Interview with Liz McKeown

Where can you hear radio plays?
With the advent of television, radio plays became something of a rarity, but why? Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion offers radio comedy and radio skits every week. Podcasters offer radio comedy, Sci Fi and countless other forms of entertainment. College radio stations have comedy shows, dramas, and many show half-hour radio plays. Public access radio is another way of tuning in to radio plays.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love blogging and promoting indie writers. I usually promote paranormal romance writers, but I am not restricted to one genre. I've even branched out to promoting songwriters. Just Google Creative Writer's Boost and Blogs About Writing then my blogs will appear. I'm also active on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus under Liz Kingsbury McKeown or Liz McKeown.
What are you working on next?
Not to be a one-hit wonder, but blogging is now my main interest.
Who are your favorite authors?
I like Janet Evanovich, and her Stephanie Plum books about the famous New Jersey bounty hunters. My favorite movie is Tom Hanks' That Thing You Do. I like comedy the best. It always hurts when a famous comedian dies. I still miss Gilda Radner and John Candy.
How did you get into writing radio plays?
I started volunteering at KFAI Radio in Minneapolis. It is a public access radio station. Back in the Nineties, Dave Rom and Jerry Stearns hosted a Science Fiction comedy show, Shockwave. They took me on as a trainee staff writer. From there, I wrote, directed, produced and sometimes acted in radio skits and radio plays.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Since I participate in a lot of blog tours, I get the ebooks as Word files and read them to review.
What is your writing process?
For me, writing is rewriting.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
My girlhood friend and I started writing fan fiction after being completely enchanted by the original Dark Shadows series from the late Sixties.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I would say a blog tour is best. I intend to reach out to high schools, college radio stations, podcasters and public access radio to get Jan of Cleveland on the air.
Describe your desk
Organized chaos.
If you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
My husband and I are into Renaissance Faires. We also like to explore railroad museums.
Published 2014-05-25.
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Books by This Author

Jan of Cleveland: Radio Play
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Plays » Women Authors
Jan of Cleveland is a radio play designed to run approximately 28 minutes. There are only 5 speaking parts and minimal, easy to find sound effects. It is a Time Travel perfect for high school plays, college radio stations and podcasters. Detailed character bios are included.