Back when the girls in Cleveland were located, I got contacted by a whole bunch of different media people wanting to interview me. One of those was from Australia. I spoke to the reporter on the phone but never heard back from him as to what had been published, so I figured he hadn’t used my material. (That happens sometimes: not everyone who gets interviewed by a news source gets published. It’s like how if you’re researching a paper or a book you’re writing, you’re not going to use every source you come across.)
Well, I stumbled across quotes my Australian interview while looking for something else. It appears they used it after all, and just forgot to tell me about it. Here it is: The World Today: Finding missing women alive a rare occurrence.
I’m pleased that my quotes are included in the same article as Elizabeth Smart’s. I admire her very much.
This makes four continents I’ve been in the news at: North America of course, and Europe (I got interviewed by a TV station in Paris after the Cleveland girls story broke), and South America (in May 2012 I got interviewed by a TV station in Colombia) and now Australia. There remains Asia and Africa. And, I suppose, Antarctica, but what are the chances of that ever happening?
I’m Australian and have also done some media interviews here, and my experience has been that Australian media almost never tells you whether they’ve used your material or not. Maybe it’s a courtesy that we just haven’t learned to extend yet 🙂
totally off topic but I’ve been dying to say this…I used to have an Australian pen pal back in my teens named Vanessa! Wonder whatever happened to her, my letters were “lost” when my storage unit got trashed but I just thought that was too funny to have a poster on here with the same name/place. Crazypants over now :).
Off topic. Tiffany Sessions suspect article.
Hey, you never know, the good ole Sun could come calling….http://antarcticsun.usap.gov/