So last week, I got word that Patrick Stemp of the TBR Podcast had started reading my first book, Kick. I was pretty happy, but also a little nervous. What if he didn’t like fast-paced, edge-of-your seat action with spunky sidekicks quipping cheeky catchphrases?
Waiting to hear what someone thinks of your book is a little like waiting to see if poison gas is about to kill Shrodinger’s Cat: maybe he’ll love it, maybe he’ll hate it. But hurray for me (and the cat) — he liked it! In fact, the other hosts (Michael La Ronn, Jamie Maltman) now want to read it. There’s a lot of competition on their personal “to be read” lists, with Michael wanting to read Wonderbook by Jeff VanderMeer, and Jamie wanting to read the Light Bringer series by Brent Weeks (awesome author).
I’ve been listening to this podcast for a few months now. If you like the show, maybe leave a review for them on iTunes?
So there’s a cool podcast I started listening to a couple of months ago, after first hearing about it on Kboards. The reason I like it is because it’s presented by authors like me, talking about the books they love. More than that, they talk about books I’ve actually read before. Authors I admire, like Larry Niven, Patrick Rothfuss, Neil Gaiman, and Jim Butcher, as well as lots of indie authors I’m interested in reading. Because of this show, I’d put “The Martian” on my own personal To Be Read list. So what a joy when I found out today that Patrick Stemp is reading my book. He’s currently 1/4 in and seems to like it — and that’s good enough for me! Haha, I’ll take it. Tune in next week for when he passes judgment on the rest of the book (queue the ominous music).
Special thanks to host Jamie Maltman for having downloaded it and mentioning it to Patrick.
Hearing people talk about your book is probably the greatest thing about being an author, short of buying my own island with robot attack dogs. If you get a chance, why not check out the podcast? They have a backlist of 28 episodes. Why not get started today so you’re caught up for episode 30 next week? 🙂