When my memoir, KATIE UP AND DOWN THE HALL, was recently released in paperback, the canine star of the book, my cocker spaniel, had some real fun on Fox TV’s Good Day New York, the hit show hosted by Greg Kelly and Rosanna Scotto.
The ride to the studio was so bumpy that the four-legged attraction, not prone to accidents, had a bit of motion sickness in the car. But the show must go on. And after having her ears combed out in ‘hair and make-up,’ she was all ready to face the cameras. As you’ll see, halfway through the interview, she made a great escape.
When you’re ready to promote your memoir, you can get out the word through social media and directly to reporters and producers at your local newspapers, radio and TV stations. They’ll be more receptive than you might expect, as local talent with a quality book is always welcome. Once you’ve appeared in the press, it can snowball and lead to national exposure as well.
For any of you who enjoy a heartwarming story about the relationship between a perspicacious dog, an adorable little boy, and an 85-year-old matriarch with a tart view on life, check out our book trailer. As I’ve discovered, a family is anything you want it to be–including relationships with people just down the hall or around the block. Whether young or old, human or canine, gay or straight, we all belong together.