Category: Author interviews

An interview with Holden Sheppard

The author of Invisible Boys talks about his debut novel and how the book came about, characters and themes, on writing earnest depictions of guys, the bisection of the personal journey and healing with the creation of art, how things have changed, and how they haven’t, the power of music and its role in the book (and his life), excellent advice for writers, and lots more.

An interview with Nan Sanders Pokerwinski

The author of Mango Rash: Coming of Age in the Land of Frangipani and Fanta talks about her book, her broad interests, her background, on writing about potholes, on the link between photography and writing, on Michigan, her work in progress and more.

An interview with Joey L. Dowdy

The author of Rise to The Rhythm talks about his book, his past struggles, his strategies for staying positive in the face of these, his inspiration, how to overcome a rut, the books he’s reading, how he balances the different segments of his life, and more.

An interview with James A. Cox, Midwest Book Review

The highly popular and comprehensive Midwest Book Review has been in operation since 1976, and hosts 9 monthly book review magazines such as the Reviewer’s Bookwatch and Internet Bookwatch which are written by volunteer reviewers.  Editor-in-Chief, James A. Cox, talks about the site and how it came to be all those years ago and the changes that have taken place, how he keeps up with resources, his connection with libraries and mailing lists, his most popular links, their funding model, and lots more.

Interview with Sybil Baker

Sybil Baker’s latest novel is While You Were Gone (IPPY Silver Medal). In this interview with novelist Ketaki Datta, Baker talks about balancing the demands of writing and teaching, about living in Chattanooga, her students and their impact on her work, her plot and character development, on the integration between showing and telling, and lots more.

An interview with Douglas Cole

The author of The Blue Island and many other poetry collections talks about his work, the influence of being a resident of Washington, why he loves poetry, his awards, and more.

An Interview with David Puretz

The author of The Escapist talks about the inspiration for his new novel, on self-reflexiveness, metafiction, metanarration, Paul Auster and other influences, on the frame narrative structure, his setting, experiment and contemporary lives, and lots more.

An interview with Elliot Perlman

The author of Three Dollars talks about his new work and its origins, on writing about sexual harassment, on the times we live in, his characters and his real life experiences in law, tips for writers, and lots more.

An Interview with Brian Birnbaum

The author of Emerald City talks about his new novel, about growing up as a child of deaf parents and its impact on his writing, about his publishing company Dead Rabbits and upcoming books, the impact of his psychology background, on failure and trauma, on Video Relay Service fraud, and lots more.

An interview with Cherry Potts

Founder and editor of Arachne Press, Cherry Potts, talks about the perks of publishing anthologies, Brexit, why you shouldn’t expect an ad campaign on the London subway, to Insta or not to Insta, editing, and lots more including a special, bonus cake recipe!