An Open Invitation

Let’s start this post by recycling this graphic:

Lisa Burton

Long time followers know what this is all about, but I’m going to write about it for the new folks out there. I use my original character, Lisa Burton, to host an imaginary radio show on this blog. Lisa Burton Radio interviews the fictional characters from your books.

These are a bit of a collaborative effort; whereby, I get your notes and create the shtick. You fill in the blanks where your character would interact with Lisa. These post on Thursdays.

I didn’t have a guest this week, but I’m set for next week. I must have a dozen of these interviews in the mail in various stages right now, but they aren’t getting finished for whatever reason. Some folks get halfway through the process, then simply disappear.

I generally work up the shtick over the weekend and send it to you. The following weekend, I assemble what you return and schedule the posts. With full time employment this system works for me.

The spot has proven to be quite popular, and I’ve been able to keep this going for nearly two years now. I’ve gotten emails about authors who sold books on the day of the post, and some who’ve seen fresh movement in older titles. LBR makes a good place to stop on a blog tour, or as part of a second effort. It works well in conjunction with discounts and free days for those who plan ahead.

Obviously, some posts perform better than others. Some depends on participation by the guest author, some depend on the book itself. For myself, I share them across a spectrum of social media sites, and many of my author friends do too.

Do you have a book that could use a kick in the pants? How about a new one making the rounds? Consider using your character as another way of marketing your book. This is what LBR is all about.

Please check out the Lisa Burton Radio category in the sidebar to see those who’ve gone before. It will give you a good idea of how the posts flow, and the inclusion of your covers, blurbs, bios, etc.

I traditionally hide my email address in the page dedicated to the interview process, but here is it for this post Drop me a line and let’s do this thing.

I’m going to ask you to use the sharing buttons today. I do this on the LBR posts, but I would like to spread this invitation around a bit for one of my own posts.


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55 responses to “An Open Invitation

  1. Reblogged this on mishaburnett and commented:
    I did this once before (you can read an interview with Samuel West, Pale Surgeon) and I think I’ll do it again with someone from Bad Dreams & Broken Hearts–maybe Grandmother Wolf.

    But it’s a cool idea for promotion and a lot of fun.

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  2. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    Have YOU appeared on Craig and Lisa’s blog yet?
    Well, don’t just stop at once – it’s a great promotional opportunity. Get back over there now.
    Not Yet?
    Well, get onto it and contact them via the email address in the original blog post 😎

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  3. Reblogged this on Where Genres Collide and commented:
    Need to advertise your book/s?

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  4. Reblogged and shared, Craig! I’d do it in a minute if I had one ready! Still out with betas and we’ll see how that goes. Meanwhile, I have two more building up, lol. Hope all the shares help! Lisa’s posts are always awesome!

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  5. Hi,
    I am interested. I wrote a book. Sound interviewed me about my book on her site. I would appreciate the promotion. Thank you.

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  6. I do the marketing for you. *crosses fingers*

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  7. I’m interested. I have books about some of the earliest women who lived on earth, beginning with Eve. I have 5 books, and 5 women whose stories need a bit of a help.

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  8. Reblogged this on M J Mallon Author and commented:
    Lisa Burton is looking for guests. Great opportunity to be interviewed by Lisa on Craig’s blog. Don’t let it slip.

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  9. Hi Craig have reblogged and shared for you on #ABRSC etc. Happy to be interviewed again if that helps? The Curse of Time has lots of intriguing characters that I’m sure Lisa would like to meet. Looking for #ABRSC blog tour hosts, etc for my pre-release paperback launch 2nd to 15th April. Let me know…

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  10. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Craig Boyack and Lisa Burton his elegant sidekick are looking for guests for their thoughtful and entertaining interviews. It is more of a collaboration with Craig and Lisa doing a great deal of background work to ensure you get a brilliant showcase.. Don’t miss his opportunity.. I loved doing my interview.. go on you have nothing to lose and visibility to be had…

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  11. Lisa has interviewed one of my characters, and a fine job she did! Trying to line up another one, time permitting…

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  12. karenringalls

    I would be glad to be interviewed on your blog. I have two novels and one non-fiction published. My most recent novel should well be of interest to readers because it is based on the true story of the love affair between America’s renowned sculptor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens and his model. You can reach me at
    Thank you for the opportunity, Craig.

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  13. Reblogged this on Author Don Massenzio and commented:
    Check out this open invitation from the Entertaining Stories blog for guests.

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  15. Lisa Burton’s radio interviews are one of my most favorite blogs! I’ll think about doing a promo on my first book since I’ve re-edited it.

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  16. I haven’t forgotten I owe you some info for LBR!

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  17. Sharon K Middleton

    I am very interested. Sharon Middleton, 271-331-3325 email

    One romance -time travel, BeyondcMcCarron’s Corner, us out now, second, Home to McCarron’s Corner, due out in August.

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  18. I would also be very interested in doing an interview. My novel is Sins of the Fathers and it was released in December 2017. My e-mail address is Let me know what you need, and thanks for the opportunity.


  19. Wow. It’s been two years already? Time flies. Love your Dear Lisa posts, too. *hint hint*

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  20. Hi! I would love to do a guest interview with you. If you’ll email me the questions, I’ll get them back to you as quick as I can. Thanks so much!

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  23. Sounds intriguing! I am interested. I am at and htp:// or
    Thanks! Look forward to taking part in this.


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