Was fortunate enough to appear on ABC radio north Queensland, organised by my editor and friend Julie Plath. The show was Mornings with Paula Tapiolas. My very first interview, I arrived bright and early and was warmly greeted by staff who promptly sat me down with a hot cup of tea and words of "You'll be fine". I wasn't scheduled in for fifteen minutes, which sadly left me time for my mind to start wandering. I started to text close family with the hope they would aliveate my fears, my brother James told me not to swear, shit I thought wouldn't that be great if I accidently let the Fbomb drop. My wife Kate said to just be myself, crap that's never a good thing.
It was at that moment I heard Paula's voice over the airwaves saying, "Have you ever wanted to fly", Ohmygod, that's the blurb from my book. I started to pace back and forward like a caged animal, my eyes drawn to the exit. "Next up we have local author Marc Lindsay here to talk about his new book Perigord" Paula announced. Crap, crap, crap I thought, this is going to be terrible.
It was at this moment a gentleman called my name and ushered me in through a door to meet Paula Tapiolas. She greeted me warmly and told me to relax my face in obvious fear. The next five minutes were a blur after recieving instructions on what was about to happen, the interview started. I'm afraid to say the claw marks I left on the table won't be coming out anytime soon and despite the um's and ah's I stuttered out, I think the interview went well, this is solely attributed to the lovely Paula and her team at ABC radio, so thank you.
I have attached the link to anyone who wishes to have a good laugh at my expense, hopefully if they ever have me back, I'll have the hindsight to take a nip of something first.