents listen to this broadcast. We can hope. 2.5 million listeners is a LOT of people!
The broadcast will air from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight time on May 3rd. Not all of the show is devoted to books and interviews. Our part begins at 6:17 pm. The live broadcast URL is: http://www.voiceamerica.com/worldtalkradio/vshow.aspx?sid=764 We hope many of you will listen in at that time. We’re just a little nervous since this will be the first live interview we have done. It’s different from magazine and newspaper interviews we’ve done in the past. Even the TV interview we did was not live. This time there is no do-over! I watch the news at night and listen to interviews with politicians, world leaders, sports and movie stars and wonder, how do they do this with such composure? Do they have coaches? Scripts? I’m sure experience helps.
If you cannot listen at that time, archives with photo, description and link will be maintained at : http://www.starstyleradio.com under Radio and the date of our appearance (May 3, 2012).
So, if you can’t tune in, cross your fingers for us that for 20 minutes we can be entertaining, intelligent and, enlightening and that we won’t seriously flub our responses to whatever she throws at us. Picture this. Ed and I sitting in one room, each with a phone at our ear, pretending that it’s just a conversation with a new friend over a glass of wine, ( no real wine until it’s over) introducing her to our lives and our book, while at the same time, staying aware that this is a world talk show and we’re trying not to offend any listener anywhere in the world! No big deal, you say. Really?
After this is over, we hope you will comments on the blog to this newest adventure. Our next post will be the first one for our New York to Alaska rally with Endurorally from England.