Watch My Interview on the American Real Talkshow ๐Ÿ“บ

I was recently interviewed by the American Real talkshow! The host Roger Brooks and I talk about my experience of being an introvert, how I've built a career around it, having a passion for traveling, and ramen Fridays with my dog. You can watch the episode below or on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/rtzeU6chLII

Being a naturally shy and anxious introvert, I must admit that I never thought Iโ€™d survive an in-person interview like this! At least not without a panic attack or sliding out of the seat from sweatiness. Iโ€™m happy to say that I was surprisingly comfortable, I maintained a reasonable heart rate and body temperature, and I even enjoyed it! Over the last couple of years Iโ€™ve started having to do more of this type of stuff, like podcast interviews, video tutorials, teaching workshops, etc. Each time I do something that I think is scary, it somehow makes the next thing slightly less scary. It becomes part of my arsenal of things to remember when Iโ€™m nervous, a reminder that Iโ€™ve already done scary things and Iโ€™m still fine. So Iโ€™ll do the next scary thing and Iโ€™ll be fine then, too.

Share your thoughts about my new book!

Hello friends! Hope your August is continuing to be lovely! Iโ€™m seeing pumpkin spice stuff starting to pop up everywhere and although Iโ€™m a fan, Iโ€™m so not ready for fall to be here. Iโ€™ve been enjoying this warm weather by going for walks everyday with our puppy, Tater. Heโ€™s such a good little buddy to have around and he really reminds me to take breaks often. I think Iโ€™m much healthier since he arrived :).

Anyway, Iโ€™m writing this post today to ask a favor of youโ€”if you have read my latest book, The Escape Manual for Introverts, I would be so grateful if you could share your thoughts about it online at Amazon, Goodreads, and/or Barnes & Noble. More reviews will help my bookโ€™s ranking and in turn help it appear in front of more potential readers like you! It doesnโ€™t even have to be a long review, something quick and honest is enough!

Iโ€™d also love to hearโ€”have you tried out any of the escapes from the book yet? Do any remind you of ones currently in your own introvert repertoire? :D

The Escape Manual for Introverts book

Last Weekend's Book Signing

This past Saturday was my book signing event celebrating the release of The Escape Manual for Introverts at Riverow Bookshop in Owego, NY. It was a wonderful event! It was a beautiful sunshine-y day and I enjoyed lots of good conversation with such friendly faces!

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it! You seriously make my heart feel so warm and fuzzy.

Hey, I'm on TV! ๐ŸŽ‰

This week I was interviewed by News Channel 34 about my new book, The Escape Manual for Introverts, and the upcoming book signing event at Riverow Bookshop! Woo hoo! ๐ŸŽ‰

The interview wasnโ€™t as scary as I was expecting, but to be honest I did rehearse an โ€œelevator pitchโ€ about my book all morning long and on the car ride to the bookstore. I even rehearsed my own biography in case they asked about my career journey, which feels really stupid to admit, but I even rehearse my pizza orders before I phone them in so thereโ€™s that. I get so flustered talking on the spot and sometimes it makes my mind go completely blank, even about projects Iโ€™ve worked months on and even about my own life that Iโ€™ve lived. Being over-prepared does help though, even if it feels silly. Iโ€™m not great at being โ€œonโ€ spontaneously. Do you ever feel that way too?

In addition to being over-prepared, I remind myself that Iโ€™ve done scary and hard things before and itโ€™s a thought that does give me some comfort. With each additional thing that I add to my list, like this interview, other things that pop up in the future seem less scary. Itโ€™s like all the obstacles and accomplishments pave the way in some sort of cumulative journey of things becoming less scary.

Anyway, I feel proud of surviving a video interview! Even if itโ€™s something small, itโ€™s definitely going in my repertoire for when I need a reminder someday that Iโ€™ll survive other scary things too :).

Happy Book Birthday to THE ESCAPE MANUAL FOR INTROVERTS! ๐ŸŽ‰

Ahhh it's here! My new book, The Escape Manual for Introverts, is now on sale wherever books are sold! Iโ€™m so very excited to share it with you today. This book is quite different from my first two, a blend of not only inspiration but humor as well. Being an introvert is something that really defines me and has my whole life and I enjoyed so much getting to create a funny book about my interpretation of what the introvert experience is like. I canโ€™t wait to hear how it resonates with you or an introvert you know!

If you order a copy, please be sure to leave a review online at Amazon, Goodreads, or Barnes & Noble to help other readers discover the book too!

You can buy the book online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Books-a-Million, or at your local bookstore. Book Depository is also a great place to order for any international addresses (they usually offer free worldwide shipping).

Read more about The Escape Manual for Introverts here.



Book Signing at Riverow Bookshop on August 10th!

Hi local friends! Iโ€™m having a book signing event at Riverow Bookshop on Saturday, August 10th to celebrate the release of The Escape Manual for Introverts! You are invited and I would love to see you there! ๐Ÿ˜Š

At the signing there will be copies of my book for sale and refreshments will be provided. The event is free and all are welcome! RSVP here.

The Escape Manual for Introverts will be available everywhere books are sold on August 6, 2019.