I already posted the link on Twitter and Facebook, but I thought I'd just talk a tiny bit about the interview I did at Simon & Schuster here on my blog.
As you might or might not know, I visited New York four days after Freefall came out. During my first few days there, I did my first-ever book signing at Books of Wonder with ten other authors, hung out with my editor and agent, visited the Simon & Schuster offices, and did this interview thingy.
I'd been making vlogs all summer with my intern, so by October, I felt like I was getting somewhat better at speaking in the direction of a camera without wanting to die. I have to say, though, that answering questions in an all-black room with four people watching me was a different vibe than chilling with my intern at the park. When I'd lose my train of thought mid-sentence, I still had the urge to laugh and/or curse, but I think I held back from the latter, at least. Mostly. I actually found myself sweating at the realization that my answers weren't flowing as easily as I'd expected. And I think I even apologized to my editor a couple of times in the middle of the interview because I'd wanted to be smoother on the first try at talking about my own book.
Luckily, the video editing guys are good (and so's the lighting, am I right?). I watched the video once and I feel like I pronounced the word "and" strangely. Like "ant"? I don't know. Do I always talk like that? And why do I have the urge to go all behind-the-scenes like this and reveal what you really didn't need to know? It's all part of my charm, yes?
Anyway! Here's the video! In case you missed it last week and don't want to continue missing it There are some insights to be had. My own mother said that she learned new things from watching it, so there you go!