YA Writer Wednesdays is an interview feature that runs a week at a time, from Wednesday to the following Tuesday.
You can see previous interviewees by (a) scrolling through my blog or (b) clicking "Blog" on the menu bar, then click "YA Authors" on the sidebar. Features are indefinitely archived.
If you're a YA author and you'd like to participate, please follow the directions below and e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) the following in an attachment:
In a Word Doc:
1. the answers to your questions (below)
2. the links where readers can find your books to buy, your website address, FB, Twitter, etc.-- anywhere you'd like readers to be able to find you, and
3. anything else not covered by the questions that you'd like readers to know.
In two separate attachments:
1. a jpg of your book cover
2. an author head shot
It's as simple as that!
Here's how it works:
Please answer 5-7 of the following questions-- & be sure to add anything else not covered by the questions that you'd like readers to know. Let me know if you're doing a blog tour and have a preferred date for the feature to be posted. I'll promote it on my website, Facebook pages, and Twitter. Also, you'll need to do a signed book giveaway -- the way it works is, a week after your interview runs, I'll draw a name from the people who comment on your interview, then I'll send you the person's contact info. You're responsible for contacting them and mailing them the copy of your signed book.
Here's your questions:
Here's your questions:
What's your book about?
What inspired you to write it?
When is your book coming out / When did it release?
Has the reality of being published been different than you thought it would be?
What's the best part of being published?
What is something about publishing that you wish someone had told you in advance?
Who's your publisher? Tell us your story-- how'd you come to be a published author?
Do you write from an outline or are you a "pantser"?
Who's your favorite author? What is it about his or her writing that has made you a fan?
What's the last book you read that you still haven't been able to shake off? What was it about the book that stayed with you?
Are you a full-time writer or do you have a "day job"? What do you do in your "day job"?
Why YA as opposed to some other genre?
Who's your agent? Take this opportunity to brag on him/her if you'd like!