Friday, January 16, 2009

Canadian author's shameless promotion

Suspense writer Cheryl Kaye Tardif loves, loves, loves Craig Ferguson. In fact, she's launched a campaign to appear on his show.

Now, admittedly it's a long shot, and I don't plan to make a habit of publicizing everyone who wants to pull a similar stunt, but Cheryl found this blog, and since my blog is fairly new, I figured I'd give her some free publicity.

So here's Cheryl's post about why she wants to appear on "The Late Late Show," and here's her web site. Good luck, Cheryl!

Incidentally, Craig is pretty much alone among the late night talk show hosts to have fiction writers as guests. Some of the authors he's hosted have included Michael Connelly, Salman Rushdie, Ken Bruen and Isabel Allende.


  1. Cheryl Tardif said...

    Wow...I just found this. Thank you! (blush) :)

    I know, it's a crazy thing to do, but as many authors will tell you, sometimes "crazy" gets noticed. Christopher Paolini from Eragon fame dressed up in medieval wear when he went to events and signings.

    Yes, I do love Craig Ferguson's show. I've sent him copies of all 3 novels. He said last week on his show that he likes reading. I'll keep my fingers crossed that he chooses to read mine.

    Thank you for helping me get the word out. I appreciate it.

    Cheryl Kaye Tardif,
    bestselling author of Whale Song, The River and Divine Intervention

  2. Anonymous said...

    Thanks for posting this info for Cheryl. She is a fantastic writer and deserves to be on Craig's show. This is a "great thing" you have done for her. She and all of her author friends, thank you!

    Tracy B. Evans
    Author of Fatal Kidnapping

  3. Anonymous said...

    I sent a letter to the Craigster, too, begging, pleading, shamelessly, on bended knee for him to bring Cheryl onto his show. I heard a rumor that he reads this blog. So Crag, my naughty little monkey, here I am again begging, pleading, shamelessly, on bended knee. Please bring Cheryl onto your show. Mostly because I'm wearing a hole in the knees of my Levi's from all this shameless begging and pleading. So c'mon already!

    Gary Val Tenuta
    Author of The Ezekiel Code