If you want to be interviewed on A Cup of Coffee and a Good book, please read this entire page and follow the directions closely. Jennifer is busy and sometimes cranky, so if you do not follow directions, she may ignore your email. However, she loves people who follow directions!
Note: I don't put anything on this blog that I would not want my mother or daughter to read, so I do not accept erotica, hate speech, racist works, etc.
Want to be interviewed on A Cup of Coffee and a Good Book? When you email Jennifer, put AUTHOR INTERVIEW in the subject line.
Answer UP TO TEN of the questions below and email your answers to Jennifer in the body of the email. The question must accompany the answers--refer to other author interviews on this site for examples. Please do not number the questions or put Q/A in front of the questions and answers. If you want to be super nice, you can put your name in front of your answer as you want it to appear on the site, but that's not required.
If you have your own previously prepared questions and answers you would like to use, you may send UP TO TEN as long as they are relevant--related to you and your writing career, your book, and anything to do with the publishing industry. Please keep answers to no more than two paragraphs. Please proofread carefully. Please include a picture of yourself and an image of the cover of the book, both as .jpg attachments. If you do not follow these simple directions, your interview will be deleted. Jennifer reserves the right to refuse to post any interview for any reason or to omit selected questions and answers. Hate speech, spam or otherwise overly pushy advertising, and political or religious rants will not be tolerated. You are welcome to offer a giveaway for your book with your interview, and Jennifer will randomly select a winner for you from the comments.
Interviews are generally posted in the order Jennifer receives them, interspersed with reviews, guest posts, news items, etc. Jennifer will try to send you a permalink when your interview posts, but she is blonde. It's a good idea to check back.
Standard author interview questions (Answer UP TO TEN. That means 10 or less, not all of them. If you answer more than 10, Jennifer will randomly delete the extras, which will probably include your pithiest and most intelligent answers. Don't let it happen to you.):
Mandatory: Where can we find out more about you and buy your book?
Mandatory: Tell us about your book.
Where did you get the idea for the story?
What is your greatest writing challenge?
What do you find most rewarding in writing a book?
Tell us about your previous work.
What other projects do you have coming up?
Do you write full time? If so, tell us how you manage it. If not, what is your day job?
What is your writing process like--do you outline first or just start writing, etc.?
Do you work with a writing group or mentor? Why or why not? If you do, what do you get out of it?
What have you done to develop your writing craft?
What was the hardest part: writing the book, getting it published, or marketing it? Why?
What have been your most successful marketing techniques?
Tell us a little about your non-writing life. Family? Pets? Hobbies?
Is your family supportive of your writing?
When and why did you decide to become a writer?
What is your favorite genre to read? To write?
Who is your favorite author of all time, and why?
If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would it be, and with whom?
If you could choose your last meal, what would it be?