This week, I got the most amazing gift from Author Adrian J. Walker! I had been expecting to get it a few weeks back, but I finally got The End of the World Survivors Club. Signed! I was so overwhelmed by his generosity, I shot the video above. I highly recommend his books and will review it. In fact, we will discuss his book in my asynchronous Facebook book club, which I invite you to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/427705934528728/
As you can see, my YouTube channel, Radical Books and Politics, is shaping nicely. My goal is to have one guest a month, two book reviews a month, and one show a week. Yesterday, I interviewed Author Daniel Brooks for the second time, since I launched the show. I am getting better at editing and keeping the cost minimal for my new hobby.
I am shooting on my i-Phone and have a lapel microphone, which I can only use on an Android. I also bought a short bendable stand and splurged on the lighting. I splurged on the Filmic Pro app for my i-Phone, which shoots a cleaner, professional video. Now, I am looking for guests that are writers and activists, so if you want to come on the show, comment below or on my YouTube channel. I subscribe and comment back.
Writing Updates: I’m almost done with Wolf Trek. Aditya, my editor, did a great job on the edits. I am just grappling with the ending, where there may be a good old-fashioned shootout or leave it as is. Both work, but I really have to think, as a reader, what would I love?
Well, I got up too early this morning and am going to rest. I will be marathon grading through Wednesday and lining up my writing and marketing projects after that. I hope you are all having a great writing and/or reading day!
Oh, oh, here’s my new outro: “Do what you love. Read as many books as you can. And, write on!” #barrioblues
Dr. Jesú Estrada,