Authors Request for Review/Interview

To request a review and/or interview please read my Review Policy page first.  Email me dbjro333@yahoo.com with contact information.  I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Many thanks to all the very talented authors reviewed/interviewed and to be reviewed/interviewed.


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Keep your videos under three minutes. We’ll review it, and post it along with your written answers at our discretion.
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You don’t have to answer every question. If a better question comes to mind, feel free to include it. However, remember all content provided is used at the sole discretion of BookReaders.  Make sure you fill out the first section, though, so we know who you are, what you do and why people should to read your work(s).  Once completed e-mail your form to: dbjro333@yahoo.com

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What draws you to your genre(s)? Why is this type of story compelling to you?
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What is your writing process like? Do you map the whole thing out or do you just let it unfold?
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How much of YOU makes it into your characters?
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How do you balance the need to have time to write with the needs of family, society, etc.?
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Have there been any authors in particular, that inspired your writing?
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Is there a story you want to tell behind or about your work(s)?
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What other projects are you currently working on or about to start?
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Could you share some of your marketing strategies?  Which ones are the most effective in your opinion?
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What would be the top five, (or 3 or 1 or however many) things you would tell aspiring authors?
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Again, thanks for taking the time to share your knowledge with us. We appreciate you and your work.


 

11 comments:

Judith Marshall said...

Hi there,
My name is Judith Marshall and I write women's fiction. My debut novel, "Husbands May Come and Go but Friends are Forever," won the Jack London Prize awarded by the California Writers Club and has been optioned for the bit screen.

I'd love to be interviewed on your site. I can be reached at Judith.Marshall@att.net

Anonymous said...

Hey, Judith. I agree: reciprocating interviews is a smart idea; therefore, I am requesting that you and I do so.
Are you available?

I'm on Goodreads and blogspot, and am a seasoned writer of print and TV documentaries.

My book is the YA novel "Light Fixtures." It's a story, set in the South of 1963, featuring Aurora, a teen who, with the help of mystical friends, must deal with the onset of bipolar disorder. The website is www.lightfixturesthebook.com.

Thanks!
Deborah DeMoss Smith
ravensview@aol.com

Chloe JonPaul said...

I am the author of "This Business of Children" which has just been written into a screenplay by screenwriter Don MacNab.
Here is the back cover blurb:


“…because the story that claws at my brain and keeps me awake nights has to be told.”
Vera Harriss




Vera Harriss, Deidre Fletcher, Mark Pettingill, and Stu Martel are elementary school teachers in the fictional town of Blevins, Maine whose secret, private lives change dramatically as you read.
Vera, who is about to retire, vents her anger during a Board of Education meeting with a speech that brings the audience to its feet. Why does Deidre, an exceptional teacher, leave the job she loves to become a corporate trainer down South? Then there is Mark, the perennial job hunter looking for
a corporate position with more prestige and pay but then turns down the perfect offer when it finally comes through. Stu, one of the most popular teachers in the school, struggles with a deep, dark secret that he can only share with Deidre. What causes Stu’s untimely death?

Vera Harriss, Dee 
Fletcher, Mark Pettingill, and Stu Martel are eager to share their intriguing secrets and entangled lives with you.
You can find out more at www.chloejonpaul.com.

Elizabeth Marx said...

I am a Smashwords author and am responding to your request there for interviews. I am an Indie author writing in the Contemporary Romance, Historical/Time Travel and Urban Fantasy Categories. You can check out my website to find out more about me. http://www.elizabethmarxbooks.com and my email is elizabethmarxbooks@gmail.com
Thanks in advance,
Elizabeth Marx

Dena Hamilton said...

Hi! My name is Dena Hamilton and I am relatively new to sharing my work with the world. I have published 2 books through Smashwords so far and have a children's title in the works.
You can check out my Facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/denahamiltonbooks. You can also contact me at jacksmom22002@yahoo.com

Melissa said...

My name is Melissa Love and I would to be interview. I am the author of Secret Affair
I will send the question as well.

thanks
Melissa Love

Chris Rakunas said...

My name is Chris Rakunas, and I would love to be interviewed on your site. I have a non-fiction about a medical mission trip to Haiti in 2010 following the earthquake available in paperback and e-book worldwide.

You can reach me at www.facebook.com/ChrisRakunas or email me at crakunas@hotmail.com

Thanks!

Chris Rakunas

Nadia said...

Hi, my name is Nadia Kim. I'm an Indie Author that has recently published my first book titled Reflection. Its a Romance/Urban Fantasy novel. I would love for you to do an interview with me.

Blurb: Jessica thought that landing her dream job would make her life perfect. But when she found her boss to be ruthless and her co-workers to be less accepting, she began to rethink her career choice. With unresolved issues from her childhood surfacing, she wants to run, just as she always has. Adding to the drama the "hot" photographer, Mark begins to pursue her. Jessica can't decide if he's really interested or just out for one thing.

With all her turmoil, vivid dreams that make no sense cause her even further distress.

Join Jessica as she falls deep down the rabbit hole of life and faces conflict around every corner.

visit my website http://nadiakim.com

I can be contacted at nadiakim@nadiakim.com

dee said...

Hi Nadia, Sorry for delay have sent enail.

Melina Druga said...

Hello:

It was a pleasure visiting your website and seeing your love of books. I'd like to personally invite you to participate in the Enterprising Women Summer 2013 Virtual Book Tour.

The tour will run June 23-September 20, and participants can chose to publish a book excerpt, an interview with the author or a book review.

About the Book: Many women dream of going into business for themselves and working from home. Few actually accomplish this goal. Enterprising Women: Practical Advice for First Time Entrepreneurs provides useful advice to aspiring business owners on marketing, business plans, outsourcing, taking care of oneself and more. It also features interviews with 40 women in various stages of entrepreneurship.


Enterprising Women: Practical Advice for First Time Entrepreneurs was the result of 18 months of work and nearly 100 interviews. It is now available on Amazon and as a PDF.

About Me: I'm a freelance writer and copy editor. I am also the former owner of One of a Kind Baskets, a custom gift basket business. I believe more women should empower themselves and start businesses.

To participate in the Enterprising Women book tour, please fill out the form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16d3TSSCClDHm8M-2uY5AMbomV_HfJy11M03O3VyfhfY/viewform.

Thank you and I look forward to you joining the tour.

Sincerely,
Melina Druga,
Author of Enterprising Women: Practical Advice for First Time Entrepreneurs
Contact at http://my.vCita.com/melinadruga

musgrave said...

Hello Dee,

I heard about your blog from the publication “Blog Yellow Pages.” I have written the first historical mystery, Forevermore, and it has been fairly successful with readers on Amazon (eight 5-star and four 4-star reviews). I have read that very few readers post reviews, so I am happy about the result. I suppose I wanted to get some “professional” reviews from bloggers, and that’s why I purchased these yellow pages. I teach college composition in San Diego, and I’ve been writing for twenty years, and I guess I finally found my “niche” in the mystery genre. If you have the time, I would appreciate your placing my second book in the series on your “to read” list. If you would rather start with the first book in the series, then I can certainly send you a copy. I’m sorry if I did not follow your protocol by sending you an email.