A Day in My Life: Fox 8, Cleveland

People tend to glamorize the writer’s life…but the truth is it’s really not so very glamorous! For me, it means lots of time spent in a laundry room.

But recently I had a rather surreal moment–a TV interview on Fox 8 in Cleveland, Ohio. Surreal, yes. Glamorous, no. So much of behind-the-scenes TV is not the small piece of what you see on TV. Instead, it’s big, chilly warehouses, huge equipment, booms and beams, more huge equipment, and a lot of hurry-up-and-wait.


I still can’t figure out this green screen thing.


This cameras are actually robotic. As I sat there waiting to be interviewed, the camera came rolling toward me, then focused in and out. Very Star-Trekky!





I love this pix of my sister! She was more nervous than I was.





I didn’t get pix of this, but during the commercial breaks, the hosts went straight to their iPads or iPhones. I caught one of them fixing hair, using the iPad as a mirror.




Even though the waiting time was slow…the actual on-air time flew by. All in all, not glamorous…but it was fun.

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About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Great publicity for your new book. You looked great!

  2. Linda Baio says:

    This was great to see! You didn’t look nervous at all! Love seeing all your posts and pics!

  3. I didn’t see this, so I’m wondering if your sister was there to be interviewed, or just as a companion. Being on TV is nerve wracking to me, even though I’ve had the opportunity to do so several times. Thanks for the behind the scenes for you!