Another beautiful day in paradise. A well-known cliche I know but very apt when I look out of the window at the green Troodos mountains and the perfect blue sky beyond. I think we are very lucky. We are healthy and living our life as we want.
Yesterday I had my first radio interview. As a complete novice I had no idea what was going to happen. 'just treat it as a phone conversation' a friend had said beforehand. All very well but you only get one chance at putting yourself across, being human you want to make an impression. Nerves are a funny thing aren't they? I absolutely hate standing up and addressing an audience even if it means lots of book sales. Would a radio interview be any easier despite knowing that there are thousands of listeners out there and they could all be potential buyers and readers of your book.
I like to think that it all went well. Nicki, the presenter was gorgeous. Chatty, relaxed and above all friendly. She knew about The Crossing, had done her homework, and soon had me more at ease.
She had three big questions to ask and apart from the first when I was still finding my feet, I manged to put forward coherent answers. The ten minutes flew past and we were soon saying out goodbyes and thank yous. I look forward to receiving a copy from her and it will be posted on here and also on the Olympia Publishing site if you are interested in hearing it. Today I plan to write another chapter on The Assassins' Village - hope it goes as well as yesterday.