Holy Microphone! as Sophie would say.
It’s official! I’m a radio addict. I love being “live on air” on the radio. So: I thought I’d do it all over again….
As many of you probably recall (given the noise I made about it!), on 21 December last year, I had the great fortune of visiting Elise Rayner on the Afternoon Show on BBC Radio Bristol to talk about my romantic comedy debut, Sophie’s Turn. Elise gave me an amazing amount of airspace during my first “Beeb” interview and I remember ‘threatening’ that I might have to return when the sequel is written.Well, not only is the sequel, Sophie’s Run, written but it has also been signed by Sapphire Star Publishing–alongside, of course, my first novel. So I thought it was time to make good on my promise (threat?) and return to BBC Radio Bristol for an update.
Today, I had the pleasure of having a 15 minute chat live on air with the wonderful Alex Lewis. And did I have the best of times again? Absolutely!
Alex asked me about me, and my writing, Sophie’s Turn, the sequel, signing a publishing contract and also about loveahappyending.com. Once again, I forgot all about being in a studio and talking live on air. It was such fun! I think I am addicted.
So here’s the audio…
The definite introduction to Me, Nicky Wells, and to Romance that Rocks Your World, with a big mention for loveahappyending.com.
Due to the length of the interview and the size of the resulting sound file… you guessed it, I had to split it into two parts. Actually, the soundcapture software did it for me without telling me but hey ho, I figured it out when two truncated files showed up. Apologoies! Anyhooo…. In Part 1, Alex asks me about my writing history and background right up to the point of signing with Sapphire Star **inelegant interruption of soundfile here**
**resumption of soundfile here** and in Part 2, Alex asks me about connections with Bristol, inspiration and loveahappyending. Rock on!
And here’s the question for the real pros out there: How do you stop yourself from “uhm-ing” and “err-ing” and mentioning a lot of “stuff” when live on air?