While I was in London vacationing and visiting my publisher, it was suggested that I do a few book videos for the Australian and New Zealand editions of some of my upcoming books. Sounded good to me. Why not? Well, because I wasn’t prepared. Scratch that. Make it—I REALLY was not prepared.
But I was in.
Of course I wanted to look a little different in each video, but my choices for mixing it up weren’t so hot. I collected a few of the nicer clothes I’d brought, then mixed and matched them with some of my agent’s outfits, and “winged it.” No script, no inspiration, no questions—just “Tell the readers/viewers something unique about the book.”
Gulp. Four different books. All that I’d written months and years earlier. Sure. OOOO—kaaaay.
I wracked my brain and here’s the video, the one we came up with for BORN TO DIE. Please note that I’m wearing my agent’s jacket and her necklace. (They’re nice . . . maybe I should have accidentally put them into my suitcase!)
And just so you know--(as if you couldn’t guess!) there were no makeup artists, or hair stylists, or scripts or anything but someone from the publicity department and a hand held camera—the kind I use to take pictures of my dogs!
Talk about flying by the seat of my pants! (Or my agent’s, in this case!)
Note to self for the next trip: Don’t forget the hairspray!