Toby Neal is a very busy woman living amongst the lush palms and beautiful sand and sea of Hawaii. She’s the author of close to a dozen books and counting. Learn more about this fascinating woman and her books. Continue reading
Category Archives: Author & Artist Interviews
C. W. Schultz is the pseudonym for American writer Calen Sifferman, and we met on Twitter just before he was heading overseas. I liked his bio and invited him for an interview.
Please give Calen a warm welcome and add him to your networks. Continue reading →
I remember the exact moment when I met John. It was on twitter August 2011. I was having a conversation with another Englishman about the London riots, and John interjected and suggested I read his article on the matter.
The rest is history, really. We’ve been friends ever since, and have discussed numerous topics ranging from poetry to politics to music to the Royal Mail system. He’s helped me in a fundraiser for a fellow author, and he’s been a constant source of friendship.
For all these reasons, it’s my privilege to highlight John and his writing.
Please give a very warm welcome to poet/writer and consummate thinker, John Anstie. Continue reading →
I love when relationships develop organically, as they are the ones that usually stick. CP Bialois is an author I met sometime ago, and he’s been a constant source of optimism and encouragement. He’s an extremely diligent and hard-working author, and I’m happy to offer him space to tell you more about himself.
Please give a warm welcome to fantasy author, CP Bialois. Continue reading →
Ned Hickson is a terrific writer, and he does it with a sense of humor. On more than one occasion, I’ve done a spit-take while reading one of his blog posts.
It’s my great pleasure to introduce him to you, and I can’t remember the last time I’ve laughed so much conducting an author interview. Thanks Ned, I need to clean my computer screen again! That’s the last time I drink expensive scotch while I’m reading your stuff!
Please give a warm welcome to Jurnalist and funny man, Ned Hickson. Continue reading →
I’ve met many authors via comments they left on my blog. That is how Britt and I connected. Of course, then I discovered we had friends in common, so I’m thrilled to showcase her and her work.
She was a lot of fun to interview and I’m sure you will enjoy reading more about her. Please welcome Britt Skrabanek to Eden’s Exchange. Continue reading →
Anthony McManus (Tony, I call him ) is an author who lives in Chiang Mai, a beautiful part of northern Thailand I had the pleasure of visiting years ago.
We connected after he read one of my books, and have been friends since. As in the serendipitous world of the social network, he also happens to come from my provincial birthplace of Quebec. Small world.
Please welcome Tony—a diligent writer, a man of many talents, and someone worth knowing. Continue reading →
Angus Vieira is an author I met by way of mutual friend, screenwriter/poet Wally Lane. We read each other’s books and connected on Facebook. To say that he is an ‘interesting’ man would not do him justice. He is a unique blend of sexy and sassy, raunchy and sagely, and someone who does not mince words.
See what I mean by reading more about the one and only, Angus Vieira. Continue reading →
Author E.N. De Choudens, whom I call Efrain, connected with me some years ago when he fanned my Facebook page. We chatted about so many things, including books. I learned he wrote in numerous genres: erotica; poetry; science fiction; and horror.
Coming from a Spanish background, I knew English was not his first language, but that never stopped us from having the most charming conversations. You will discover that for yourself in his responses.
Please welcome Efrain and find out more about this dedicated and talented man. Continue reading →
Laurie and I connected via our blogs sometime ago, probably through our love of music.
Having worked as a police officer and in the prison system, he’s the writer of three novels (so far) in the “Death” series.
All the way from the land down under, please give a warm welcome to Laurie Smith. Continue reading →
I am so excited to have author, Fiona Quinn, on my blog. I’m a huge fan of her and her writing.
When I set out to write a mystery, her wisdom and experience were invaluable to me. In this interview, you’ll find out how she shares her knowledge with authors.
Now, let’s learn more about this fascinating woman and her book, Virginia is for Mysteries.
Raymond, welcome to Eden’s Exchange, so thrilled to reconnect after writing with you as part of the collective Black Ink, White Paper. Recently, I had the pleasure of picking up your book, Awakening, The Ydron Saga.
Now we get to learn more about you and your writing.
Readers, please sit back and enjoy!
Serendipity played a role in my connection to Joseph DiBartolo, or Joey, as he has asked me to call him. I’m happy to share my space, so you can learn more about him.
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 →
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.