On the radio
My first-ever radio interview is airing today on an awesome CBC show called Q. I haven’t heard the interview yet, which means my imagination has composed several variations, some good and some dreadful.
I drove to Portland for the interview, then back to Bend in the same day. The return trip gave me three-plus hours alone to agonize over each answer I’d given. Why didn’t I mention that Disney’s “Bambi” misrepresents hunters? What a missed opportunity. There’s a reason I write — instead of speak — for a living.
Here’s what I do know: As a professional journalist, I was really impressed by Jian Ghomeshi’s interviewing skills. He asks great questions in a relaxed, appealing manner. Chatting with him before and after the interview started, he was every bit as charming as I’d expected. He knew how to endear himself to this happily married woman: By complimenting my husband, who, not surprisingly, plays a big role in my book. Jian, if you’re reading this, Scott says hi.