Preparatory to the release of What the Wind Brings, my big historical novel with magical realism, in paperback and ebook editions on December 15, my publisher has engaged a publicist to draw attention to me and the book.  As a consequence, I’ve been getting lined up for radio interviews wherever someone has a time slot to fill.

The most recent has been with Britain’s Southside Broadcasting during a live drive-time (UK time, that is) program that has now been archived at

I come on just after Paul McCartney sings, at about 24:50.  It’s about a twelve-minute interview, starting off with chatter about speechwriting and housesitting, two of the things I’m known for, and then we get into plugging the book and the launch – which will be at Academie Duello, on West Hastings Street in Vancouver, sometime in the afternoon of December 15.  There will also be demonstrations of swordfighting styles and techniques, by people who actually know what they’re doing.

Click on the link and listen in.