Monday, June 07, 2010

Video: The Kylie Chronicles

Inspired by fellow authors Gretchen Rubin and Allison Winn Scotch, I thought I'd try making a video for a little change of pace here at Trish's Dishes. I wasn't sure what to talk about at first--should I answer questions? Share things few people know about me? Offer tips like Gretchen? (I have no tips, so this last one was never really a contender). Then I thought, "What do I want to know when I meet an author? I want to know what goes on behind the scenes, something that didn't make the book..."

And thus, a video was born! As I've shared before, my books require A LOT of editing. So I have plenty of behind the scenes stories to share from the cutting room floor.

For the inaugural video, I picked one of my favorite topics: behind the scenes with THAT DOG (I got her a pet store in North Philly while looking for a fish...) Here she is, at her grumpiest and least photogenic. I was SO excited for her internet debut, and she wanted NOTHING to do with this project. If you need a laugh, here you go. Enjoy!

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Isn't she a star??? Okay, maybe not. I realize this. But she's wonderful, nonetheless :)

Next time, I'll talk about some aspect of the writing process. What super secret, behind the scenes things would you like to know???

10 comments:

Elizabeth@LongToLove said...

Love the little behind-the-scenes glimpse. So fun to see your beautiful face. THAT DOG has quite the budding career ahead of her!

Krissy said...

Fun story, and Kylie is absolutely gorgeous!
I just got my email from Amazon saying that my pre-ordered copy of Maze of Grace just shipped. I'm very excited.

Julia said...

Love the video! It was fun to hear about how Kylie got her name, and I think she actually did quite well for the camera. Her mohawk is awesome. :) For other behind-the-scenes glimpses, I'd love to hear about how you decide a story is worth telling in the first place. Are there criteria it has to meet (you've told someone and they found it helpful or urged you to share it, etc.)? Or does it just seem right to you? I'm thinking in smaller chunks (like blog entries) as well as the larger memoir or talks you've given.

Elisabeth Weed said...

Trish Ryan! I am going to start calling you Benjamin Button. You get younger and more fabulous looking every time I see you. Keep em coming and thank you for sharing.

Suburban Locavore said...

Trish, I love this story! I don't think I've ever seen Kylie with hair that long. Great video skills!

Delia said...

I love this, Trish! And I so want to meet Kylie and scritch her Mohawk. She's a beauty queen! Anyway, you're a natural at this. Fun!

Stacy said...

What a cutie. I hope THAT DOG got a treat for her guest performance. :)

Heather said...

Adorable! (You and Kylie both!) Thanks for sharing!

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MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Loved the video, love the Kylie story! I have been away far too long!