Courage to Ask! - Day 32
Yesterday was exciting.
Magic in action.
I got a call out of the blue inviting me to appear live on BBC Radio 4 Front Row, the arts flagship programme I've been listening to decades.
This is a hot ticket show, only established artists, celebrities like my 'co-star' Nicole Kidman are invited on to talk about their new films and books.
But yesterday for the first time in the history of the programme, they invited me and The Great Baldini to discuss how Covid has affected magicians.
You know by now how Covid has affected me. My year's work was cancelled in a few days, I downsized from Brighton, dismantled my little theatre (SeeThe Sequin Theatre in Action!)
and moved to a little cottage in the Lakes. It doesn't look likely that magicians will work again until next Spring at the earliest.
You'll also know that although I didn't want to leave Brighton, I now love my little magic cottage and the countryside outside my door is beautiful and calm.
I believe that when the Universe gives you an opportunity, it's a good idea to take it.
On Front Row, I had the opportunity to tell their listeners that while I have no work, I've decided to use the time to 'Manifest a Million Readers' for Spun Into Gold. I decided that I would ask the presenter who I've always admired, Kirsty Lang, (below), whether she would agree to read my book.
If you're the champion of your own art, who else is going to fight your corner?
I'm naturally a scaredy cat. I don't like conflict, I'll agree with your point of view just to avoid an argument. I suspect that the producers probably don't want me to talk about my book.
But why can a famous celebrity talk about their film but not an unknown magician?
I am convinced and without any doubt that this book will do good in this world.
I committed to use all my courage and ask.
And I did.
Ahhh, you'll have to wait until tomorrow to find out!
Love love love
So my friends, here is my challenge.
I will share Spun Into Gold - The Secret Life of a Female Magician with over a Magical Million readers.
It's available worldwide in paperback and on audiobook, narrated by yours truly and has received 97% 5 star reviews and lots of personal letters saying how much people have enjoyed it.
and NOW as a downloadable E-Book for £4.99 on my Website Shop.
All that's needed to reach over a million readers is an extra special swirl of golden magic, positive thought and help from my friends.
I promise to bring you my daily efforts and adventures on the path.
I also promise not to give up for one magical year and a day!
Thank you for keeping me company.
Off we go!
A million readers here we come!
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