About a year ago, a good friend of mine and fellow Duran Duran fan started a podcast called The D Side. It's a place to talk about music (and Duran Duran, of course), but it goes deeper than that. David is more about the questions than the answers. Every episode gets me thinking about its subjects in ways I haven't before, and for me that's always the mark of engagement.
In fact, The D Side served as inspiration for this website and project. David's podcast is a gateway of sorts. It's not about connecting with the masses, but one fan at a time. And that fan doesn't have to be a Duran Duran fan, but someone who wants to go beyond fandom. In that vein, I wanted to do the same for The Stronger Pull. The same goes for my books as well; I've always experienced the perspective of success by the numbers--Amazon rankings and bestseller lists and units sold and royalties--but these days I'm more interested in meeting and connecting with the person, one reader at a time.
In other words, the stronger pull is toward the human side of writing and publishing and selling books. Doing so connects me with my own humanity, I believe.
When I flew to Atlanta in January to celebrate The D Side's first anniversary, David interviewed me for his podcast. We talked so much that he had enough material for two episodes! Part One launched on February 27 (exactly one month since I turned 50!). In this episode I talk about The Stronger Pull, authenticity, my husband, and more.
Part Two airs on March 5--in the meantime, I'm inviting you to subscribe to The Stronger Pull mailing list. In the coming months you'll keep up with the blog, receive inspiration and affirmations, and get updates on the status of my own podcast and other projects still under construction. I'll never spam you or share your information.
And, heads up--there's a little surprise coming with the Part Two of The D Side interview that you'll need to be a subscriber for, so you don't want to miss out!
Thanks so much for allowing me to connect with you!