The Academy Awards and Me

The Academy Awards are on tomorrow night, and so am I! I won’t be on television with all the stars, of course, but I will be the star of a radio show that runs at the same time. Maybe I’m exaggerating a bit about being a star, but they are billing me as a special guest, so that has to count for something. I’m also the first guest ever on this new show, which is a great honor.


The Authentic Woman is a weekly radio show that will be airing Sunday nights at 8:00 pm ET, beginning March 2, 2014, on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network. The show will be hosted by Shannon Fisher, a writer, civic leader and social justice advocate who strives to enact positive change in the world one day, one issue and one person at a time. On her show, Shannon will explore every aspect of the female experience.

Interviewing both well-known public figures and everyday Janes (and Joes), Shannon will delve deeply into the world of writers, artists, community leaders and celebrities. Each week, Shannon and her guests will immerse themselves in themes that have sculpted their own personal perspectives — and their cultural and societal experience as a whole.

Sounds heavy, doesn’t it? But since I’m the guest tomorrow, the show will be conversational. Just two friends talking. And if you call in at (347) 884-8266, then it will be three friends chatting! We’ll be talking about my book A Spark of Heavenly Fire, my life experiences, and my latest interests. (I’ll bet you will be surprised to hear what those interests are! I sure was.)

The live show begins at 8:00pm EST here at this link: If you miss it live, then use the same link for the podcast, available immediately after the live interview.

I can hardly wait! It should be a fun evening.


Pat Bertram is the author of the suspense novels Light Bringer, More Deaths Than One, A Spark of Heavenly Fire, and Daughter Am I. Bertram is also the author of Grief: The Great Yearning, “an exquisite book, wrenching to read, and at the same time full of profound truths.” Follow Pat on Google+. Like Pat on Facebook.

9 Responses to “The Academy Awards and Me”

  1. rami ungar the writer Says:

    Good luck, Pat! I know you’ll be great!

  2. ROD MARSDEN Says:

    Good luck, Pat.

    By the way, I haven’t been impressed with the Academy Awards since Out of Africa won. I thought and still think it is a dull movie with some of the film footage of such poor quality that it could have been taken from an el cheapo Tarzan flick. It told me in no uncertain terms that the awards had become a question of politics.

    Also it is interesting to note that it has been a very long time since a comedy had won a place for anything. Or at least that’s the impression I get. Network comes close I suppose in some ways but as they say no cigar. Even so it was a damned fine film way ahead of its time.

  3. Coco Ihle Says:

    Good for you, Pat!!! All the luck to you. Have fun! I know you will.

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