Monday, December 01, 2008

Movie star me -- sort of

I’ve never been accused of looking like a movie star, although I sometimes identify with Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh.

However, one of my writing critique buddies, Jean Riddell, creates short edited videos for special occasions. In launching her business, she decided to practice on me.

So there I am, featured in half a dozen very short videos, talking about how I get my ideas, how I organize my writing schedule, and other topics that readers ask about. They’re posted on my Web site, www.jacquelinediamond.com, and you don’t need the latest computer operating system or browser to view them.

Over the course of a twenty-five-year writing career, I’ve been interviewed before, mostly for print publications. The few times I’ve appeared on TV, I’ve felt very self-conscious, but Jean helped me relax.

The old advice to just be yourself can lead people astray, though. I certainly didn’t want to provide a glimpse of me filled with remarks like “uh,” “you know,” and “oh, wait a minute, what was the title of that book?”

I did have to stop and think when Jean threw questions at me. However, I tried my best to look intelligent while doing this, and she claims I succeeded. Guess I’m a better actress than I realized.

Hope you’ll take a look and let me know what you think. Also, I wanted to share some good news: my January release, Million-Dollar Nanny, earned 4 ½ stars from Romantic Times, which called it an “extremely touching, beautifully written story.”

Let me tell you, that made me feel even better than a movie star!

2 comments:

Ellen said...

I have loved all of your Harmony Circle books. I think you did a really good job in making Sherry a lovable person.

Estella said...

Congrats on the 4 1/2 stars!