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Today's post is written by Jessica Sanders — host of Jessie's Coffee Shop on KLRNRadio.
Radio Interviews with Kitty and Fido
Hi, let me introduce myself. My name is Jessica or Jessie for short. I host an internet radio show (podcast) where I invite authors to talk — yes, verbally talk — about their books and writing style. I give each author 50 minutes, more or less, to discuss their book.Now, what do I feel makes an interview?
- Have your book blurb handy. You'd be amazed how many authors can't tell me their book blurb off the top of their heads.
- Have your social media contact information printed out and ready to reference.
- RELAX! Most author interviews aren't hard hitting and filled with gotcha questions (at least mine aren't).
- Have a bottle of water next to you.
- Listen to an episode of the show you've been invited to participate in.
- Yes, it's your episode, but leave room for comment from the host, so listeners don't wonder if the host fell asleep at the microphone.
- Be in a quiet environment. I can work with many things, but you sitting in the local cafe at lunch time won't make for good audio.
Now to elaborate...