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Blog Talk Radio

April 8, 2009


When I started my blog last summer, I had no idea there was such a wonderful book blogging community out there.  My favorite things about this community are the awesome bloggers and the interaction with authors.    A great way to have contact with authors is through Blog Talk Radio.  If you’re not familiar with this site, you need to check it out.  The interviews are informal and you can call in to talk to the authors!  (You can also participate in the conversation going on in the chat room, but that’s not near as much fun.)  The interviews are recorded and can be listened to at a later date.  They feel intimate and are so much fun to be a part of!  Here are some upcoming shows:

  • April 15 – Jean Hanff Korelitz, the author of Admission at 2:00 PM Eastern Time
  • April 16 – George Pelecanos at 1:00 PM Eastern Time
  • April 19 – Ted Dekker at 8:00 PM Eastern Time

Miriam Parker of Hachette Books is offering a George Pelecanos library (12 books + a galley of The Way Home) to anyone who calls in with a question during the April 16th show. This is a great opportunity for all the George Pelecanos fans out there.

23 Comments leave one →
  1. April 8, 2009 7:13 am

    I really have to get on the ball and start listening in! I am definitely going to participate in the Ted Dekker chat. I can”t imagine getting an entire library of an author’s books. Holy cow!

    BTW, I love hearing your voice in my head when I read your posts, Kathy. It makes me happy.

  2. April 8, 2009 7:19 am

    I have seen tweets for blogtalk radio, but since I was unfamiliar with it, I never bothered to check it out.

    It looks like I have really been missing out – but will NO longer. Thanks so much for calling our attention to this great site.

  3. April 8, 2009 8:42 am

    I’ll have to plan a work break and tune in and participate one day. Sounds great!

  4. April 8, 2009 8:48 am

    I’ll be there!

  5. April 8, 2009 9:06 am

    I plan in calling in for both the George Pelecanos & the Ted Dekker shows!

  6. April 8, 2009 9:14 am

    I’ve only been able to participate in one due to work , but it was such a thrill to talk with an author. Michael Connelly! And the chance to win a Pelecanos library – wish I could be there!

  7. April 8, 2009 9:49 am

    I never knew that this existed. Thanks for highlighting it today!!

  8. April 8, 2009 9:55 am

    Thanks Kathy for the above dates. I have them marked down in my agenda i will be there hopefully listening in.

  9. April 8, 2009 10:33 am

    This post really bums me out because with the exception of that Ted Dekker show, most of the shows are scheduled during working hours for me and it’s simply impossible to participate. 😦

  10. April 8, 2009 10:44 am

    Like Amy I haven’t been able to participate in any due to work. The few that are scheduled during my lunch break still aren’t feasible, because I don’t have access to a computer then. Hopefully the baby and I can listen/call in this summer when I’m on maternity leave!

  11. April 8, 2009 10:44 am

    I’ll tune in for Dekker. Thanks for the notice!

  12. April 8, 2009 11:10 am

    I hope to participate one day if it happens to be on an off day. I have two hurdles, work and being on the west coast. But I really hope to participate in the future. Thanks for the reminder of how cool this is!

  13. stacybuckeye permalink
    April 8, 2009 11:21 am

    What a great giveaway! I will be out of the country or I’d call in!

  14. April 8, 2009 12:38 pm

    Wow! That’s crazy but a lot of fun. I love Blog Talk Radio. I will try to tune in on 4/16.

  15. April 8, 2009 1:26 pm

    Thanks for this info! Would be cool to win that bunch of books on the 16th – but definitely want to tune in to the Ted Dekker one!

  16. April 8, 2009 4:25 pm

    Great post. Blog Talk Radio is awesome.

  17. April 8, 2009 5:24 pm

    I had no idea. I just went over and checked it out. Lots of stuff over there. I’m going to play around some more. Thanks for letting us know.

  18. April 8, 2009 7:03 pm

    Those are some great author interviews! Thanks for the heads up!

  19. April 8, 2009 8:16 pm

    i have so much to learn about the book blogging world. how did i miss something as big as this?! thanks for keeping me in the loop!

  20. April 8, 2009 9:30 pm

    This really is a cool idea. Unfortunately, I work during the hours of the show. 😦

  21. April 9, 2009 2:08 pm

    I’ve listened to a few of the blogtalk radio shows with Book club girl but haven’t checked the others. I’ll need to do that.

  22. April 10, 2009 11:25 am

    I really need to check this out – it’s such a great idea.

  23. April 12, 2009 8:57 pm

    I knew nothing about Blog Talk Radio! Thanks for sharing this! I am going over to check it out right now.

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