|Today, Class, we'll be learning about Topic Sentences.|
I've since been videotaped two more times, once for the Seattle University Book Festival and once for a promotional video about Eastside Academy, and let me tell you, I am not cut out for television. The squirrel impersonation continues (Seattle U), and the critter has really big pores (EA video, which thankfully I have no link to). How actors can stand to have their faces projected on a two-storey-tall movie screen is beyond me. Not flattering.
This week I discovered another animal lurking in my media arsenal: a donkey. As in a braying laugh. Hee-haw. (N.b. -- donkeys really do "hee-haw." We were (un)fortunate enough to see our first "Living Nativity" a few weeks ago, complete with live donkey, live camel, live sheep, bored angel, and eight-year-old in patriarch beard. The baby donkey stole the show, pacing and hee-hawing and eating the set.) I discovered this tendency to make an ass of myself when Bill Thompson of "Eye on Books" interviewed me about Everliving for his new site/program The Bookcast. Bill is professional and pleasant, and the other authors he's featured managed to behave themselves, but I seem to do an awful lot of nervous laughing during my interview, including one outright bray. Sigh. He does ask some interesting questions, though, and we have a good time, so if you're in the barnyard kind of mood, give a listen.
Meanwhile, writing continues. Chapter 21 and counting!