When I was nine years old, my mother took me to a modern art show. I don’t remember much about it other than a giant piece in the center of the room with bicycle wheels perched haphazardly all over what looked like a mound of clutter, but somewhere during my bewildered eyeing of the thing, a newscaster came over with a camera and mic and asked if I’d like to be interviewed about my thoughts on the display.
“You want to hear what I have to say?” I whispered.
I’d looked at my mom with huge eyes and a gaping mouth as she encouraged me to turn back and answer the gentleman’s questions, and while that interview was a short-lived, silly little thing, the honor of being asked what I thought about anything struck me as really damn special.
So, cut to many, many years later, when I was on Skype with the lovely Molly Moore of Molly’s Daily Kiss. I’ve been delighted to get to call Molly a friend for a little while now, because she’s as fantastic in her conversational charm as she is thoughtful and talented while writing or photographing
As we were on Skype, I got to see my own face in the corner of the monitor as I dropped my jaw in the very same way 9-year-old me did at that distant art show. Because Molly—sweet darling dear I adore—wanted to hear not only what I thought about certain aspects of the business, but also just about me, my history, and what and why I like to write.
Needless to say, I was completely honored—and I still am. I was quite nervous at first, but in her easy, sweet manner, Molly ended up getting me giggling so hard through most of the conversation I should probably listen one more time to make sure I didn’t snort or something in public. 🙂 Heck, she even got me talking about my recent book, my circus past and how much of my real life makes its way into my fiction (dun dun dun), plus a few other reveals I hope you’ll join us to hear. Molly previously interviewed Jane Gilbert of Behind the Chintz Curtain, and I suspect she will have many more fabulous guests—she is such a charismatic, intelligent, and warm woman, being on the interviewee end of any of her podcasts is a treat no one will want to miss!
For now, I am so grateful to have been a part of Molly’s KissCast. Please click here to give the episode a listen.