NakedI’m really, really bad at interviews and public speaking.  I get the shakes, my voice quivers, I flush, I get teary-eyed.  Stupid, I know, but that’s the way it is.  I’ve tried all kinds of things: meditation, alcohol, photos of a loved one by my side, imagining the audience naked, Toastmasters, everything short of hypnosis.

Public speaking, however, is important to the budding writer.

Knowing this, I am in the process of creating a list of 30 or so interview questions that I can post on my website.  That way, I’ll have ‘faux interviews’ with media sources. I’ll provide a link for them to access and they can use quotes from this for their articles.  Limits the amount of live interviews.

TV and radio and in person, I’m stuck. I think I can take these questions with me and ‘share’ my answers when asked questions. I’ll just need to get the interviewer to stick with what’s already written, not throw anything new at me.

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Wendy L. Koenig

I was born in Colorado, but raised on a small homestead in Illinois. I served in the USAF right out of high school. After my stint in the military was finished, I returned home and had a horse stable. My first piece to be printed was a short children’s fiction, Jet’s Stormy Adventure, serialized in The Illinois Horse Network. It was a natural fit, given my business. Later, I attended University of Iowa's famed summer workshops and writing programs. Since that time, I have authored and co-authored numerous books. Several of my novels and short stories have won international awards and have appeared in multiple venues.

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