Hi everyone! I’m now offering sponsored author interviews to help maintain the site. You can answer all questions or only the ones you want to. It’s up to you! It’s meant to be informal and a way for you to reach out to potential readers. Copy and paste the interview questions below with your responses into an email using the guidelines from my advertisement content post here. Put “Author Interview” in the subject line so I can identify it quickly.
Please contact me in at least a month in advance if wanting to schedule it for a specific date. I cannot promise a quick turnaround time otherwise. If no date is supplied when you send your responses, interviews will go live as soon as payment is received. Interviews will be
$25 $5 via PayPal or FREE with the purchase of any ad. All interviews will have a disclaimer of “Sponsored content” at the bottom.
Who are you?! What are your credentials? Where are you from?
What book(s) have you written?
What is the title of your most recent book and how did it come to be named?
What does the cover look like? (link to the cover)
Describe the book in 5 words.
What genre(s) do you think it fits into or breaks?
What’s the synopsis for the book?
What is one thing you want readers to know about this book that the official synopsis doesn’t cover?
Where can we buy the book?
Where did your main sources of inspiration come from for this story?
Who is the book dedicated to and why?
What three other books would you use to describe your book?
Why is indie publishing important to you and why do you think it is important to our culture?
If you could choose one ideal reader – no matter who – to read your book, who would it be and why?
If your book was an animal, what would it be and why?
What is your favorite sentence from the book?
If you were to collaborate with another writer, who would they be and why?
What books do you think the world needs to read more of and why?
What does diversity in publishing mean to you?
How have libraries affected your writing?
What do you see as problems that need to be fixed in the traditional publishing model?
What is the best piece of advice you got from another writer?
What indie authors have influenced you and how?
Is the Amazon publishing model scary to you in any way?
What is something you learned about writing when writing your most recent book?
What do you think of the focus on indie bookstores over indie authors and indie books?
What are some ways you think gatekeepers in publishing (literary agents, librarians, book bloggers) can help indie authors gain discoverability?
What is one book that changed your life and how?
Your literary character hero?
What is the book you wish you had written?
The last book that made you laugh? Cry?
Your literary crush?
The thing you’ve written that makes you cringe?
What is your favorite online resource as an author?
How do you feel about authors giving their work away for free?
What are you reading now?
What was your favorite book as a child?
What was the Illicit book you had to sneak growing up?
What are the books you’ve read more than once?
The book people might be surprised to learn you love?
The book that cemented you as a writer?
The book that changed your life?
What music do you write to or find inspiration in?
What roadblocks did you encounter when publishing your work?
What TV show are you watching now?
Cat or dog or both person?
Alice in Wonderland or Wizard of Oz – and why?
Coffee or tea or both person?
Print book or ebook or both person?
How do you see book culture changing, other than the ways it already has, because of ebooks?
How do you see book culture changing, if at all, because of indie publishing?
What is one thing you would like to say to millennial readers?
What is one cause or charity you support and want to give a shout-out to?
What is your biggest grammatical struggle to overcome in your writing, or what is your most common typo?
Where can we stalk you? (What are the links to your social media platforms and blog?)
This post last updated on 3/17/18.