Sunday, July 27, 2014

Recently at The IndieView

The most recent interviews at The IndieView starting with a refresher on the different kinds of interviews.

The IndieView

This is an interview with a standard set of open ended questions. While they focus on a specific book, they also delve into the author's history as a writer and the path they took in becoming an indie author.

The BookView

This is a shorter interview format for authors who have already done an IndieView which focuses just on their most recent book.

Reviewer IndieView

These are interviews with reviewers who have their own review blog that delve into their approach to reviewing. A great way to find other book blogs you might like to follow. (For authors, there is also an extensive database of indie friendly review sites you might like to check out.)

Allirea's Realm

By invitation only, these are quirky, often irreverent interviews done by longtime Books and Pals follower, Allirea.

(Authors and reviewers interested in doing an IndieView should visit this page for details.)

IndieView with Julie Frayn, author of Mazie Baby

I’d place bets that every character in every book is borrowed from real people, if not in whole, at least a few specific traits or actions.

IndieView with Ashley Quigley, author of Breeders

Writing the manuscript is not the hard part. Getting it out there and getting readers and HONEST reviews is the hard part. It takes work and dedication. 

Indieview with reviewer Steve Liddick

Readers read for many reasons: to be entertained, enlightened, emotionally tweaked. There are as many reasons for reading as there are readers.

IndieView with Kimberly G. Giarratano, author of Grunge Gods and Graveyards

I find it incredibly romantic for a girl and a ghost to fall in love because it can’t end happily…or can it?

IndieView with Manheim Wagner, author of Korea: How You Feel

The main character Michael is a composite of myself (during my first year in Korea) and other people I met. He’s a conflicted narrator who does things he knows he shouldn’t but can’t stop himself from doing them. 

IndieView with Annette Ranald, author of Under an Evil Star

My goal is to use fiction to get people of all ages and intellects hooked on history.  If you like my story and it makes you want to learn more, I’ve done my job

IndieView with M.H.J. Rice, author of Mental Dessert

I really enjoy the writing of Stephen King and how he gets readers emotionally involved in the story.

BookView with Michael Moreau, author of No Time Like the Future

I think the only prerequisite to enjoying my Rocket Riders books is going to be if you like something that you can pick up and read fairly quickly. If you’re looking for Tolkien-length epics then it’s probably a poor choice for you...

It was such a surreal moment.  The laughter of the children, the atrocity of the mass graves and the sun shining as if to mirror the children’s oblivion.

Themes are important and I love books that ask questions of the reader. Science Fiction is great for this but then another genre may not be.

Well, look at the source. I write weird-arse books, so I don’t find it surprising that my books seem to attract weird readers. :)

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