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I had intended to take the week off from blogging. Well, that isn’t entirely true. I had something I wanted to write about and post, but all of yesterday got eaten up with accounting and then today got eaten up by all the stuff I wanted to do yesterday as well as a bunch of stuff I had never planned on doing. So around 4 pm when I was finally sitting down to lunch, I decided to let posting go for this week. But as always, something came up. Something always comes up. For months now I’ve been considering taking an extended break from blogging – perhaps a month or two – but I always put if off. Let me just do this one last post, and then I’ll stop for a while. I suppose we all tell ourselves those pretty white lies.

This is going to be a quickie, however. More of an inquiry than a statement, actually. You see, I’ve decided to launch a BlogTalkRadio show, towards the end of the month, after tax season. I’ve mentioned this to a couple of other authors with whom I happen to be engaged in interviews and it occurred to me that this would be a good time to start gathering info on parties who might be interested in appearing on the show.

I’m calling it “Short Subjects I Feel Like Talking About” and, like my blog, it will be a somewhat random assortment of issues I want to discuss as well as samples of my own work. In fact, I intend to begin the program with a series of readings, which I think will give me a low-pressure opportunity to become accustomed to being on the air. But eventually I’d like to start doing individual author interviews as well as panel shows on a variety of writing-related subjects.

Although the shows will be archived, my intention is to vary the times of the broadcasts in order to make it feasible for residents of other countries to participate. There’s no way to know, of course, how many people might listen in in any given week – if any – but I’m hopeful that it will give all of us a unique opportunity to reach out to readers and the writing community.

So here’s my question – who wants in? Who among you is bold or foolish enough to enter these untested waters and emerge, spluttering and shaken but hopefully not permanently damaged? Comment below, tweet me @LoriLSchafer or email me at lorilschafer(at)outlook(dot)com and let me know what you think. What kinds of programs would you like to hear? Would you be interested in appearing on one? Solo or in a group? What might you want to talk about?

I’m all ears!

Reviews Wanted for “The Hannelack Fanny, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Rump”

Are you a blogger or book reviewer who likes humor in your erotica? I am offering a free read-for-review for my newly published funny and sexy short story The Hannelack Fanny: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Rump.

A young woman’s life is changed forever when she discovers what everyone around her has known all along: that a renowned family characteristic has re-emerged in a most unfortunate location – her own backside. Follow her journey from embarrassment to acceptance to unbridled joy as she learns to appreciate the wonders of going through life with the Hannelack fanny. And don’t forget to look for my commentary on the real-life inspiration behind this glorious tale of a glorious behind – me!

6,000 words or roughly 27 Kindle pages.

NOTE ON CONTENT: The Hannelack Fanny, while in large part a humorous piece, contains explicit sexual scenarios and is therefore inappropriate for readers under the age of eighteen.

If you’re interested in reviewing my story, please comment on this post with your contact information or email me directly at lorilschafer(at)outlook(dot)com. I look forward to hearing from you!

Book Bloggers Wanted to Host My Forthcoming Memoirs!

Are you a book blogger seeking content for your site? Would you like to host a guest post or author interview, maybe even do a book review?

I am seeking bloggers for an informal blog tour to promote the November 7th release of my forthcoming memoirs. On Hearing of My Mother’s Death Six Years After It Happened: A Daughter’s Memoir of Mental Illness commemorates my adolescent experience of my mother’s psychosis, while Stories from My Memory-Shelf: Fiction and Essays from My Past is an autobiographical collection of short stories and essays inspired by real-life events.

Both books are short (about ninety pages), are suitable for audiences from teen/YA on up, and will be available in paperback as well as eBook and audiobook. I will be happy to provide whatever type of content you desire, whether it’s a blurb, an excerpt, a guest post on a particular topic, or an interview (either written or oral), and I am also open to offering copies to your readers if you’d like to host a giveaway. Also, although I do have a number of reviewers lined up, I will gladly take more – lots more! – so if either of these books sounds interesting to you and you have time in your schedule to read and review one or both, I will be delighted to send you a free digital copy at your request.

Not a formal book blogger but think you might want to host a stop on my blog tour anyway? Great! In the interest of friendship, I’ve refrained from asking my social media acquaintances who are not book bloggers for reviews or guest posts, but I’m delighted to appear in almost any venue if you think your readers will enjoy my story.

You can contact me via email at lorilschafer(at)outlook(dot)com or via Twitter @LoriLSchafer if you’re interested. I look forward to hearing from you!

Bunny of Doom

The blog hop bunny. I know he looks ponderous, but watch out once he gets moving!