I love discovering new authors. When I put a call out for mystery/thriller writers to interview, Michelle answered the request, so here she is. In reading her responses, I discovered we had one odd thing in common. She loves oatmeal! I can’t think of many people who would say that. Let’s find out more about Michelle and her writing. Continue reading
Category Archives: Author & Artist Interviews
Christoph, welcome to Eden’s Exchange. You’re a generous author who conducts many interviews on your own site, which makes me especially happy to have you as the first author interviewed under my new format. I hope you have fun, and thanks for bringing a drink along too. Continue reading →
Inside the Author’s Mind was an interview series I started Dec. 10, 2010 to highlight indie authors and their work. It also provided insight into different writers’ minds.
It’s been one of my most popular posts and is run on Fridays.
I’m streamlining the series to give it a fresh look. The questions will focus on the author as a person, while providing a platform to sell their work. I realize how important it is for writers to make connections via the networks, and the interview format is a great way to do it.
As I’m moving into the genre of psychological mystery/thriller with my new book, I invite authors of this genre to be interviewed. Feel free to leave a comment with your contact information if you wish to participate.
Of course, I will continue to feature writers of all genres, as I’ve done from the beginning. I will contact them directly.
Since this is a makeover, I thought it would be nice to give the series a new name. I’d like to introduce:
Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Like a conversation …
No, not THAT type of conversation!
More like this, by the fireplace, an exchange of ideas … fun, relaxed, and informative. We can even roast marshmallows if you like.
Look for the new format next month, and feel free to visit previous years’ interviews. It’s been a privilege to interview these wonderful writers, and I encourage you to connect to them.
I hosted 47 authors in 2011, the first complete year of my blog.
I expanded the segment to other creatives with 44 interviews in 2012.
In 2013, I continued to share amazing talent on my blog. Read them if you missed their interviews initially. They’re wonderful people to have as part of your social network.
Click on the name for the interview.
|Profession and/or Genre||Name|
|YA Fantasy/Romance||Raine Thomas|
|Editor and author of poetry||Loren Kleinman|
|Women’s fiction||Erin Cawood|
|Romance/Contemporary fiction/Short stories||Cameron Garriepy|
|Memoir/Crime thriller/Romance||Billy Ray Chitwood|
|Paranormal Romance/Celtic||Shannon Macleod|
|Contemporary Fiction|| Lance Burson
|Editor and author of urban fantasy/Flash fiction||Annetta Ribken|
|Historical fiction/Humour||Nicole Chardenet|
|Paranormal/Suspense||Sheilagh G. Lee|
|Filmmaker and author of non-fiction/Poetry||John T. Trigonis|
|Literary Podcaster/Social media brand manager||Lydia Aswolf|
|Science fiction/Fantasy||Matthew Bryan|
|Editor and author of short stories/novellas||Jennifer Wingard|
|Publicist and author of multiple genres||Anne Chaconas|
|Speculative fiction/Horror/YA||Jessica McHugh|
|Urban paranormal/Epic fantasy||J.H. Sked|
|Short stories/Aspiring novelist||Timothy Bryant Smith|
|Victorianesque fantasy/Science fiction||MeiLin Miranda|
|Noir crime/Personal development non-fiction||Joe Hefferon|
|Instructional non-fiction/Science fiction/Fantasy||Matt Posner|
|Historical Fiction||Mary Ann Bernal|
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Social media and serendipity connected me to Mary Ann Bernal, and I’m proud to say she’s my final author interview of 2013.
I knew little about her until now, but I loved discovering her work. You will too.
Please welcome Mary Ann and learn more about her and her books. Continue reading →
I met Matt through mutual friend and author, Junying Kirk. He was kind enough to interview me earlier this year, and I’m delighted to return the favor.
Matt is a diligent writer with passionate views. He doesn’t pull his punches as you will find out from his interview. He’s written a new book entitled How to Write Dialogue, and I’m happy to spotlight it.
Please welcome a man of many talents, author Matt Posner.
I’ve gotten to know many sides of Joe Hefferon—author, news junkie, pithy commenter, wine connoisseur, and ex-cigar smoker.
He also has a self-deprecating sense of humor, which borders on the bizarre at times, but at the heart of it — the man is smart, very smart. And I have a thing for smart men.
Joe writes a terrific column for About.com called the Inspiring Women Series. He wrote a wonderful piece on me earlier this year. He’s interviewed many incredible women and offers a thoughtful perspective on each one. His articles are generous and well written.
If you get the feeling he likes women, you’d be right. Read his series and you’ll know what I mean. Continue reading →
I’m honored to have fellow author from the Allegories of the Tarot anthology, MeiLin Miranda join me today. She’s a prolific writer, and a woman I admire for her strength and perseverance.
An author of multiple series, she has a slick platform and writers can learn from her.
Please help me welcome the ethereal, MeiLin Miranda.
In reading my friend, Tim Smith’s interview, I discovered some juicy titbits (You read that right, titbits, I say). He’s usually one of those quiet men who weaves in and out of social networks, but when he speaks, I want to know about it.
And so will you.
He’s funny, intelligent, and a little depraved, but that’s what makes him special.
Please welcome fellow author from the Allegories of the Tarot anthology, Timothy Bryant Smith, and be prepared to laugh your tits off.
I love people with a sense of humor and J.H. (Janet) Sked certainly has one. In her words, her humor is “warped.” She doesn’t take herself too seriously, and she’s extremely thoughtful and supportive.
Please welcome a fellow author from the Allegories of the Tarot anthology. I am very proud to have my story alongside hers.
Please welcome the gorgeous Jessica McHugh to my interview series.
Along with me, she’s one of 22 authors featured in the Allegories of the Tarot anthology, which just released yesterday and is climbing the charts!
Learn more about this fascinating woman, and be sure to connect with her.
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Friend and editor, Annetta Ribken, introduced me to the multi multi-talented Anne Chaconas. That’s right, she’s got so much on the go, she’s redefined what it means to be a mult-tasker. Considering she has two very young children, I’m amazed by her ability to do 10 things at once (if not more) on no sleep.
Hold on to your hat, and please welcome writer, author, publicist, mother, Master of snark, Anne Chaconas.
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I met Jennifer Wingard on Facebook through good friend and editor, Annetta Ribken.
Her company, The Independent Pen provides writing and editing services, including copy editing and beta reading.
Along with me, she’s one of 22 authors featured in the Allegories of the Tarot anthology, and I’m thrilled to write with her!
You will find Jennifer’s answers spare and to the point, probably like her editing style. Mixed in there is a sense of edgy humor and a genuinely, warm person. I hope you enjoy learning more about her.
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I met Matthew Bryan while working on the Allegories of the Tarot anthology. Along with me, he’s one of 22 authors featured in the book, releasing Oct 31st! I know he’s as excited about it as I am!
Some other cool facts about Matthew …
He’s a Canadian living in Calgary, we share the same fabulous editor (Annetta Ribken), and he just launched his own book in August of this year!
Find out more about this lovely man, and be sure to connect to him.
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Gregor Collins was introduced to me by friend Marcella Selbach, a patron of the arts whom I had the pleasure of interviewing last year.
Gregor has written a personal account of his time with Holocaust Refugee, Maria Altmann in his bestselling book, The Accidental Caregiver.
Please welcome him and learn more about this multi-talented man. Continue reading →
I first met Lydia Aswolf when she interviewed friend and podcaster, Casey Ryan. Lydia has a wonderful way of drawing information out of her guests. She is a psychic medium, an aspiring author, and a strong advocate for writers.
She is also a popular presence on social media, especially Twitter, where she hands out the most delicious tweets ever!
Please enjoy this wonderful interview with Lydia and tune in to her podcast, Lydia’s Literary Lowdown. It’s a great show, and I’ll be making an appearance on it shortly.
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Christoph Paul is a man of many talents—poet, musician, and author. His book, which I recently finished and reviewed is a terrific mix of humor, satire, and porn references. Yes. You heard me, porn. He should know.
Find out why.
Please welcome all the many passions of Christoph Paul.
I’m very excited to interview the multi-talented John T. Trigonis. He was referred to me by friend and indie film supporter, Marcella Selbach, whom I had the pleasure to speak with last year. Marcella could not say enough good things about John, and now I know why.
He’s a poet, author, filmmaker, and the list goes on and on! Find out more about John’s philosophy on life, his thoughts on Taoism, and what he’s learned about crowd fundraising.
S.G. Lee, or Sheilagh is a lovely author I met on Twitter. She’s supportive of her fellow writers and wears a perpetual smile. It’s my pleasure to highlight her work here today.
Please give a warm welcome to Sheilagh G. Lee.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Nicole for lunch after connecting with her some months ago. She had a book launch and signing at the same store I had mine, and we forged a friendship from there.
I’m happy to say she’s every bit as delightful in person as she appears on the social networks.
Learn more about this fascinating author and her unique perspectives on life. I could not stop laughing!
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