Wednesday, March 31, 2021

I’m Exhausted!

 3 31 20201 


I had a new book launch on March 9th and, of course, I’m doing what I can to promote it. I never feel like I do enough, but…when I put it all together for my newsletter yesterday, I realized how much I’d done!



I won’t repeat all of that here, but I do want to give credit to two women who are going above and beyond to help authors. Tiffany, the host of Cozy Mystery Author Chat, and Leah Bailey, host of Cozy Ink podcast.


I was nervous about both of these because I haven’t done anything quite like this before. Hopeton Hay had me on his radio show live, in Texas, twice, and that was nerve-making, too. But, like both of these talented women, he set me at ease immediately.


Tiffany and I went on for a while. It was like we’d known each other for ages. I didn’t have a script, but she must have. We never ran out of things to say. I don’t know if this is as interesting to watch as it was to do, but it was so much fun! This one was video and audio, recorded and shown later, so there would be a chance to edit if we fluffed.


 My only problem was my lighting. I can NOT seem to find a place to do online stuff where something doesn’t reflect in my glasses. If you watch this and see me moving my head all the time, I’m trying to get rid of the reflection. The image I see on my screen is backwards from a mirror, so I kept getting it wrong!



The other was recorded with video, but only the sound has been broadcast. It was also pre-recorded. That makes it so much more relaxing! Leah, too, ran a great interview. It’s much shorter, but never dragged, and I think we got everything in that we wanted to.


 (If you really want a list of all my other “appearances” in March, sign up for the newsletter and I’ll shoot it out to you.


 I’ll close with saying I have such admiration for these women and am so glad they choose to spend their time doing this! I won’t be very nervous if/when I do this again.




 Stay safe. Take care of yourself and each other.

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  1. Thank you Kaye!! I loved having you! Can't do it without authors like you coming on to chat with me.
    Such kind words!

  2. Aw, thank you, Kaye! It was fun interviewing you, and you were amazing!

  3. What would we do without people like you, Tiffany and Leah? Mutual admiration.

  4. Busy time, Kaye! I've done radio shows. I tend to over-prepare for them. Often, the host is thrilled because they really don't know what to ask me!

    1. I should not have gotten nervous for these, since they were recorded and fixable. Funny, I was less nervous when I did the live ones in TX! Thanks for stopping by.