Category: Author interviews

Interview with Georgia Blain

The author of Names for Nothingness talks about the writing of her fourth novel, her characters, the impact of parenthood on the writing process, the PhD she is working towards, her other business – Screenrights, her research, her next book,…

Interview with Anna Maria Volpi

The author of The Timeless Art of Italian Cuisine talks about the writing of her book, about the appeal of true Italian cuisine, her love of Italy, about winning the prestigious Special Jury Award, 10 simple points for good and…

Interview with Wells Earl Draughon

The author of Advanced Writing talks about the making of his book, the limitations of other books for writers, his first book for writers, the importance of the reader, the underlying similarities between fiction and screen plays, the nature of the film world, the “NY Editor” and NYer in general (!), his views about literary fiction and value labels, his next book, and lots more.

Interview with Stephen Blake Mettee

The author of the Fast Track Guide on How to Write a Nonfiction Book Proposal talks about the impetus for his book, on why the nonfiction book market is easier to break into than the fiction one, his Fast Track…

Interview with Ruhama Veltfort

The author of The Promised Land talks about the extensive research she did for her novel, her unusual structure, her characters, Jewish mysticism and mysticism in general, the “little gremlins” which affected her book sales, her unpublished novel, her company…

Interview with Christopher Klim

In this candid interview, the author of Write to Publish talks about his latest book, about the basics of story and structure, the modern writers’ market, memoir writing, about his decision to leave the corporate world, about writing with young…

Interview with Fiona Giles

The author of Fresh Milk talks about the genesis of her book, the process of gathering the material for it, the challenge of writing a book part academic thesis, part entertainment, and part how to guide, how she researched the more riske…

Interview with Gabriel Gate

The author of A Guide to Everyday Cooking talks about his latest cookbook, how fewer people are learning to cook from their parents, the proliferation of lifestyle programs, how he creates recipes, on using classic recipes, the photography sessions, kitchen wisdom, obtaining…

Interview with Hal Zina Bennett

The author of Write From the Heart talks about his latest book, the interactive writing exercises, how everyone has a story, about “peak experience” and the “essential wound,” the spiritual nature of writing, Jung, self-esteem for writers, working with small presses, his…

Interview with Thomas A Williams

The author of Poet Power talks about his book, a poet’s duty to publish, about working for free, about “selling” poetry, about the best, and worst poetry readings, writing online, poetry contests, and his next book. Magdalena Ball: What inspired you…