From Southeast Asia to Ft. Wayne, IN

I like to say I got my start in radio in Southeast Asia. 🙂 One of the things that my family and I had fun with during our time overseas was appearing on live call-in radio shows that encouraged locals in their English language learning. We would speak about a certain topic, and then locals could call in with questions and comments to give them a chance to  practice their sometimes verrry newly acquired English skills with native speakers. Some of the topics we were asked to speak on included culture shock, cheating in school, dating and romance, differences between America and SE Asia, among others. Always the kidder, my handsome Curt likes to say he has “a great face for radio.”

Over the last several months, I have enjoyed doing live radio interviews again. This time though, I am in the States and telling my family’s story as I promote “Sent.” The first time I did one on this side of the world though was a little more intimidating than it was in SE Asia. To prepare myself, I prayed, and then imagined that I was talking to my good friend who hosted the radio program we appeared on back in Asia. 🙂 No worries 🙂

This morning I had the privilege and pleasure of speaking with Lynne Ford of WBCL in Ft. Wayne, IN. Through this process, I have learned that there are good interviewers, and then there are great interviewers like Lynne. She prayed for me before we went on the air and then drove a very fun conversation, even though she almost made me cry twice.

Here’s a link to the program from this morning…

Thank you so much for having me on the show Lynne!!


Who is the Lady in the Picture?

A few months ago MTL “More to Life” magazine asked me to write an article for them. They published it in February! But.. with a picture…that..just for the NOT me.

Whoever this woman is, she appears to be the proud recipient of a couple of awards! The only thing I can make out in the background is “Birmingham.” Sure hope they mean, England, and not the city in Alabama, because then maybe THIS Hilary Alan has a British accent 🙂