Feeling a little businessy

I met Penny Haw by Twitincidence (Twitter coincidence). Or as I like to think of it lucky happenstance (Lappenstance? Sounds like something you get at Teasers.)

She is a journalist, which is very impressive. Journalism is something I once considered doing, but I never thought I’d be good enough at it, so instead I pursued advertising. I think journalism is flippen hard, and you have to get out there and know a lot, and stay very current. When journalists say stuff, it kinda actually has to be true. Well most of the time anyway. Writing fiction is much easier, you get to stay in your pajamas and make up a lot of crap.

So Penny Haw interviewed me, and then wrote a really lovely article which ran yesterday in The Business Day. I’ve attached it in case you didn’t get to see it.

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I’m so pleased and grateful that they put a picture of my latest novel, This Way Up, in the piece.

Shame, the poor photographer, Trevor Samson had his work cut out for him. I’m not very photogenic you see. I definitely have a face for radio. (Or as one of the guys in the studio where I work said, He has a face for a balaclava. Bwahahahaha.) Besides the natural genetics I’m lacking, there are also certain things models know how to do to make themselves look better in photos and I definitely missed that day at school.

But I think it all worked out okay in the end.

I feel all businessy now. Maybe tomorrow I should wear a tie. Although it would probably fall in my drink all the time, so bugger that.


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