Want To See The Hook on Steven and Chris? The Hook Does…

I have the best readers in the world.

  • When I asked you to read my blog, you answered: I have over 1,000 readers between both blogs!
  • When I asked you to download my book, you did so: 6,059 downloads in total!
  • You even sent your good wishes my way when I was stricken down with the flu.

Now I need your help again. I know, I know, I’m needy…

Steven and Chris is a Canadian talk show that covers all the bases, from cooking, home decor (both hosts are design gurus), fashion, health to the usual celebrity appearances. Steven Sabados and Chris Hyndman never acknowledge it on-screen, but they’re a couple – and it shows! Their chemistry sets the show apart from the pack (it seems like there is a million talk shows out there these days, right?) and millions of Canadians – of both genders – love them.

Naturally, an appearance on their show would breathe life into my barely-breathing writing career. And so I turn to you.

I need your help to convince the powers-that-be at Steven and Chris that The Hook would make a worthwhile guest. I may not seem like an ideal fit for their genre, but I guarantee every single member of their audience has stayed in a hotel at least once in the past. My work appeals to EVERYONE. I just need to convince Steven and Chris of that!

stevenandchris@cbc.ca is their e-mail address and I’ve taken the liberty of preparing a short statement that you can “cut and paste”. I can be very thoughtful sometimes, right?

I am a fan of the Canadian bellman/author Robert Hookey, also known as “The Hook”. I think his particular brand of humor would appeal to your audience. His first book, The Bellman Chronicles, contains subject matter that everyone can relate to. Not only that, he’s housebroken, which is always a plus…

Appearing on this show would launch me to a whole other level – and hopefully allow me to sell more than 100 books! Perhaps I could even eat at a restaurant that doesn’t have a drive-thru window… Maybe.

I’d also like to extend an offer to anyone who decides to give me a few minutes of their time; if you can spare some time to help me out, I’d be open to hosting a guest post. If anyone has a tale of a vacation gone awry, or anything funny, let me know!

Thank you in advance, folks. You rock.


A shout-out to my newest blog buddy, Kristen Lamb and her best-selling tome, We Are Not Alone: The Writer’s Guide to Social Media. Give it a try, folks. You won’t be disappointed…

About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.
This entry was posted in Hotel Life and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

57 Responses to Want To See The Hook on Steven and Chris? The Hook Does…

  1. I have of course emailed them – I adore Steven and Chris! I’ve been watching them since their first show.

  2. raisingdaisy says:

    My letter to them is on its way….with a few more plugs for you. Fingers crossed that a flood of dedicated followers will help! 😀 I think you’d be brilliant on their show.

  3. Email sent, my dear Hook… They look like two great guys, and you would be a feather in their cap, to be sure…. 🙂

  4. Well, I have no idea who these people are, but I hope it works out for you. Step by step is how this works I guess. Keep moving.

  5. I sent them a mail just now i hope they call you cos you are a Rockstar..

  6. The Guat says:

    Just sent the email, hope it gets you in 🙂

  7. misswhiplash says:

    Ok I done that and added a bit of my own..the personal touch always helps Best of Luck!

  8. paul says:

    I have just sent the email, I hope you’ll get invited 🙂
    Best wishes,

  9. I’ve never seen the show, but I emailed them! Now I guess I should try to check out the show…..

  10. Jo Bryant says:

    Well you are getting in to the whole marketing thing now…my work is done !!!! Did you send them a copy of the book ???? I have no idea who they are but the e-mail is gone.

  11. KiNgDeeM says:


  12. Karmel says:

    I both translation costs, peero understand how little I like.
    I hope that not only bands 100 books, which are thousands of sellers.

    a hug The Hook

  13. munchow says:

    I have no idea who Steven and Chris are (you can call me ignorant, or just not Canadian or someone not watching talk shows – or TV for that matter – as you say there are too many of them). But what the heck, I’ll post them an email, and if it actually makes you get on their show (I guess my email alone won’t do it…), how fun wouldn’t that be (even if I won’t see it, but this is about you, anyway, no?). Good luck, and may you sell more than 100 copies.

    • The Hook says:

      I appreciate the help, my friend. If I actually manage to make it onto their show, I’ll share all the details – and glory – with my friends!

  14. That’s a lot of book downloads – doesn’t that make you an Amazon best seller?
    Cut and paste – alright, willingly. Although I think I’d better vary the content because otherwise they’ll suspect that I’ve cut and paste, right?

  15. Fiona says:

    I’ve never heard of this show (I know, sheltered maybe?) but I’ve emailed them!
    Brilliant work on the record downloads!

  16. Jefferson says:

    Donesky – best of luck, mah friend.

  17. becca3416 says:

    E-mail sent! That would be so badass if you were to be on the show. I have admittedly never heard of it, but I am also VERY far away from Canada in my defense. P.S. I’d love to guest post.

    • The Hook says:

      I’d love it if you guest posted! I don’t have enough time these days; between the two blogs, the online column and marketing the book, I’m knackered! I’m not sure how the process works, but when you figure it out, let me know and I’ll post your blogging goodness!

      • becca3416 says:

        I’ll work on something and send it your way :). You are a blogging super hero to be keeping up with all of that. Keeping my fingers crossed for you. My eyes too. I am starting to get weird looks, but they just don’t understand.

      • The Hook says:

        People can be so cruel…

  18. You wish is our demand! Oh, maybe not quite right…When bloggers’ wishes are electronic, talk show hosts can’t possibly ignore the Hook. Email sent. Good luck! ( good plan)

  19. Kanerva says:

    Done, with lots of extras! Surprisingly, they haven’t made it big in Finland, so I had to check them out just to make sure they are worthy of you 🙂 The first thing youtube threw at me was Dr. Sharma & medical myths. What a great pair these are! Fingers, arms, legs & toes crossed for you.

  20. Pingback: Never Mind The Middle East, a REAL Crisis is Looming… | The Book of Terrible

  21. jlheuer says:

    You’re sure you want to go on this show? I find them a bit dorky but if you’re sure, I’ll email them.

  22. renxkyoko says:

    I cannot download anything on my computer. But I can do the rest, of course, Mr. Hook. Cheers !

  23. Pingback: To All Things An Ending… | The Book of Terrible

  24. Pingback: A Sunday For The Record Books… | You've Been Hooked!

  25. Pingback: A Sunday For The Record Books.. Part Two. | You've Been Hooked!

  26. Pingback: Lancelot, Interrupted! | You've Been Hooked!

  27. Pingback: You've Been Hooked!

  28. Pingback: Apologies, Corporate Bigwigs and Business as Usual… | You've Been Hooked!

  29. Pingback: Brain-Teasers ,Cougars, Wattpad and Bankers… | You've Been Hooked!

  30. Pingback: Is The Hook Still The Hook Without a “hook”? | You've Been Hooked!

  31. Pingback: Two Hooks For The Price of One! | You've Been Hooked!

  32. Pingback: A Chip Off The Old Hook Block… | You've Been Hooked!

  33. Jane says:

    Done……good luck Hook!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s