New pics and video!

Hey, everybody!

Just a quick post to let you know that I finally posted the pictures from the book signing as well as a funny little video from that day on my website at www.jamielynnbraziel.com. Just click on Photos or Videos to see them, and let me know what you think.

Good news! The KTEN interview video has finally been edited. My guru is a genius and will be handing it over shortly for posting.

This semester’s almost over, thank goodness, and I’ll have a whole two weeks to blog like crazy before the summer semester starts, so be ready with your comments, questions, and/or suggestions.

I have the entire interview!

Just wanted to let everyone know I now have a copy of the entire interview that I did with Jocelyn Lockwood from KTEN News Midday. As soon as my techie is able to edit out the needed section, we’ll post it on all my pages.

Don’t forget the book signing is tomorrow at Hastings Entertainment in Sherman, TX from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. It sounds like we’re going to have quite the party. Just a little disappointed that my brother and his family won’t be able to be there due to a sick baby, but maybe next time. Get well, little guy, and tell your mommy to give you a great big kiss from Auntie Jamie!

Website is up and running!

After working on it for ten hours over the last two days, my website is finally up and running, but my eyes will never be the same. You can view it www.jamielynnbraziel.com. I would love to hear your comments and suggestions about the site. I also encourage you to send me an email with your thoughts about the book.

I developed the site as a way to interact with my readers as well as provide as much information about myself and the book as possible. It’s still pretty basic at this point, but with the help of my techie friend, Kathy, it will be expanding and improving.

Hope you like it!

KTEN Interview about Declaring Spinsterhood

I had my first live interview about my debut novel yesterday, and I was so nervous. I arrived at the studio and was shown into the green room so I could check my hair and makeup. In spite of the rainy day, my hair had not completely frizzed, but I added a lot of blush because I did not want to look washed out on camera.

After I finished primping, I was taken to the interview set and wired with a microphone. The next thirty minutes were spent watching the live newscast happen right before my eyes. That was very interesting. There were no cameramen. It was all automated from the control room apparently. I was also trying to think of all various questions I could possibly be asked and how I would respond.

Then during a commercial break, Jocelyn hurried over to the interview set. My heart raced even faster; I’m surprised it couldn’t be seen on camera. Suddenly, we were on the air, and I was responding to her questions while trying not to be distracted by all of the gadgets and big screens around me. I new if I ever started watching myself, I would fidget, so I just kept focused on her as much as possible while trying to remember to look at the camera occasionally in order to connect with the viewers.

I never knew three minutes could feel like an eternity. Finally, it was over, and I was relieved and felt like I had done fairly well. As Jocelyn returned to the anchor desk, I made my way quietly out of the studio where I promptly had a giggling fit while sitting in my car. I pulled myself together enough to call my mom and drive back to work. Emails were already sitting in my inbox from friends who had watched the newscast, and my phone was beeping like crazy.

Everyone loved the interview and said it went great, but I couldn’t be sure until I had watched it myself, but that would have to wait because only half was posted to the channel’s website, and I couldn’t watch my mom’s recording until after class. I finally was able to watch it late last night, and I still believe it went really well. I did laugh at my accent, which has become much more pronounced over the years. So, as you watch this short clip from KTEN’s website, just remember that I am from Texas.