Today I taped the first of what I hope will be many interesting and exciting radio pod-casts. PET PEEVES can be found at www.petliferadio.com and I'll have a new show and guests each week for the half hour.
As a writer who routinely interviews for research when writing nonfiction books and articles, it felt pretty darn comfortable doing the same thing for the show. Of course, I invited an incredibly media-savvy first guest, David Frei, who co-hosts the Westminster Kennel Club Show each year.
The most difficult issue for me--I like to talk, too. I need to conciously shutup and make airtime for the guest to speak. And it's a bit tricky knowing when they've finished a thought. I don't want to talk over them with the next question or comment. It sounds bad and just flat ain't polite.
Hope y'all will tune in and let me know what you think. This is an adventure for me, one I hope others enjoy, too. Authors of pet books should contact me about being a guest. Or if your novel includes a cat or dog, love to work up a show around that as well.
Causes Amy Shojai Supports
Cat Writers Association, Winn Feline Foundation, AKC Canine Health Foundation, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)