Until this interview, all of our authors have lived in easy driving distance to our homes in Oklahoma City. HelenKay insists on living in some placed called…California. Despite the rule that wherever you are in the continental US you’re within 24 hours of Oklahoma, HelenKay just didn’t want to drive. Have I mentioned how authors are difficult?
Then, while gazing at her website I noticed she has this whole phone theme going on…and the telephone interview idea blossomed.
Of course making that idea into reality was a lot harder. HelenKay’s interview was originally going to be our 3rd or 4th. Then our fifth – but she always had some reason why the video was never in my inbox. Something about the flu, and then some nonsense about taking care of the paying job first…but finally I received the notice that it had been successfully uploaded to youtube.
I will say that Gena and I were extremely impressed with HelenKay – she actually memorized her lines. WE don’t even do that.
If you’re wondering about the towels, pajamas and face cream, that’s our normal author working attire. While we were filming Rachel Vincent’s interview, she casually mentioned how most authors prefer to look their best in public – that’s when we KNEW what our “costumes” would be for this episode. Hope you enjoyed it.
HelenKay Dimon is a great author and really, a fantastic actress. To see the phone thing for yourself, you can check her website here and buy Right Here, Right Now here. Look for Hard As Nails – which hits bookstores in July 2008.