Thursday, February 16, 2023

My Very First Podcast Appearance is LIVE!

 I was invited to be on Laura Womack's podcast, Bloom Where You're Planted - The Never Too Late Podcast a few weeks ago. This is my first time talking on a podcast and I was very nervous. I've never been a fan of public speaking. And, yes, it's different selling my book to people I don't know. I've always dreaded the part of talking in front of large crowds. Over time, my fear has lessened a little due to previous jobs, including taking Dale Carnegie classes.

After the recording session was complete, Laura explained the editor would then work on making the podcast recording sound professional and add opening music. She also said it would be a few weeks before it would be released into the world. 

But do I have a good voice? I know it sounds different inside my head. I dreaded hearing what I really sound like to the real world.

Last night, I received a message that the podcast had been released. I wasn't brave enough to listen to it right then, so I made a promise with myself to listen in the morning. I even set a calendar alarm to double ensure I really did it.


 Bloom Where You're Planted - Angie McPherson/ Penny Pearson - EPISODE 54

Fast forward to the next day, my alarm reminded me and it went in search for my podcast. I was so very pleasantly surprised I didn't sound like a complete dork. I even sounded like I knew what I was talking about.

If you have forty-five spare minutes, definitely pop into the website and catch my podcast! I talk about writing books under two different names in multiple genres, where I grew up as a young girl and where my life led after that.

Happy listening and read on!


Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Spring Shows Coming Soon!


 Spring is right around the corner and my first book shows are lined up! 


Bird, Branch, Perched, Feathers 

Courtesy of Pixabay (JillWellington)

The first one in March is a school craft show that is a fund raiser for a local high school. I've never done an event at this location, so I'm looking forward to meeting new people. It's always interesting to see what sells the best at new places like this, as each area tends to have "favorites." Sometimes it's vampires, other times something different. For my children's books, it's more definite. It's usually cats vs horses. Although, this time, I'm giving them totally new subject material in a form of magic. So, we'll see.

The first show will be inside, which is a welcome break over outside shows. I don't have to worry how hot, cold, or rainy the weather is. The show in May, well, I take my chances. Last year, I had to leave early due to weather. 

Book + Rain = Sadness

I will also be taking some titles to a model horse show I'm entering in April. My Girl's Guide to Time Travel always gets lots of attention, courtesy of The Man. And, of course, my horse books do well.

I'm ready to say goodbye to all this cold weather and am looking forward to warmer weather (and not so much mud)!

Read on!