If you’re an author and you write Christian Fiction, Christian non-fiction, or clean romance stories, and you would like to be interviewed on my blog, please contact me at email@example.com.
All books featured on my site must follow these guidelines:
- No explicit or graphic sexual content
- No erotica
- No vampires
- No excessive violence
You can submit interview content directly to firstname.lastname@example.org if your book adheres to the above guidelines. To see a sample interview, click here. All submissions should include:
- links to purchase the book
- title and your name as you would like it to appear
- a short author bio written in the third person
- a head shot
- how readers can contact you (website, blog, facebook, twitter, etc.)
- Choose between 7 to 10 questions below. If you are an indie author, please include the Indie questions below. I’ve starred my favorite questions if this list seems overwhelming.
- If you have a specific date you’d like the interview to appear, please mention that in the email.
Also, if you would prefer to submit a character interview from your book you may do so. To see an example of a character interview, click here.
Where are you from?
Tell us your latest news?
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
What do you do when you are not writing?
Do you have a day job as well?
What does your family think of your writing?
What sort of support system do you have for your writing? Do you connect with other authors in person? In the virtual world?
**When and why did you begin writing?
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
**What inspired you to write your first book?
Do you have a specific writing style?
How did you come up with the title?
Do you see writing as a career?
When did you first start writing and when did you finish your first book?
How did you choose the genre you write in?
Where do you get your ideas?
Do you ever experience writer’s block?
Do you work with an outline, or just write?
How did you come up with the title?
How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
Characters / Favorite Part
What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?
Are there certain characters you would like to go back to, or is there a theme or idea you’d love to work with?
Book Message / Reader Interaction
**Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
**Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers and fans?
Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
Books / Authors You Read
What books have most influenced your life most?
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
What book are you reading now?
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way either growing up or as an adult?
What are your current projects?
**Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Can you tell us about your upcoming book?
What project are you working on now?
Will you have a new book coming out soon?
Self Reflection / Challenges
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
Research Process / Real vs Imagined
Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
How much of the book is realistic?
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
**Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?
Cover Art / Publishing Process
Who designed the covers?
Can you tell us about your challenges in getting your first book published or self-publishing your first book?
If you had to go back and do it all over, is there any aspect of your novel or getting it published that you would change?
Have you written a book you love that you have not been able to get published?
**What is the most challenging part of being an indie author? The most rewarding?
**As an indie author, what would you say to a potential reader who has never read anything from an indie author?
Advice for Writers
Do you have any advice for other writers?
Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers?
How do you market your work? What avenues have you found to work best for your genre?
What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? What has been the best compliment?
How do you handle criticism?