Thursday, October 21, 2010

My radio experience...

I went to the hairdressers this afternoon and came home with much less hair. I'm such a wimp at asking hairdressers to stop hacking. Oh, well, I guess it will grow again.
Anyway, one of my very dear blog visitors has sent me the link to yesterday's ABC radio interview, so here it is, if any of you are interested. Unfortunately, they haven't recorded the fun part, when listeners from all over Queensland phoned in with their opening lines for a romance novel.

There were some very romantic gentlemen who had us sighing over their heartfelt sentiments -- and one man who had quite an intriguing twist -- his opening took place beside a coffin. Michael Clarke, the compere thought we had another Twilight on our hands, but I guessed (correctly) that a new romance was in the wings for our broken-hearted hero.
There was a lady who'd kept a Christmas card from 61 years ago with a message from her husband who has now passed away.
The winner's story began with a woman settling down for a luxurious and exciting plane journey. We just knew the hero was about to sit beside her!
I've never been part of talkback radio before. With a warm and friendly compere in charge, it really was the best fun.

5 comments:

2paw said...

It was so lovely to hear your voice, and listen to you speak about your writing, I really enjoyed being able to hear you!!

Suzanne Brandyn said...

Four Years. Wow, and it certainly paid off with one of those 'P' words. Perserverence.

Great Interview Barbara.

Helene Young said...

Lovely interview, Barb and it sounds like you had fun. How fabulous that there were men phoning in :-) (Always suspected that Australian men are more romantic than they're given credit for!)

Barbara Hannay said...

Thanks for your interest, everyone.
It was fun, Helene (which was surprising, as I was nervous). Suzanne, I hardly know any writers who didn't go through a few years of rejection before publication.
I was determined to keep trying even if it took me ten years, but I was busy with teaching and family, so those 4 years actually flew.

Lacey Devlin said...

It's a fabulous interview! I really enjoyed your publication story :)