We authors use our books to tell stories, but sometimes we want to tell the stories of our books. That's what The Open Book will do: Give authors a chance to answer questions about their latest or greatest works in a Q&A format.
Authors can be reclusive and reluctant to get up on stage and talk about themselves. That's one reason they're, well, writers. I know that's how it works for me. A keyboard feels a lot less intimidating than a microphone to most of us, and if we're good at what we do, we really should be a lot more eloquent on paper than we are in front of a crowd. This feature on my website is an opportunity for other authors to let loose from the safety of their own personal sanctuaries.
I've tried to come up with some unusual questions, and I'm confident my interview subjects will have fun with the answers.
I plan to do one or two of these a week, as time allows. I'll interview authors of fiction or nonfiction, traditionally or self-published, and I reserve the right to choose who participates. The questions aren't geared toward poetry, so that's probably out. But the only hard-and-fast rules are I won't do interviews about erotica, works that sanction abuse or promote bigotry. My site, my rules — but, I hope, your fun and enjoyment.
If you have any questions you'd like to suggest for the mix, or if you're an author who'd like to be interviewed, use the contact form on this site to get in touch.