I can assure you that ten years ago I would have never dreamed that there would be a “Melanie Saxton Podcast” appearance with the awesome Scott Pitney of YourChron.com. But a few years ago, on my birthday no less, Scott invited me onto his fun podcast which features a variety of voices, from authors to entrepreneurs to travelers. His slogan is:
A means for extraordinary people to leave a part of their legacy by telling their extraordinary stories to friends, family, and an audience that too desires to learn from peoples’ life experiences.
Scott is a full-time entrepreneur and businessman who has spent thousands of hours interviewing people from all walks of life — but I first got to know him from his web comedy golf sitcom FORE! in which he acted and directed. Hilarious!
Melanie Saxton Podcast — On My Birthday
Since this podcast interview landed on my birthday a few years ago, former clients wished me happy birthday in real time on Facebook as I talked to Scott. Chief Meteorologist Frank Billingsley of KPRC (Channel 2) in Houston was one of them, the author of Swabbed & Found (I was his book editor — read all about it here).
So much has occurred since then career-wise. Among the most exciting projects were the autobiographies of the amazing Pettis Norman, former Dallas Cowboys tight end, and the inspirational Joan Sullivan Garret, Founder and Chairman of MedAire. I was fortunate to be able to work on their manuscripts, websites, and marketing too, during a pandemic, no less.
Pettis’s book will soon be published, and Joan’s is available right now on Amazon. Very exciting!
Rolling Out A Book In a Pandemic
Yes, these are odd times for authors. Book signings are more of a challenge due to COVID. Between social distancing, masks, and (depending on which state you call home) vaccine passport requirements — authors are having to strategize like never before. An online presence is more important than ever.
Thankfully, I can help with that due to experience and some excellent graduate coursework in digital media. It’s a pleasure to arrange other interesting opportunities for authors, whether that be on a blog tour, an indie book contest, a media interview, a TED talk, or a podcast.
In fact, very similar to my “Melanie Saxton podcast” opportunity, Joan will be interacting with Scott Pitney in the very near future as well.
I’m so happy for authors who roll out their books in a significant manner, despite the realities of 2021. Marketing is absolutely vital, and a podcast is just one of many ways to spread the word. As I always say… “No one can buy your book if they don’t know it exists.”
Here’s the Link to the Podcast
If you have about a hour and want to listen to Scott and I banter back and forth, give the podcast interview a listen. I’ll post more podcasts from author clients who have been interviewed by Scott in future posts.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to collaborate on YOUR project! I love working with authors in almost every genre, especially memoirs and autobiographies.