In June, 2014 I drove to the New Lenox Library, Illinois to be on "Meet Your Neighbor". Interviewing me was Kate Hall, then the director of the library and also an old friend. We filmed the interview before the library opened (which meant a very early start for me to make the 90 minute drive down there) and it was a lot of fun to do. It's a beautiful library in a nice little town. Though true to form, I did get lost on the way back. And also true to form, I found my way home.
Update in 2022, it appears I have to do away with the link since it is no longer accessible. Mind you that interview was available from 2014 probably at least until 2020 (maybe longer, this is the first I'm discovering its absence). It is, apparently, private.
My goal with that interview, along with promoting myself, was to promote New Lenox library because I love libraries. I'm not sure why New Lenox decided to scrub the interview from sight (I've searched and I can't find it). But it's a shame. Libraries are vital establishments in a community, but their existence relies upon that community as well as the literary community as a whole. Oh, I may not be the top tier author celebrity like King or Patterson or Baldacci, who can cause a flurry of hold request with just the merest hint of a finished manuscript. I have, none the less, written some pretty damned good books, nonfiction and fiction, that deserve to be acknowledged. Why New Lenox Library decided that I would no longer be able to feature a video that promotes me and the library on my website is anyone's guess. I don't have the time to cipher it out. I can only say that it's a bit of a shame, and that's totally on the New Lenox Library.
When my book Vampires' Most Wanted was published, the folks at the Nick Digilio show on WGN Radio in Chicago were nice enough to have me on in a phone interview. It was a great deal of fun. Nick is a great interviewer and makes you feel completely comfortable.
When To Touch the sun was released, I was fortunate enough to be a guest in the studio traveling down to the Tribune Tower downtown in an unexpected April snowstorm.
My third time on the show was in March 2016 to discuss Ujaali (among other things. As always it was a pleasure.
I did an interview on a blogradio show called The Speculative Fiction Cantina with host S. Evan Townsend when To Touch the Sun came out. That was enjoyable too. You gotta love the theme song. In August of 2015 I was again on The Speculative Fiction Cantina.