Exposure. (Mind out of the gutter, perv!) In the marketing world, exposure is what everyone is seeking. Often getting the right kind of exposure is debatable. But the fact that we need for people to know we, and our writing, exist is imperative. As writers, what do we do to achieve this? We blog; we chat; we do radio spots; we litter the sidewalks with fliers; we grab face-time at conventions; we talk about our books incessantly to anyone willing, and sometimes not willing, to listen; we Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ our little brains out. Most of these things are free to inexpensive to utilize. But television is one avenue that has never been inexpensive, is elusive, and seems downright impossible to get into.
Unless, apparently, you act in a local community theater with someone in the industry. Like me.
I was lucky enough to co-share the stage with local radio and television personality Darby O’Flannery at Mess C Desk Productions in our theater group’s production of Dracula this Halloween season. First, Darby is immensely talented and a joy to co-act with, even when I’m supposed to pretend I loathe and despise him (lol). Two, it gave me an opportunity to learn more about him and his marketing production company. And, C, he has a wicked Irish accent. What girl doesn’t love an Irish brogue? Oh, wait, the topic here today is exposure (Say it with me class: [ik-spoh-zher]. Good.) So 4) Darby hosts a t.v. show too!
See a Youtube video about Mess C Desk Productions here.
When Darby asked me to come on his show for an interview as an author, I was thrilled. Then the lead-winged butterflies hit. Me? Talk about my book? Live? *gulp*
Anyone who knows me knows I’m not a particularly shy person. But, still, playing a part on stage (real-deal theater or bad karaoke either one) is easy. Putting words in my own mouth of my own devising? Mondo-harder. But I’ll be damned if I’m not going to give it my best shot! So, see me here Hometown Daily News today, November 8th, 2012, at 10 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) and watch me, probably, crash and burn. *wink*