Archive for November, 2008

Interview on BBC Southern Counties Radio

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

I just had a great interview on BBC Southern Counties Radio. Jess Love the producer of the show contacted me last week to ask if I was available for an interview today. 

Luckily I was, and we just finished the interview. It was live and I wasn’t able to record it but Jess is providing me with a copy and I will post it as soon as I recieve it.

It always feels good to be able to let people know that yes this is a real problem and being married to a gaming addict really does make you feel like a widow.

Sherry is interviewed on Drivetime with Roberto Perrone (UK)

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

I am about to be interviewed for the Drivetime with Roberto Perrone show based in the UK.  I’m honestly not sure if the show is pre-taped (I’m listening live now and I don’t think it is) or not but we’ll see.  The producer is going to make a copy of the interview available to me after the show and I will post here as soon as I get it.

I’m to be a voice of sympathy today to all women because today is the day that ‘World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King’ launches.

I’ll keep you posted!  =)

Sherry is interviewed LIVE on Ireland’s Tom Dunne Newstalk Radio show

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

It’s 4:36am EST and I have just finished a live interview! I was just on the Tom Dunne morning show (it’s about 9:36am for them over there) talking about the site and telling a bit of my own Gamer Widow story. It was a lot of fun and also a bit nerve wracking. It’s funny, I have done countless interviews but the live ones still get the butterflies flying in my tummy.

Tom was very friendly and really put me at ease. I am waiting to see if they can get me a copy that I can post here. As soon as they do I will post it in our Media section.

I had really short notice or I would have announced my being on the show earlier so that someone might have been able to record it. Oh well…next time Gadget, next time!

Back to sleep for me!

Anyone in the UK want to be interviewed for the SUN?

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Hi all,

Laura Stott from the SUN in the UK is looking for couples to interview for an article. I think it is a great opportunity to bring awareness about this growing problem. Feel free to email her at Laura.Stott@the-sun.co.uk and just let her know that you are a member here on the site.

Here is her original email to me:

Hi There,

I am a journalist writing a piece about gamer widows for a piece in The Sun newspaper in the UK (Newscorp).

I am looking for two UK based couples who would be happy to talk to me about the effect playing virtual world games has had on their relationships. They must be happy to be pictured.

If you are able to help or point me in the right direction that would be wonderful. I can be reached on this email address.

many thanks

Laura

Laura Stott
The Sun
1 Virginia St
London
E98 1SN

A Gamer Widow Finds Her Voice

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

Sherry has already mentioned the Globe and Mail article. The writer told my story from my wife’s perspective, giving voice to her pain in a way that the Dr. Phil Show didn’t make time for in their format. I found it difficult to read, but it was the ‘whole truth,’ and needed to be written and read by gaming addicts and their loved ones.

I called the writer looking for some information yesterday, and she actually seemed somewhat surprised that I liked the article. I thanked her for a job well done. Widows, print the article and get your gamer to read it.

Brad

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