A lot of my blog posts are simply me answering questions I'm asked. So in the interest of time here are some quick answers to the most common questions I'm asked.
Will there be a third season of O Line podcast?
I never say never so I will just say, we’ll see. We shall see...(cue spooky music!)
Is there really an Ohlone Island?
No, the name Ohlone (pron. Ah-lawn-ee) is the name of an Indian tribe that is native to the island I live on in the San Francisco Bay. The real island is called Alameda. I simply chose that name in their honor.
I'm from Alameda, do you use real people you meet on the island in the stories?
No. I base nothing from my life in the stories. That would be weird for me. The only thing that is slightly similar is we do own two big yellow mischievous cats.
Do you base the stories on real life events from the island?
No. I make it all up. I get some ideas from
Where do you get your ideas?
Everywhere and nowhere. When I did the podcast I tried not to read anything for a while and instead would ride the public transit around and watch people. The series is based on the podcast so I pretty much have all the story lines I needed to come up with the books story lines.
So, how do you make money with a podcast?
You don't. Unless you have a sponsor or sell a lot of advertising in your show. I just made the decision one day not to go down that path of collecting user data and/or selling time.
Are the books available for free downloads anywhere?
No. A girl's gotta eat at some point.
As other question's come up in reference to the book series, I will continue to answer questions here.