I had never spoken on live radio before, and so I wasn’t sure quite what to expect when I came on Boston’s Citywide Blackout radio program. Having now done it, I can say that it was a fun, unique and all-around amazing experience.
When I walked into the building, I was surprised to see that it was inside some sort of old mill. It was very obvious that the inhabitants of this building were college-aged artists, as the entire building was filled with abstract art and paintings, as well as vintage appliances (there was an original Nintendo Entertainment System in the corner of the studio). I met Max, who had invited me there, and he soon introduced me to his partner Matt. They both welcomed me warmly, and were very professional before, during and after the live interview. When I walked into the studio, I was a bit surprised to see a Poltergeist-style clown hanging from the ceiling, but once I got used to that I settled down into my chair in front of the microphone. When we went on air, we had an excellent discussion about the Elementia Chronicles, and we even got a call from one of my biggest fans, RJ from Connecticut. All in all, being a part of Citywide Blackout was an unforgettable experience, and there is no other way that I would rather have had my first live radio interview.