Getting a video right is hard. Thinking up questions, focusing the camera, setting the lights — trying to put someone else at ease when you are darn nervous yourself. I’m usually pretty decent at dealing with these things — (although there was that time that Alma Katsu had to start the interview over twice when someone walked into the room , or when I ran out of film in the middle of an interview for Marcia Talley. Sigh.)
But, what you never expect is to forget a fact — especially an author’s name — especially when that author is your very dear friend! To be fair, I’d only done twenty interviews in a row that day (hey, either you grab authors at conferences or it’s hard to pin them down — and boy is my voice hoarse in the clip) — but seriously, how on earth do you forget your friend’s name?
So here in all it’s glory, at Susan’s insistence, is our Blooper outtake reel. Have fun!
What Susan doesn’t know, is that Harlan Coben knows all about it. This is a little souvenir that is coming to her by mail today!
And here is footage from Susan’s Agatha acceptance speech (yes that is me shrieking next to her):
Now, the winner of Susan Boyer’s book: Lowcountry Boil is: Deborah D ! Please contact us within ten days to qualify for your prize.
Here’s a blurb from Lowcountry Bombshell, so hot off the presses, it sizzles!
Private Investigator Liz Talbot thinks she’s seen another ghost when she meets Calista McQueen. She’s the spitting image of Marilyn Monroe. Born precisely fifty years after the ill-fated star, Calista’s life has eerily mirrored the late starlet’s—and she fears the looming anniversary of Marilyn’s death will also be hers.
Before Liz can open a case file, Calista’s life coach is executed. Suspicious characters swarm around Calista like mosquitoes on a sultry lowcountry evening: her certifiable mother, a fake aunt, her control-freak psychoanalyst, a private yoga instructor, her peculiar housekeeper, and an obsessed ex-husband. Liz digs in to find a motive for murder, but she’s besieged with distractions. Her ex has marriage and babies on his mind. Her too-sexy partner engages in a campaign of repeat seduction. Mamma needs help with Daddy’s devotion to bad habits. And a gang of wild hogs is running loose on Stella Maris.
With the heat index approaching triple digits, Liz races to uncover a diabolical murder plot in time to save not only Calista’s life, but also her own.
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Join us next Tuesday when Manda gets the scoop on our own Lena Diaz’s latest book.
And on Wednesday we have a bonus visit from Allison Brennan and Laura Griffin. Gwen pins them down to talk about their collaboration, Crash and Burn.
Who doesn’t love Cherry Adair books? She’s an incredible writer, the prolific author of over 32 bestselling, suspenseful action adventures. In print interviews, she’s fun — but in person? Well, this firecracker is hysterically funny, will keep you on your toes, and is absolutely not to be missed.
Cherry sat down with me a few months ago to tell me a little about her books, her life, and how she got both her wonderful Montana accent and a life coach named Murgatroyd. Remember to leave a comment below to be entered to win a copy of Ice Cold!
Hope you enjoy her as much as I do!
So, today’s question is do you have a secret person, real or imaginary who gives you that boost — or should I say kick you know where — when you need one?
Thanks Cherry for stopping by! Don’t forget everyone, to leave a comment below. One lucky commenter will win a digital copy of Cherry’s newest, hottest release in the T-FLAC series, Ice Cold! (See the trailer Here.) So make sure you’re entered by commenting! Cherry will be stopping by today and tomorrow to answer questions, too!
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Brenda Novak Attends Conference Sans Panties (and Other Embarrassing Moments in the Life of a Bestseller)
Being a bestseller isn’t all champagne and roses (well, there is champagne, just not all the time). What happens in those frantic moments trying to get to the airport, packing from trip to trip, and living the life of celebrity on tour? Well, darling Brenda Novak reveals all to her readers in the video interview below! I wanted to thank Brenda for stopping by and remind everyone that in a few short days, When Lightning Strikes, will finally be out. I absolutely cannot wait! Please keep the conversation going by posting a comment below. Once again, Brenda will be stopping by to say hello and answer your questions. Sending you hugs and hoping Brenda puts the same smile on your face she put on mine. http://youtu.be/4aMJSYxEbrg The winner of an autographed copy of When Lightning Strikes in a Brenda Novak tote bag is Kitty Katz Mom and our second winner of an audio version of When Lightning Strikes is C.K. Crouch. Enjoy! And see you all here next Tuesday when our very own, BESTSELLING, Gwen Hernandez, talks about writing that massive novel you’re all dreaming of — with the help of a program called Scrivener. Can’t wait to find out more about it. Once again, Brenda Novak will be stopping by to join in the conversation. What are some of your most embarrassing moments? How do you deal with life’s little curve balls? In the meantime, sending all of you hugs!