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That Odd Moment of Relief

Today I was supposed to do my first-ever live TV interview for “Embassy.” The news station — ABC 27, out of Harrisburg, PA — contacted me last week and invited me on. Of course I jumped at the chance. Who wouldn’t? It’d be the largest audience I’ve had to date, viewed by thousands around central PA.

Well, yesterday we were watching the show, and then the weather came on. What do you know? A giant snowstorm had suddenly formed over Canada and was making its way down through New York and would be here tomorrow morning. 5-8 inches of snow, heavy conditions. Harrisburg is 45 minutes from my house. If this storm happened, there was no way I’d be able to drive up there.

Just imagine how disheartening that is.

I sent the station an email to explain the situation. Thankfully, they agreed to postpone the interview a week. Now here’s the thing: if it didn’t snow too bad, I would be kicking myself for cancelling.

Then I woke up to this:

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That’s a live view of my backyard, folks. It’s snowing pretty hard out there and it definitely wouldn’t be fun to drive 45 minutes There and Back Again.

You can imagine how relieved I am, that it actually snowed and wasn’t just a bloop flurry.

Sadly, it’s not packable  😦

 

Here’s my stuff!

Embassy book trailers: http://bit.ly/1a5lFiN

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1g

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/19UgGyF

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SAlexMartinAuthor

Late Night Musings

As you can imagine, editing 7 hours a day can take a lot out of you. It drives some people crazy. As you can see, it turned me into what is basically a mad (writer?) scientist.

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Anyway, this was from way back when — almost a full year ago, when I was editing the second draft of “Embassy.” Now here we are with the physical copies. Time flies! Still working on all the promotional stuff, but it’s coming along decently. Had a hiccup today, though. Was supposed to do a TV interview tomorrow but there’s this big snowstorm that’s supposed to hit us and I’m not driving 45 minutes in that.

FORTUNATELY, the TV station let me reschedule for January 28.

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I’m lining up some more interviews, getting some speeches, and I plan to go the library on Wednesday to discuss hosting an event. I guess I’ll also talk to them about that workshop I wanted to teach, too.

Well that’s really all I have for now. I’ll keep updating here as time moves onward. Let’s hope “Embassy” picks up speed!

Here are some links you should check out:

“Embassy” book trailers: http://bit.ly/1a5lFiN

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1g4Prm9

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/19UgGyF