For me, being interviewed for a radio show brings both excitement and a bit of anxiety. I'm excited about being able to explain my creative process and promote my children's books but somewhat anxious about what to say and how what I say will be received. Fortunately, the audio will be edited before the program airs, which means most of the "ahs", "ums", etc. will be gone.
When talking to individuals face to face about my stories, I can tell by my audiences facial expressions and comments whether or not my meaning is clear and relevant. I prefer this one on one contact. But when my words go out over the airwaves, I have no such feedback and must trust the interviewer to edit my comments so they sound intelligent and informative.
I am fortunate that last night my interviewer, Crissa Hewitt for "Ears on Art"( a local, PBS radio program) was both skilled and friendly. We had a delightful conversation about the nature of art, educating children, writing for young children and how to encourage children to produce their own stories and art. The interview will air next Wednesday, 9/12 at 4:30, so you will have an opportunity to judge whether or not I was successful. Beryl