Interview Series

There are a few series of interviews I do here on the blog. Past interviews are linked below!

CRAP: Cover Reveal Anxiety Phase. Let's talk covers! What's the process? How much input do authors have? Hear from debut authors on their cover experiences.

SAT: Successful Author Talk. SAT authors have conquered the query, slain the synopsis and attained the pinnacle of published. How'd they do it? Let's ask 'em!

SHIT: Submission Hell - It's True. If there's one thing that many aspiring writers have few clues about, it's the submission process. I managed to cobble together a few non-specific questions that some debut authors have agreed to answer (bless them).

SNOB: Second Novel Omnipresent Blues. We all like to hear about the journey to publication, and hopefully other people's success stories help bolster the confidence of those still slogging through the query trenches. But what happens after that first book deal? When the honeymoon is over, you end up back where you were - sitting in front of a blank Word document with shaky hands. Except this time, there are expectations hanging over you.

SWAG: Today writers have to be more than just writers - love it or hate it, we are marketers as well. Most authors will agree that the creative part of the job is where we excel, the business and marketing side, slightly less. It’s lovely when the two can meet in the form of SWAG – Shit We All Generate.

WHAT: Inspiration is a funny thing. It can come to us like a lightning bolt, through the lyrics of a song, or in the fog of a dream. Ask any writer where their stories come from and you’ll get a myriad of answers, and in that vein I created the WHAT? (What the Hell Are you Thinking?) interview. Always included in the WHAT? is one random question to really dig down into the interviewee’s mind, and probably supply some illumination into my own as well.

2017 Interviews:


2016 Interviews:

CRAP:
Sara Ella - UNBLEMISHED
MG Hennessey - THE OTHER BOY

SAT:
Traci Chee - THE READER
Andrew S. Chilton - THE GOBLIN'S PUZZLE
Olivia Cole - THE PANTHER IN THE HIVE
Dana Elmendorf - SOUTH OF SUNSHINE
Mike Grosso - I AM DRUMS
Casey Lyall - HOWARD WALLACE, P.I.
Nicole Maggi - THE FORGETTING
Sarah McGuire - VALIANT
Tara Sim - TIMEKEEPER
Tracy Edward Wymer - SOAR
Virginia Zimmerman - THE ROSEMARY SPELL

SHIT:
Laurie Crompton - ADRENALINE CRUSH
Sarah Glenn Marsh - FEAR THE DROWNING DEEP
Heather Smith Meloche - RIPPLE
Sarah S. Reida - MONSTERVILLE

SNOB:
MarcyKate Connolly - RAVENOUS

SWAG:
Jen Dokstorski - HOW MY SUMMER WENT UP IN FLAMES
Kate Karyus Quinn - DOWN WITH THE SHINE
Carmella Van Vleet - ELIZA BEING IS (NOT) A BIG FAT QUITTER

WHAT:
Tom Crosshill - THE CAT KING OF HAVANA
Helen Doulgas - AFTER EDEN
Peggy Eddleman - SKY JUMPERS
SJ Laidlaw - FIFTEEN LANES
Pat Zietlow Miller - THE QUICKEST KID IN CLARKSVILLE
Gail Nall - OUT OF TUNE
Zan Romanoff - A SONG TO TAKE THE WORLD APART
Tamera Will Wissinger - GONE CAMPING


Past Interview Series