Today I was interviewed on the set of Daytime York Region hosted by Jacqueline Betterton. This was my first time being interviewed as an author on TV. It was for my recently released book Defending The Inland Shores from Bookland Press and it was quite a thrill. (#47 this morning on Amazons Best Sellers List for Canadian History)
The green room.
By the media board, Sorry, Jacqueline, but I seem to have stood in front on the second half of your Twitter link on the board.
Getting miked up.
Teena was there and I loved how she was invited into the studio to take photos during the interview. All these shots are hers.
Jacqueline was excellent. She has a very calm voice, which kept me settled down and did a terrific job of steering the interview. She was so professional and kept me grounded throughout.
Behind the scenes.
My segment had a commercial break in it. Here we are discussing what we would be doing after we came back.
Back from the break, I read a few quotes from the book which were from witnesses of the moments before the battle of Lake Erie and the memorial services after.
The monitor shows the Royal Newfoundland Regimental Colours as I discuss them. At this moment, what is on the monitor is what the viewer saw as I talked about it.
Here I am on the monitor.
Today was such a fabulous experience. I woke up this morning to find the book was number 47 for Canadian non-fiction on Amazons Best Sellers list and got to following it up with an interview. What a sweet day.
Thanks so much to Teena for coming out and keeping me settled down, making sure my outfit was "air worthy" and for taking all these great shots and, of course, to Jacqueline, who did a tremendous job of guiding me through this interview.
The actual interview will be posted when I get it from Rogers.