Naked and Hungry will be going public soon! Public radio, that is. This week I was delighted to receive an invitation from WUNC Radio (91.5 FM) to appear on next Wednesday’s (Oct. 26) edition of “The State of Things” hosted by Frank Stasio. I’ll be interviewed during the last half hour of the noon show, which is a live program featuring the issues, personalities, and places of North Carolina.
Recent guests have included diverse personalities such as Charles Frazier, author of Cold Mountain, Wanda Jackson, America’s first female rock and roller, and researcher Michael Fishbach, an advocate for whale conservation (one of Jessica’s heroes, by the way). I’m particularly humbled to follow in the footsteps of good friend Mary Lambeth Moore, author of Sleeping with Patty Hearst, who also appeared earlier this year.
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I’m very excited but my heart’s already racing. In fact, I can hear Myrtle right now: “Lordy be! Girl, you’re a writer. Do you think you’re ready for 17 minutes of live radio?” I’m hoping she’ll pray for me. Also hoping you’ll send positive energy my way next week.