Sunday morning in Melbourne, Australia, Candy and I will be on the air with Alan Brough on 774 ABC Melbourne. I think we’re on around 11:30 AM there as part of the arts/books program, whereas it’ll be 9:30 Saturday night here, and like, a week ago last Tuesday in Oregon or something. Working out the time zone differences nearly did me in. It looks like there may be ways to listen in online, if you’re not in the Melbourne area.
Seems Alan is way into the Bosoms, and wants to talk to us about romance novels. And since I’m a huge fan of Australia, I’m so excited, I can’t even tell you. Candy and I both are plotzing all over the place, especially since, according to her bio, Hilary Harper, who contacted us initially, tosses haiku into her traffic reports. That’s just supreme excellent right there.
Think I ought to tell Alan that Freebird thinks the lyrics to “Waltzing Matilda” go: “Washing the tuba, washing the tuba, you’ll go a-washing the tuba with me”? This makes more sense to him than anything having to do with Matilda. Come to think of it, why aren’t there more romance heroines named Matilda? Yo Australian romance writers, we need more Matilda heroines. Particularly if they have hobo-style handbag collections. Because that wouldn’t be obvious or anything.