Monday, January 25, 2010

Wanted: Author Interviews

Happy Monday Lovely Readers! Well it's a new year and it's time to start scheduling new author interviews. But aside from interviewing new and different authors than last year, I would also like to start including new interview questions in the mix. Change things up and whatnot. :)

So here's where you, my Lovely Readers, come in. I'm going to post the current 10 questions that I have for authors to give you an idea of what we're starting with. In the comments I would love to hear what questions you have for our visiting authors. And feel free to let me know who you'd like to see an interview with. And please, please spread the word.

Current Questions:

1.Tell us a little about yourself.

2.What got you started writing? What brought you to YA?

3.Tell us about your most recent/ upcoming release?

4.Do you plot out in advance, or just start writing and see where things go from there?

5.Many authors have told me their characters talk to them, and sometimes even have different ideas of where the story should go than the author. Do you hear your characters?

6.Who is your favorite character (of your own)?

7.What hobbies do you have when you're not writing?

8.If you had not become a writer what would you have done instead?

9.Where can readers find you online?

10.Your turn. What question do you have for readers of Want My YA?

For authors, here's how my interview feature works:

Interviews are always posted on a Monday. You may schedule your interview to post a specific Monday and if it's available I'll gladly accommodate you. If you don't have a preference your interview will be posted on the first available Monday after I receive your responses. Aside from sending me interview responses I also need a cover image and promotional photo of yourself accompany the interview. If you choose to host a contest in conjunction with your interview, you certainly may, but it's by no means required.

If you're interested in scheduling an interview, email me at wantmyya at gmail dot com

Thanks everyone! I hope to have some great interviews for you in 2010!


whoRuBlog said...

Nice blog piece! How about:
What was the most difficult part of writing your novel? What did you enjoy the most?
Any unusual or interesting stories connected with your book?
Much success, Liza

HeatherMarie said...

Thanks Liza! I like your suggestions. :)

Jen A said...

What did you do before writing (career)
craziest interview question
if you were going to be stranded on an island what would you take with you...of couse you'd have to bring book too...which one would it be?
Your favorite reads?
Fav Authors and why?
Most important or influential author and or book for you and why?
I could prob keep going but I should work. I might pop back with more!