Hurricane Irene delays Writerscast posting
Just like millions of other Americans we were hammered pretty hard by this hurricane, in our small Connecticut town 99% of homes lost power, and as of today, September 2, still more than 55% of homes are without power. We got ours back last night, thankfully, but still do not have internet. Without a good connection, posting interviews is painfully difficult. I have several great interviews ready to post, next being with Dean Bakopoulos about his excellent novel My American Unhappiness. I hope to have a new Publishing Talks interview posted by next week also.
Our other big news is that Livewriters, our book and author video site, had its best traffic month in August, surpassing 70,000 unique visitors. We are posting ever more interesting interviews, readings and discussions with authors about their books there, plus featuring just about every book trailer there is. And if you want to enjoy a lively literary blog experience, visit Livewires, a fresh look at the literary landscape.
During the storm, I had plenty of time to read (print books by candlelight and flashlight, ebooks with the device’s own light) and am looking forward to talking to the authors of quite a few wonderful books, including My Green Manifesto, Just Bill, Confronting Collapse, and Duet.
My best wishes to all who suffered in and after the storm, and condolences to all those who died in it.