Book Promotion, Accidents, Writing Careers and Internet Radio

Freud may not believe in accidents, but I do.  Want to hear about the accident that changed

The Accidental Bestseller.jpgmy life?  I mean HEAR.  Not read.  You can do it right now by going here, to Accidental Radio on the website of author Wendy Wax.  Once you click on my information, a cute little podcast graphic will pop up, and you can hear my story.  Just don’t make the mistake of typing in to get there instead, because you’ll accidentally get Wendy’s cousin, who is also an author.

I learned about Accidental Radio by accident.  The publicist who worked to promote Sister’s Choice suggested my name to Wendy as one of the authors she might interview about accidents that change lives.  Accidental Radio was designed to promote Wendy’s new novel, The Accidental Bestseller.  Of course I ordered the book after my taping, and I’m deeply into it now, thoroughly enjoying this friendship novel about four very different women. 

Does that last part sound familiar?  Yes, in that way, if not in the story itself, Wendy’s book is a bit like my Happiness Key, which debuts next month. But why shouldn’t Wendy and I think alike?  We did, after all, attend the same elementary and high schools.  I discovered this accidentally from Wendy’s website.  Now what were the chances?  What do you think, Freud?  Are we taking bets?

So yes, I believe in accidents.  I accidentally got involved in promoting Wendy’s book, then accidentally discovered a new author to enjoy, and a new author with whom I have a lot in common.  Oh, and next month we are signed up for the same conference.  I suspect we will have a lot to talk about when we finally meet face to face–most likely running into each other in a hallway by. . . well, you know.

If you like friendship novels, if you want the inside scoop on the publishing industry, if you just want a relaxing day or two when you can sink into a good story, buy Wendy’s novel.  Let’s put Wendy on the bestseller lists.  And not accidentally.


  1. Debbie Haupt on June 18, 2009 at 9:03 am

    I saw your post on facebook about this Emilie and I can’t wait to read the book, and what a great accidental occurrence you had on that bus back to college. I enjoyed listening to that and am looking forward to reading Wendy’s new book and of course waiting with bated breath for Happiness Key.

  2. Emilie Richards on June 18, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Thanks for listening, Debbie. It was a pleasure to do it. Hope you enjoy both novels.

  3. Debbie Haupt on June 19, 2009 at 8:53 am

    I also saw a lot of other authors I support on Accidental Radio and enjoyed listening to Karen White and will enjoy listening to all the others in the future, what a great idea!!

  4. Jane Squires on June 19, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Happiness is being married to the one and only guy I’ve had for 30 years. We accidentally met at church when I was suppose to meet another guy who was too shy to show up. 30 years later we are celebrating our committment to one another that lasted. I didn’t party and go out looking for just any guy. I went looking for one who would make a good husband and father. I was 29 when I married. I was happy to go to Jamaica that year before I met my husband. I met him and we had our first date on Easter and were married 3 months later. Happiness is having two grown daughters who I miss and I’m not finding the empty nest that happy.
    Happiness is being laid up for the past three years with surgeries and finding such wonderful authors who sent me books and so I became a reviewer and love reading and writing reviews for authors. If I had not been laid up, I probably would not have started this. I also share my books and have made such good friends introducing them to wonderful authors.

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