I can't believe that the book launch is so near now!
Sometimes things don't go the way we plan. Like my appearance on the George Wilder Jr Show on 6th March.
Although I phoned the show minimum 20 times in half an hour, every time getting through and being held in the host queue, I was bidden, “Goodbye" after a few seconds. To communicate with George I tried the Live Chat. It didn't work. I tried leaving comments. It didn't work. I could hear the show intermittently hence I didn't know what was going on. Maybe I got the wrong date? The wrong time? I switched on my laptop to check his confirmation email because of course I couldn’t find it in the dedicated folder. Damn it, I was sure I had printed it.
In the Inbox folder I found a new email from George, asking me where I was. I didn’t think of sending him an email! Actually, I did but thought he wouldn’t have the time to read it during the show, plus I was busy phoning in.
I wrote back and explained what I had experienced and asked him whether it would be possible to reschedule. A few hours later I was up to drive my daughter to school. I went through the day like a zombie. After dinner I decided to have an early night and checked my emails for the last time.
There is was, George’s invitation to his show… for the same evening, 7th March at around 7 pm CST, which meant 1 am GMT. As I couldn’t refuse, I rested for a few hours. That was enough for my synapsis to function again, thank goodness.
The interview was fun. We discussed how to encourage new writers to get started, he asked me about Across Spacetime and after I read an excerpt, he told me, “That sounds great. Thank you for reading that on the George Wilder Jr Show. It’s been a pleasure, it’s been fun, I had a great time. Angela thank you for being on the George Wilder Jr Show once again. I hope you’ll come back some day.” Happy, I thanked him, hung up and went to bed.
Yesterday I listened to the podcast and was stunned when I heard what he said afterwards, “She’s fun, she’s always sweet, and that’s why I have her and she’s a great writer, folks. Check out her writings. Especially her future writings. She’s going to be a famous writer one day and I’m going to say, ‘Wow, she got her start on the George Wilder Jr Show,' and I wish her all the luck in the world."
Call me anytime, George!
My interview starts at 56:45 and finishes at 1:16:47
When just over a month ago I appeared on The George Wilder Jr Show for the first time, I was nervous at the beginning of my interview. Host George’s relaxed style made me feel more and more at ease, so the rest of the interview went fine. Actually, better than fine. After I read an excerpt from Across Spacetime, George said he was mesmerised and wanted more! He must have meant it because a few days afterwards he invited me back to the show.
As you can imagine, I am flattered and thrilled!
I look forward to talking to George and his audience and hope you can join us tonight at 6.30 pm CST (0.30 am GMT). Save the time!
After watching this film yesterday evening, I felt unsettled and wished I could watch it all over again to really appreciate it.
I could use many words to describe Arrival, but intimate sums it up pretty well, as to me this film is not only about first contact with an alien species, but also about how we perceive reality and therefore the choices we make. So, if you love films like Independence Day and the like this is not a film for you.
I won't say more because I don't want to spoil your own experience of this film... and because I found a very good review by Nate Zoebl in Rotten Tomatoes . Enjoy!