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Update on the radio interview–unintentionally otterly chaotic

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This is where I have to admit being slightly unclear on the concept. For some reason, last week’s live interview with Tracy of the Mamie Dowd Eisenhower Library  was lodged firmly in my head as radio. Or podcast. Something aural.

So, I grabbed some books, thinking  I could show them to Tracy as we talked and she would be inspired for questions. And I dressed for a radio interview. Very casually. Not in catchy colors. And no makeup. After all, who would see me? I never dress up for work, where I was headed later, so the only person who’d know would be Tracy and an engineer.

Wrong. Oh wrong. This was TV.

So, about the only thing that went correctly on a visual level was a mass of fluffy blond hair, my trademark, and possibly wilder and fluffier than usual. And the books. I brought Spokes, On Call: the Collection, and Donal agus Jimmy.

Rare Event 5 star reviewI’d sold everything else at Pride. I’d ordered stacks of books from Dreamspinner earlier in the week, but they hadn’t arrived yet, nor had the printer shipped my stock of Otter Chaos. Two of the books, The Rare Event and A New Man, had special ties with this library, since I was inspired to write both by non-fiction I’d picked up there. (They have a rotating display at the top of the stairs, and I read the lower left-hand corner book, no matter what it is. It’s generally interesting.) And I had neither book on hand.

NewMan[A]FSSo, learn from my error. Keep copies on hand at all times: you never know when you’re going to need them. And put ALL the details on the calendar.

The interview will run on local access TV later in the month, and will be available on YouTube. I’ll post links when available so you can all have a giggle at my sartorial distress contrasting with (hopefully) high quality audibles.

Also, we have a winner from last week’s “Guess the title” contest. Trix, check your email. I would totally buy that book.

 

 

Getting nervous–radio interview and a giveaway

NewMan[A]FSTomorrow morning, I’m going up to my local library to tape a radio interview with the lovely librarian Stacy. She was charmed to know I not only obtained reading material at her branch, but plot bunnies. Possibly I may get to tell my story about reading the book in the lower left corner of a particular display, no matter what it is, just to keep my horizons broad. So far this has resulted in two novels and one WIP.

Rare Event 5 star reviewThe books with roots tracing back to that fateful library display are The Rare Event and A New Man. I’m planning to take the books (I had to purchase my own copies for reference, plus some. Plus a lot, actually.) with me, forest of sticky notes and all.

To take my mind off speaking to a microphone, I’ll offer a prize of one copy of your choice of those two books to the winner of the “name that plot bunny” contest. To enter, give a title and a subject for a non-fiction book, real or invented, that might be the book that sparked the WIP.

otter chaos (1)While F*** Like a Mink: the Sex Lives of Mustelids, was not the inspiration for Otter Chaos (Now on preorder at 99 cents, what are you waiting for?), that’s the sort of loopy entry you might offer.

Go wild, and if the winner’s read both possible prizes, we’ll talk. Entries open through Monday, Sept 28 at 11:59 pm.

 

On the Coming Soon page at Dreamspinner–A New Man

NewMan[A]FSSenior year of college is for studying, partying, and having fun before getting serious about life. Instead, Chad’s days are filled with headaches and exhaustion, and his fencing skills are getting worse with practice, not better. Then there’s his nonexistent love life, full of girls he’s shunted to the friend zone. Is he asexual? Gay?

Grad student Warren Douglas could be out clubbing, but his roommate is better company, even without kisses. He’s torn up watching Chad suffer, gobbling ibuprofen and coming home early on Friday nights. If Chad weren’t straight, Warren would keep him up past midnight. They’re great as friends. Benefits might answer Chad’s questions.

A brief encounter with lab rats reveals Chad’s illness—he needs surgery, STAT, and can’t rely on his dysfunctional parents for medical decisions. Warren’s both trustworthy and likely to get overruled—unless they’re married. “You can throw me back later,” Warren says, and he may throw himself back after his husband turns out moody and hard to get along with, no matter how much fun his new sex drive is. Surgery turns Chad into a new man, all right…

…but Warren fell in love with the old one.

Preorder now, read on February 9, 2015.