Quite possibly one of my favorite experiences ever took place a few months ago in a recording studio in downtown Phoenix when my nine-year-old daughter Eleanor (though she’s ten now!), interviewed me all about my book, A Coat of Yellow Paint! When I first asked Eleanor if she might want to do something like this, she cut me off as before I even finished asking with an emphatic, “YES! Definitely! I would LOVE to do that, Mama.” I was a little taken aback, although I’m not sure why. Maybe I was projecting my own nervousness around interviews onto her thinking she’d want to sit with it and think it over for a few days, like I probably would have wanted to do.
We sat across the table from one another in the sound booth- my hands clasped in front of me as Eleanor pulled a notebook from her lap onto the table. The girl came prepared and I love her for it. Watching her lead this interview and ask heartfelt questions (with a touch of comic relief she definitely does not get from me), this moment with Eleanor is something I’ll forever cherish. Also- I think she might have a future in journalism. ;)
The just under twenty-minute interview with Eleanor is included in the audiobook of A Coat of Yellow Paint, but for a limited time, when you purchase the hardcover of A Coat of Yellow Paint, you can download the bonus interview file! Simply email your book purchase receipt to [email protected] to redeem the download today! With Mother’s Day around the corner, I thought this might be a fun added bonus to anyone who might be thinking of gifting the hardcover book to a Mama in their life!
Thank you again for the support you have shown this past week! I hope you enjoy listening to this little interview as much as Eleanor and I enjoyed recording it!