Tonight, at 8 p.m., R.J. and I will be interviewed, by phone, for a podcast. It isn't the first time we've done this; we've done quite a few in the last couple of years. I bring this to your attention because, in this new age of authorship (what a fun word!), we are learning many new ways of promoting our books.
I think back to when I began writing for publications. Computers were new - I actually attended a working seminar at Walt Disney World to learn how to use one - and the internet wasn't even dreamed of then. Publishers and agents decided how a writer's work would be announced to the public.
Today, the writing field is filled with thousands who believe themselves to be writers, and the avenues to make their work known to the public are just as diverse. Inevitably, these facts result in having some writers whose work is not worthy of promotion, and some promoters who should think twice about doing podcasts.
R.J. and I have been lucky enough to be interviewed by people who have done their homework; reading our books, checking out our website, etc., and they are a joy to interact with. Their results on Facebook or You Tube have been a delight, and really do result in increased interest in our writing. Only once or twice have we been disappointed by someone who was ill-prepared.
I can say with confidence, because we've done this host's podcast before, that our time on-air tonight will be well spent. We list our podcasts on our website, so please check them out. We so enjoy interacting with the host or hostess and talking about our experiences. We hope you enjoy listening and will let us know (through comments here, or through email) what questions you might like answered on future broadcasts.