What a wonderful idea, I thought, to actually be interviewed by someone who was professional and knowledgeable about my writing. What a treat. And so, when asked, I answered with a loud, “Yes.” How could I not and I found the experience most entertaining and educational at the same time.
First off, I am not the brightest person when it comes to computers and anything electronic hates me from the first handshake. That held true with trying to get Skype to work. It kept rejecting my passwords and then went nuts when I tried to reload with another email address. So, there I was panicking a full hour before the interview and poor Claire who resides in the UK was wrong on the time difference between there and here. She said 10 AM and it was 9:40 when I wrote on Skype asking if we were connected. She wrote back that she had just come home from shopping and that the time for our conversation was 10 and we had an hour to go. I told her it was coming up on 10 and then she realized the time difference was 4 and not 5 hours. So she set off to get the interview going.
She is incredibly professional. She sent me her list of questions and she followed that list perfectly. I was thankful that she had done that because I knew where we were going and there were no surprises.
I am attaching the link to the interview.
Please go and enjoy it and write back and tell me what you think. Claire can be reached at her site http://www.booktalkradio.info she can also be found at her page on Facebook:
So, if you are an author and independently publish you own works contact her. She is easy to talk with and lots of fun.
Jan and I were very fortunate to have as a dinner guest yesterday evening Diane Brinker who was one of the eight sisters of Kathleen Briles. There were 9 girls and 2 boys. Diane shared a lot of details with us and it was a pure blessing to simply be able to sit and talk with her. In some ways, having conversations with her and others, the people in these stories become family to me as I ride along listening to the fun days and the sad days. It is so sad to me to meet them with all this pain brought about by one person, and the tragedy is that Kathleen would not have died if the FBI had not failed to keep their computer data base up to date. Diane shared photos of her sister and her family with us. It was a wonderful evening but so tragically brought about. It leaves me with a major responsibility to write Nightmare in Terra Ceia with as much sensitivity as I can muster.
Just opened an e-commerce store. You can find it at Gordon-Kuhn-author or gordonkuhnauthor.com
I know it is confusing. Yes?
Everything I do is confusing. Computers hate me. Wrist watches hate me. Anyway, you can find me on the internet and by my books there, comment on them, write me and tell me what’s happening. AND I look forward to hearing from you.
Best to you, Gordon.
Good morning, afternoon, evening!….I have a lot of followers from all over the world. Some of you may be celebrating Thanksgiving and some of you may not. Even so, I wanted to write you and say thank you for following this site. I have over 700 people following this site. That is quite a lot and I am honored to have you here
As a writer, I need to have people read what I write. Without you I am just someone sitting at a computer wasting time.
You are what is important to me individually and collectively. You power my day and my nights. Knowing you are there keeps me interested in what I do and hoping that what I do gives you pleasure. Otherwise, why do it.
So, regardless of what you are doing this day or this night when you read this, regardless of where you are; I want you to know that I am glad you are out there and I want to hear from you. I also am inviting you to my new site. And, I want you to please subscribe there and make comment to me. I need your support and I need your input into what I am doing. So, don’t be shy. Thanks again, Gordon.
My new blog and bookstore is located at http://www.authorgordonkuhn.com
Mark Coakley is a retired attorney turned true crime writer. He has two books out currently and a great blog site including a video of an interview. You can check all of that out at: http://markcoakley.wordpress.com/about-mark-coakley/
This coming weekend Mixon Fruit Farm in Bradenton, FL will be the scene of a huge celebration with over 90 craft and food vendors. The Wallenda family will also be there and will do highwire acts.
I’ll be there as well with my books and will be signing and selling them.
They expect over 7,000 people!
I was interviewed and photographed today by The East County Observer. The fellow who interviewed me had a lot of questions about not only my book The Pelman Murders but also about my two books of poetry. We met at a local restaurant that I frequent for coffee and just because I like the people who work there: Bob Evans.
I’ve only been interviewed a few times and find each experience a bit different from the last. This was no different. He told me he was limited on space but the photo was important and he took 4 shots. It will be interesting to see what he writes. I hope I didn’t confuse him with all the information I gave him.
I would have liked to have had a chance to discuss the new book but it will take care of itself when the time comes.
Anyway, it was an experience. Next week the paper will come out.