Past Interview Series

BBCHAT: Big Black Cat's Humane Agent Talk, in which a particularly agreeable agent answers a series of questions that have nothing to do with queries or submission guidelines.

BOA: Bloggers of Awesome. Wanna learn about the publishing industry? Hit up some blogs! These bloggers have figured out how to write and successfully self-promote at the same time.

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).


2015


CRAP:
Erin Bowman - VENGEANCE ROAD
Liz Coley - TOR MADDOX: UNLEASHED
Michelle Falkoff - PLAYLIST FOR THE DEAD
Miriam Spitzer Franklin - EXTRAORDINARY
Angelica R. Jackson - CROW'S REST
Rena Rockford - ACNE, ASTHMA & OTHER SIGNS YOU MIGHT BE HALF DRAGON

SAT:
MarcyKate Connolly - MONSTROUS
Melanie Crowder - A NEARER MOON
Tatum Flynn - THE D'EVIL DIARIES
Fonda Lee - ZEROBOXER
Sarah Maguire - VALIANT
Laura Lidell Nolen - THE ARK
Chris Von Halle - THE FOURTH GENERATION

SHIT:
Elle Cosimano - NEARLY GONE
Catherine Doyle - VENDETTA
MacKenzi Lee - THIS MONSTROUS THING
Amy McNulty - NOBODY'S GODDESS
Chelsea Pitcher - THE LAST CHANGELING
Natasha Sinel - THE FIX

SNOB:
Karen Ann Hopkins - TEMPTATION
Kristen Lippert-Martin - TABULA RASA
Laurie McKay - THE LAST DRAGON CHARMER

WHAT:
Madeline Dyer: UNTAMED
Lauren Gibaldi - THE NIGHT WE SAID YES
Shannon Grogan - FROM WHERE I WATCH YOU
Moriah McStay - EVERYTHING THAT MAKES YOU
Emma Pass - THE FEARLESS
Randy Ribay - AN INFINITE NUMBER OF PARALLEL UNIVERSES
Emily Ross - HALF IN LOVE WITH DEATH
Sandra Waugh - LARK RISING

2014

BBCHAT:
Hannah Bowman of Liza Dawson Associates

BOA:
The Daily Dahlia

CRAP:
Karen Akins - LOOP
Courtney Alameda - SHUTTER
Skila Brown - CAMINAR
Erica Cameron - SING SWEET NIGHTINGALE
RC Lewis - STITCHING SNOW
Carmella Van Vleet - ELIZA BING IS (NOT) A BIG FAT QUITTER
Jasmine Warga - MY HEART & OTHER BLACK HOLES

SAT:
Kate Jarvik Birch - DELIVER ME
Frankie Brown - UNTIL WE END
Bethany Crandell - SUMMER ON THE SHORT BUS
Tara Dairman - ALL FOUR STARS
S.L. Duncan - THE REVELATION OF GABRIEL ADAM
Kelly Loy Gilbert - CONVICTION
Jessica Hayworth - MARTY MATTERS
Joy N. Hensley - RITES OF PASSAGE
Sara B. Larson - DEFY
Lori M. Lee - GATES OF THREAD & STONE
Vicki Leigh - CATCH ME WHEN I FALL
Shallee McArthur - THE UNHAPPENING OF GENESIS LEE
Amy Nichols - NOW THAT YOU'RE HERE
Jennifer Prescott - THE HUNDRED
Gayle Rosengren - WHAT THE MOON SAID
Lisa Ann Scott - SCHOOL OF CHARM
Elisa Sussman - STRAY
Jenn Marie Thorne - THE WRONG SIDE OF RIGHT
Tamera Will Wissinger - GONE FISHING

SHIT:
Skylar Dorset - THE GIRL WHO NEVER WAS
Christine Kohler - NO SURRENDER SOLDIER
Jen Malone - AT YOUR SERVICE
Mary Elizabeth Summer - TRUST ME, I'M LYING

SNOB:
Kelly Fiore
Louise Galveston
Tracy Holczer
Polly Holyoke
Emery Lord
Demitria Lunetta
Emma Pass
Kate Karyus Quinn 
Kim Rendfeld
Lauren Sabel

WHAT:
Patty Blount
Monica Garry
RC Lewis


2013

BBCHAT:
Emily Keyes of the L Perkins Agency
Jordy Albert of The Booker Albert Agency
Pooja Menon of Kimberley Cameron & Associates
Rachael Dugas of Talcott Notch Literary

BOA:
Michelle Krys

CRAP:
Vivi Barnes - OLIVIA TWISTED
K.A. Barson - 45 POUNDS, MORE OR LESS
Brandy Colbert - POINTE
Liz Coley - PRETTY GIRL 13
AdriAnne Strickland - WORDLESS
Tara Sullivan - GOLDEN BOY
Cristin Terrill - ALL OUR YESTERDAYS
Natalie Whipple - TRANSPARENT

SAT:
Victoria Aveyard - THE RED QUEEN
Romily Bernard - FIND ME
Anne Blankman - NIGHT'S EDGE
Katherine Ernst & Chelle Bruhn
Lisa Cresswell - HUSH PUPPY
Alison DeCamp - (SOMEWHAT MANLY) STAN
Geoffrey Girard - PROJECT CAIN
Alison Gutknecht - DON'T WEAR POLKA-DOT UNDERWEAR
Bethany Hensel - UNSTOPPABLE
Justina Ireland - VENGEANCE BOUND
Jenn Johansson - INSOMNIA
Stephanie Kuehn - CHARM & STRANGE
Demitria Lunetta - IN THE AFTER
Nicole McInnes - BRIANNA ON THE BRINK
Elisa Nader - ESCAPE FROM EDEN
Chelsea Pitcher - THE S-WORD
Kate Karyus Quinn - ANOTHER LITTLE PIECE
Sara Raasch - SNOW LIKE ASHES
Kim Rendfeld - THE CROSS AND THE DRAGON
Liesl Shurtliff - RUMP
Melanie Thorne - HAND ME DOWN
Tristina Wright

SHIT:
Sarah Bromley - A MURDER OF MAGPIES
Jaye Robin Brown - SING TO THE WIND
Simon P. Clark - EREN
Stephanie Diaz - EXTRACTION
Lee Kelly - MANHATTAN SAVAGES
RC Lewis - STITCHING SNOW
Lisa Maxwell - SWEET UNREST
Jenn McGowan - MAID OF SECRETS
Phillip Siegel - THE BREAKUP ARTIST

2012

BOA:
Freckle Head - Rachele Alpine
Honestly YA
Magical Urban Fantasy Reads - Bookluvr Mindy
Presenting Lenore - Lenore Applehans
Ramblings of A Wannabe Scribe - Shannon Messenger
The Word Is My Oyster - Lydia Kang
YABC Books - Mandy Buehrlen

CRAP:
Kendare Blake - GIRL OF NIGHTMARES
Erin Bowman - TAKEN
Elsie Chapman - DUALED
J.R. Johansson - INSOMNIA
Alex Lidell - THE CADET OF TILDOR
Shannon Messenger - LET THE SKY FALL
Ellen Oh - PROPHECY
Megan Shepherd - THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER
Kasie West - PIVOT POINT
Cat Winters - IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS

SAT:                       
Laura Barnes                                                             
Anne Clinard Barnhill - AT THE MERCY OF...   
K.A. Barson - 45 POUNDS (MORE OR LESS)  
Erin Cashman - THE EXCEPTIONALS                 
Alison Cherry - RED                                               
Jessica Corra - AFTER YOU                                  
Brandy Colbert - A POINT SO DELICATE           
Elle Cosimano - NEARLY GONE                         
S.D. Crockett - AFTER THE SNOW                    
Alicia Kat Dillman - DEMONS IN THE MIST    
C.J. Flood - INFINITE SKY                                                                           
Jill Hathaway - SLIDE                                                                    
Terry Lynn Johnson - DOGSLED DREAMS
Melissa Landers - ALIENATED
Cynthia Leitich-Smith - TANTALIZE
R.C. Lewis - STITCHING SNOW
E.C. Myers - FAIR CORN
Emma Pass - ACID
Kate Karyus Quinn -ANOTHER LITLE PIECE
Tara Sullivan - GOLDEN BOY
April Tucholke - BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA

SHIT:
Lenore Applehans - LEVEL 2                                                                        
Nancy Bilyeau - THE CROWN                                                        
Elsie Chapman - DUALED                                  
Liz Coley - PRETTY GIRL-13                            
Bethany Crandell- SUMMER ON THE SHORT BUS
Tara Dairman - THE DELICIOUS DOUBLE LIFE OF GLADYS GATSBY
Polly Holyoke - THE NEPTUNE PROJECT
Justina Ireland - VENGEANCE BOUND
Melissa Landers - ALIENATED
Jenny Martin - TRACKED
Sophie Perinot - THE SISTER QUEENS

2011

BBCHAT:
Jenny Bent of The Bent Agency
Dawn Frederick of Red Sofa Literary
The Gatekeeper
Sara Kendall of Nancy Coffey Literary
Mary Kole of Andrea Brown Literary
Jennifer Laughran of Andrea Brown Literary
Kathleen Ortiz of Nancy Coffeey Literary
Adriann Ranta of Wolf Literary
Joanna Volpe of Nancy Coffey Literary
Tina Wexler of ICM

BOA:
Cynsations - Cynthia Leitich Smith
Just Jemi - Jemi Fraser
Maybe Genius - S.E.Sinkhorn
Miss Snark's First Victim - Authoress
Mother, Write, Repeat - Krista Van Dolzer
Musings From the Slushpile - Julie Anne Lindsay
Once Upon A Time... - Cristina Dos Santos
A Storybook World - Deirdre Eden Coppel
Tiptoe Kisses - Lindsay Currie
Unedited - Jen Daiker

SAT:
Gennifer Albin - CREWEL
Rebecca Barnhouse - THE COMING OF THE DRAGON
Kendare Blake - ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD
Cinda Williams Chima - SEVEN REALMS & THE HEIR CHRONICLES
Jaclyn Dolamore - MAGIC UNDER GLASS
J.T. Dutton - FREAKED
Miriam Forster - LAND OF 1000 DOLLS
Hilary Graham - REUNITED
Alan Gratz - SOMETHING ROTTEN
Colleen Houck - TIGER'S CURSE
Michelle Houts - THE BEEF PRINCESS OF PRACTICAL COUNTY
Anita Howard - SPLINTERED
Elana Johnson - POSSESSION
Stasia Ward Kehoe - AUDITION
Sarah Darer Littman -WANT TO GO PRIVATE?
Jodi Meadows - INCARNATE
Jenny Martin - TRACKED
Kirsten Miller - ETERNAL ONES
Cheryl Rainfield - SCARS
Amy Reed - CLEAN
Jeyn Roberts - DARK INSIDE
Lisa & Laura Roecker - THE LIAR SOCIETY
Susan Shaw - BLACK EYED SUZIE
Vicky Alvear Shecter - CLEOPATRA'S MOON
Tricia Springstubb - THE HOUSE ON FOX STREET
Calista Taylor - VIRIDIS
Cyndi Tefft - BETWEEN
Daniel Waters - GENERATION DEAD
Sara Zarr - HOW TO SAVE A LIFE

SHIT:
Anna Banks - OF POSEIDON
Leigh Bardugo - SHADOW & BONE
Kendare Blake - ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD
Anne Brown - LIES BENEATH
AC Gaughren - SCARLET
Ryan Graudin - ALL THAT GLOWS
A.G. Howard - SPLINTERED
Kristen Kittscher -THE WIG IN THE WINDOW
Jay Kristoff - STORMDANCER
Erin Jade Lange - BUTTER
Claire Legrand - THE CAVENDISH HOME FOR BOYS & GIRLS
Cory Putnam Oakes - THE VEIL

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