Indies Unlimited Staff to be Featured on Radio Show Tonight

deadly reads radio logoTonight (Thursday, January 21, 2016) at 8 pm Pacific time, some of the IU staff are booked (get it? That’s a literary pun) to be on Deadly Reads Radio.

Scheduled to be live on the show are: K. S. “Kat” Brooks, our admin; staff contributors Laurie Boris, Lynne Cantwell, Shawn Inmon, and Gordon Long; with a possible late call-in from Martin Crosbie. Some of the other minions might even drop by.

If you have questions for the staff or would just like to tell them how awesome they are, feel free to call in at (646) 668-2716. Can’t make it tonight? Don’t worry, it’s a podcast, so there will be a link to the entire show available so you can listen at a later time.

We hope to hear from you!

Overcoming Radio Stage Fright

radio diarrheaBack when I was in journalism school, I was assigned to interview a professor I didn’t know for a story that would run on the campus radio station. On interview day, I yelled and hyperventilated all over my dorm room – to the point where my roommate said something to the effect of, “Gosh, Lynne, if this is so stressful for you, maybe you should change your major.” I calmed down, did the interview – the prof was perfectly nice and, in fact, probably had more radio experience than I did – and did not change my major. Then I went on to spend twenty years in the news business, and only occasionally suffered the sort of panic I’d had before that first interview.

Mumbledy years later, as an indie author and years after leaving the broadcast biz, I was asked to be a guest on a podcast. Just before the show started, I yelled and hyperventilated all over my apartment, scaring both my daughter and the cat. The show went fine, of course. In fact, I had such a good time that I’ve done a couple of other podcast “guest shots” since then.

It’s only now that I realize that both times, I was simply nervous. And if it can happen to me, it can happen to you. Here are five ways to cope. Continue reading “Overcoming Radio Stage Fright”

K.S. Brooks and Mr. Pish on the Radio in Racine! (Post now updated with podcast)

Suspense novelist and children’s book author K. S. Brooks will join Curt Vollman on the WRJN Morning News in Racine, Wisconsin on Monday, December 12th at 6:15 a.m. Central Time to discuss her new children’s book. Postcards from Mr. Pish: A Cross-Country Journal Volume 2 follows the adorable Jack Russell Terrier, Mr. Pish, as he embarks on a new adventure, traveling from his home in Washington State, up into Canada, and all the way to the East Coast. The book features full-color photographs of many locations, including the Southport Lighthouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

WRJN AM1400 will be hosting Ms. Brooks on their busy morning show to learn more about the traveling terrier’s visit to Kenosha County. “The scenery and parks on the shores of Lake Michigan in Kenosha were absolutely beautiful. I’m glad to be able to include the historic Southport Lighthouse in Mr. Pish’s new book,” author K. S. Brooks explained.

More information on Postcards from Mr. Pish (Volume 2) is available at the website. More information about AM1400 is available at their website.

UPDATE! Here is the podcast!