Twin Cities Live (Where I Met Olivia Newton-John)

I was on Twin Cities Live today, and I had a great time. I was really nervous about being on tv (especially live tv) but the staff was wonderful, as were the other guests, including Olivia Newton-John. I arrived at KSTP and they took me down to the green room, where I was given info on how the show was going to run. They hooked me up with a microphone and then I sat around for awhile until the other guests arrived. Olivia popped into the green room, and was like, hello, I’m Olivia, and I was a bit starstruck. We chatted a little bit, and when I told her about my book, she said, “Good for you, I bet it will help a lot of people.” After her segment, I gave her a copy of my book and told her how much I enjoyed her in Grease. She kindly posed for a picture with me (at the bottom of this post).

Verna Price, PhD was the other guest, and she was a pro at being on live tv, and she helped ease my fears and helped me relax. We exchanged books (hers is The Silent Cry) so I’m excited to read her work.

John and Rebekah (the hosts) were absolutely wonderful to work with. They had both read the book and asked really great questions, and did an excellent job of making me comfortable. They were seriously great, and they made the whole thing enjoyable. I’ve posted a link to my segment on the show for your viewing pleasure. I think I did well:

All in all, it was an exciting, fun day! I actually like being on tv, and I would totally do it again.

Wowwee! Olivia! Oh man- brings back memories (there I go again- dating myself). I was seven when Grease came out, and I thought I was a total diva, singing into a carrot and gyrating my hips like Johnny in Greased Lightning. Ah…memories.

But you were on TV- so very cool! Congratulations, sista. You go girl!

I just watched your interview – great job! How exciting (and frightening) it must have been to be on live TV! And that’s a great pic with Olivia Newton-John.