As a writer just starting the journey to worldwide fame and celebrity (oh, see how my eyes glitter at the thought of receiving my first Nebula award…which, of course, will only happen once I actually write enough to get nominated for such things), it often feels like being doomed to the depths of endless obscurity. But, if an unsolicited request for a podcast comes along, it feels like the light just got switched on at the end of the obscurity tunnel.
While I was busy preparing for the Phoenix Fire launch at The Nexus, I was approached, much to my surprise, by Douw and Greg from Geek of All Trades for a podcast. It was a clear sign that word was spreading about the local writers and that we were, in fact, actually doing the thing – you know, writing and actually publishing the results.
So it happened that Ann-Elize de Ridder (author of Layers of Darkness) and I were sat down with our gracious and, oh, so punny hosts a few weeks before our launch at The Nexus. I’m afraid I was a bit less than eloquent on the day but, luckily, Ann-Elize was on fire and helped my floundering self through the challenges.
Have a listen to our wild race through space <<here>>.
This is your chance to hear me displaying all kinds of bravado on Release the Geek, the official GeekXP.co.za podcast!
Les (from Release the Geek) actually podcast ambushed me one sunny day while I was at home with my son (who was almost 3 months old at the time)…so, you might get to hear a little baby voice here and there. *blush*
All in all, I think it went quite well. And I put my foot in my mouth less often than usual.
Click here to listen to the podcast!
I did mention, did I not, that the authors of STORM were interviewed on the day of the book signing?
Les and Vic were an absolute treat on the day. Funny as always and all kinds of entertaining while us authors were trembling with excitement, fear, nerves, happiness and a whole mish mash of other emotions.
After joking around so much that I wasn’t sure we’d get around to the interview, the mikes were put on and we started recording.
I must admit, I feel like I didn’t say half the stuff I meant to say. I think I come across as bland to say the least. When I got asked how I got started…I think I was planning a ten-minute tangent, but I enigmatically got cut short. What have I learned? As an author, I get to be over the top and weird. Also, don’t pause between thoughts as you would in a normal conversation – if you stop for a moment, your interviewer will move on. Next time, I will most assuredly relax and just enjoy the whole process. (And yes, there will be a next time. *gleaming grin*)
So, with no further ado, please feel free to go check it all out!
You can find Release the Geek on their website, Facebook and Twitter (@GXPza).