Shameless Self-Promotion or Selfless Promotion of Others?
One benefit of being a BAIPA member is, or should be, an opportunity to get more readers for whatever we’re writing. But many of us, especially those of us born in the Midwest, where modesty is woven into our genes, are uncomfortable promoting ourselves. So let’s promote each other.
At the July meeting, I talked with several of you about an author interview round-robin. The idea is that author #1 interviews author #2, and we post that interview here in the BAIPA blog. Then author #2 interviews author #3, and so on.
In July, I interviewed Doug Greene, author of From Grief to Grace, and now it’s his turn to interview another author. (We did that on video using Google Hangout, but that’s not necessary. Regular old words on the screen are fine.)
Meanwhile, Shari Weiss interviewed me, and she’ll be posting that interview here soon. Next I’m going to interview Gael Chandler, author of Chronicles of Old San Francisco.
Are you an author who’d like to interview a fellow BAIPA author? Contact me at [email protected] and I’ll play matchmaker, connect an interviewer with an interviewee.
In 2008, Doug Greene, a photographer, editor, and adventurer, learned he had glaucoma, and came face to face with the prospect of losing his sight. He plunged into a deep and prolonged depression, when a voice from deep inside urged him to do his bucket list. At the top of his list was to kayak the Grand Canyon. From Grief to Grace is Doug’s story of his adventure down the Colorado River, and how we can find our greatest gifts in the darkest places. His book won the Transformational Author Writing Contest in 2011.