My first Radio Interview, Why Book Bloggers Are Awesome, etc

I’ve been on television before (Inside Edition, a long story) so you’d think that a radio interview would have been a piece of cake for me.

Er, no. I mean, it went very well. Sheena was a fantastic host and had all the right questions to ask me. But I was an exhausted pile of nerves by the time it was all over. It was a LIVE interview…45 minutes long! That’s INSANE. But I got through it, so anything else will be golden after this. And I’d love to be on the show again, Sheena and I have way too much in common and I can’t pass up any chance to blabber on about my novels 🙂

You can listen to the interview in mp3 format by clicking HERE – just make sure to download the Monday, July 18th show. I go on at 6:05PM and I talk about a whole range of stuff from Sasquatch (yeah, what?), to why I’m a “Baby Hitchcock” (best compliment EVER!), and how I might be going crazy with Perry and Dex living in my head. Anyway, you may learn something, so listen…if you dare.

All right, some more fun stuff from my Book Lovin’ Bitches Blog Tour (say that three times fast):

– Read some short but sweet reviews at Keeping up with the Rheinlanders and Must Read Faster

– Check out my Guest Blog Post at A Chick Who Reads, “Why Book Bloggers Are Awesome” (pretty self-explanatory…cuz they are 🙂


Metal Blonde, the music journalist

Somewhere around the same time I started writing the Experiment in Terror Series, I became a music journalist. This meant gallivanting around the world covering festivals, concerts and interviews for publications such as Consequence of Sound and Mxdwn. I say gallivanting because even though it was “work”, let’s face it, 90% of the job is having a fucking great time (the other 10% is transcribing interviews – HELL). There was a lot of photography involved, more than enough writing, and oodles of hangovers, sweat-soaked clothes, and great stories. GREAT stories.

Behold, geeky photos of myself geeking out over people I admire (except Jessica Simpson and that girl from Gossip Girl who I think looks like Ada Palomino…cuz I no haz admire for dem).

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Some of my highlights include being backstage with Faith No More in Finland, hanging out on the Slayer tour bus in Seattle, swooning during Mondo Cane in Poland, Interviewing Chris Cornell, catching an intimate Queens of the Stone Age show in Seattle, having drinks with two of the biggest managers in the industry (and listening to them blabber about everyone you could imagine), fangirling over Jerry Cantrell, annoying Danny Devito, having coffee with Liz Phair, being able to have a one-on-one convo with Mike Patton for 30 mins, almost getting in a fight in the Slayer moshpit, randomly hanging out with James Murphuy after LCD Soundsystem, being on stage at FNM a few times, going for dinner with Dub Trio, watching Brian Pohsen fangirl(boy) over Rob Zombie (after I did the same), getting John Stanier to sign my copy of Red Fox, and then him asking me to sign his, discovering that most musicians are actually the coolest people ever…

But nothing compares to the greatest moment of my life….

bahahahahaha. oh MAN. JUST LOOK AT MY FACE. I hate weddings.

Anyway, if you’re interested in reading some of my (other) written work, you can find oodles of it here:

Hopefully I’ll find the time to do more of it in the future 🙂