More of Micki’s tour – about making live appearances including TV no less! Micki – you are amazing! I think the ‘performance’ side of being a writer is a major worry for a lot of us – I know I’d be sh*t-scared to do what you did there, so you’re a genuine hero to me now! ❤
As a member of the Rave Reviews Book Club, I occasionally get to showcase some awesome authors here. Today Micki Peluso is here to talk about her personal journey, and her book The Whippoorwill Sang. Take it away, Micki.
Facing My Fear of Public Speaking
I have always had a fear of public speaking and being the center of attention. That said, while other authors may enjoy the thought of speaking in front of strangers, for me it was about as much fun as facing a firing squad. My local Red Hat Ladies Club cajoled (forcefully pushed) me into doing a speech and book signing at a local restaurant. Panic set in as all kinds of catastrophic phenomena settled in my gut like a bag of cement.
The day arrived way too quickly but I’d gathered a few helpful hints from other writers. One told me to picture the audience…
View original post 805 more words