After reading an excerpt from “Transactions in Thai”, which has just been translated into French from Lovers and Strangers Revisited, Nic approached me about the idea for a You Tube interview for his website. I was carrying Justin at the time, as everyone including my wife Jenny, was busy saying their goodbyes, so we found a quiet place alongside Bing! As Nic asked me a handful of questions, I tried to think of suitable answers while hoping Justin cooperates. Like any toddler, he can get restless and throw a tantrum pretty fast. We both managed to get through it, in one quick take, and that was that.
Over the years I kept coming across various versions, some better than others. Then today I realized that there were, in fact, two separate interviews, split from that one session, with appropriate headings and questions added in. I’m sure I must’ve known about this, but at the time, I may have been distracted with marking exams, blogging The Story Behind the Story series, and writing, with two small children clamoring for my attention to notice. After seeing the different versions out there, I thought it’s about time that I post the two that Redbox Studios created for their website.
Here’s the first “My Website Got Me Three Book Deal” (two books actually) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Mo5Q13-Ob0&NR=1
And “Going Online Gave Me Tons of Publicity”