I’m doing this in reverse today. From here you can go to my Facebook interview by Jody Anderson at the Henry County Public Library in Clinton, Missouri. I hope you enjoy it.
Thank you, Jody. It was good to see you again and I enjoyed our visit.
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.
The event was part of Pagination’s ongoing Virtual Author Events Summer Series. The store has a number of my titles in stock so you can order online or send Jen an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
and you can pick up your new books curbside! Click here to shop online: https://shop.paginationbookshop.com/search/site/David%20L.%20Harrison”
Warning: I didn’t realize the recording had started while I was chomping up the last of a throat lozenge and getting myself arranged for the event. Viewer discretion advised. (:>
This weekend I’m reading over the script of a one-hour ZOOM interview this past December with Hollie D’Agata and Tammy Brown, co-editors of Pennsylvania Reads , the journal of the Keystone State Literacy Association. The interview will be in their fall issue.
It was a relaxed, pleasant interview with a lot of laughter. I’ve been looking forward to seeing how it looks in print. What I discovered is that I overused two pet words excessively: “well” and “so.” I told the editors that if I delete those two words wherever they appear, it will cut the length of the interview by 34.8%. I could be off a little one way or another.
Well, I love to tell a story so here’s the thing. When you turn me loose, well, the words just start rolling out so before you know it, well, a simple question turns into another story and so there doesn’t seem to be a beginning or end to it. So that’s how it goes when you interview me. Well, what else can I say? (:>
Picture by Nathan Papes/Springfield News-Leader
My thanks to Springfield News-Leader and journalist Juliana Goodwin for featuring me as part of my 50th anniversary celebration. https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2019/08/22/springfield-mo-author-david-harrison-writing-childrens-books-50-years/2071578001/?fbclid=IwAR2j3fK0btjXSrJ3-Jig_M-HEc60GsBFrifyWhgMxGb_jmXQGqw7y9S_jLY
For those of you who take the News-Leader, the story will be printed in Sunday’s edition.
On Tuesday Tom Peters, Dean of Meyer Library on the Missouri State University campus in Springfield, came over to do a video/interview about my work for their archives. This was the second session about my writing. After editing, the videos will be added to the collection of manuscripts and correspondence that I recently placed in the MSU archives. Both interviews ran over an hour so if you should ever want to watch them, better take your computer to a comfortable chair.
The first time Tom interviewed me was for the MSU series, OZARK VOICES. That was in September 2014 and was also a long one. Here’s the link to it. I’m #23. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyugBRJhQ4EwftBGQOCn2HDmPk2-9cAMd .
This afternoon I have more than a dozen errands to run. Getting set to goo foff is serious business!