Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Lights, Camera, GAH!

Okay, so I've worked in TV for 9 years. You'd think it wouldn't be a big deal at all for me to go in front of the camera to do a live interview about my book, right?

Um, turns out - WRONG.

I was featured on CN8's Nitebeat last night. A cable program that is aired all down the eastern seaboard to anyone who has Comcast cable. When asked to be on the show, I thought, "Hey, no problem." I wasn't nervous at all. Until I got there. And got made up by the makeup artist. And went under the hot lights. And chatted live and off the cuff for 8 or so minutes with the male host about my book. And tried to make witty commentary when he brought up Fabio.

For those of you who've never done it, I'll tell you now. It was scary. Very, very scary. And I'm a freaking TV Producer! I calm people down in front of the camera for a living. I tell them it's no big deal. Don't be nervous. It's just two people chatting.

I'm such a liar.

Hopefully I came off sounding okay. Hopefully it will introduce some new people to my book. Cause after I came off the set, I was SHAKING. Luckily the host, Barry Nolan, was great and asked good questions. That was the only thing that got me through it.

The things we do to promote our books!


Anonymous said...

Sounds scary. But at least he wasn't a nightmare interviewer }:) I'm sure you did a great job...despite the nerves.

Gena Showalter said...

I think I would have thrown up! And I think you get a Gold Star for not decorating his shoes with a pool of V.

Marley Gibson said...

I saw it and she did a great job...didn't look nervous at all. She smiled and laughed and held her own with the guy. The Fabio question was ignorant on his part. I thought it was nice that he asked you about the writing "process" -- that was good. Good job! = )

Diana Peterfreund said...

He asked you about Fabio? What a moron. Has he not seen your hot sexy cover, witht eh hot sexy chick on it? Did you ask him why he wanted to know? ::vbg:: Did you say, "If you give me your phone number, I'll pass it on." LOL!

Amy said...

Put me on the terrified list. *shudder* I bet you did a great job though!

Marianne Mancusi said...

Well it was funny actually cause when he brought up Fabio I had this instant RWA approved siren blare through my head that said "Do not insult romance, do not insult romance." So I said, "Well, Fabio has done quite well for himself over the years. But I wanted something more next generation on my cover." (or something like that)

Which honestly doesn't make much sense and the second I said it, I wondered, "Why am I defending Fabio?"

Ah well, that's LIVE TV for you...

Nicole said...

Uh, yeah...why ARE you defending Fabio?

Glad it went well.

Really...Fabio? Ugh.

Anonymous said...

Wish I could have seen it, since you did so well. I know exactly how you feel, though. I was a newsreader for a while, for a small station where we taped our shows and sent them to the affiliate for broadcast. When they got the live feed perfected and they wanted us to read live, I decided to become a producer. ;-) I'd have had an on air panic attack for sure.

Good on ya that you did so well.