Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Recently at The IndieView

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

We also want to be sure to draw your attention to the IndieView with Pete Barber and point out that BigAl consented to an Allirea's Realm (or should that be Allirea's Interrogation?)

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 M.L. Gardner, author of Sayan Knights

"It was an impatience to share my stories and wanting to have control over the process. I’m very happy being my own boss."

BookView with Laurie Boris, author of Playing Charlie Cool

"The seed was planted in Don’t Tell Anyone, one of my published novels. Charlie is a secondary character in that story, and I was curious about his secret romance with a closeted, married politician, which was only revealed off camera."

IndieView with Richard Engling, author of Visions of Anna

"I don’t really know what happened to Fern to set her up for suicide. In inventing those parts of the story, I wanted to be true to the spirit of her life and create the fictional Anna’s life in a way that was respectful to the memory of my friend. I wanted to do right by her."

IndieView with Adam Ingle, author of Necessary Evil and the Greater Good

"Once I gave up control most of it was easy. Sometimes there were hard choices, or hard times letting things happen that I knew needed to happen. Mostly I just went along for the ride and found it went much easier that way."

IndieView with Amy Flint, author of Shadows in the Mist

"While the lead character has the ability to see ghosts, she is sceptical of the fact. Training as a parapsychologist, and becoming a paranormal investigator allows her to explore what she and other people think they see."

IndieView with Jayra Almanzor, author of Stygian Rift

"I got the idea from a lesson at school about how the world’s population is increasing significantly (there are more births than deaths). I thought to myself, “what would be a possible last resort for this issue?” and came across the idea for Stygian Rift."

IndieView with Anonymous-9, author of Bite Harder

"Fed up with hit and run drivers in Los Angeles, Dean Drayhart becomes a vigilante. The twist is that he’s a paraplegic in a wheelchair and he has a trained service monkey do the dirty work."

Allirea’s Realm, Coffee and Conversation with R.G. Cordiner

"As a primary school teacher, I found that there were not that many books that were easy to read aloud to my class."

Indieview with Reviewer Malka Ahmed of Contemporary Books

"My favorite kind of characters are the ones that promise to me that they will tell me everything and reward me for sticking alongside them in their journey. These types of books are the ones that transform you, and that’s what I am always on the hunt for"

IndieView with Catherine Bell, author of Rush of Shadows

"One character wouldn’t know the whole story, and I thought an omniscient voice was inappropriate."

IndieView with Ariel Pakizer, author of Iron and Glass

"The moment I understood the characters, their story unfurled like a flag in a gale breeze. I knew how everything and everyone connected."

IndieView with Pete Barber, author of Love Poison

"I’m a late blooming writer. Not because I didn’t want to write earlier in life, but because I was too busy putting bread on the table."

IndieView with Nick Vellis, author of Dig Two Graves: Revenge or Honor

"Unpredictable plot twists are what I enjoy reading so I put quite a few into my debut novel."

IndieView with Rebecca Chastain, author of A Fistful of Evil

"Does your brain try to sabotage your sleep time and keep you awake thinking about all the things that need to get done the next day? (Or that you should have done today? Or that you wish you’d done differently today?)"

IndieView with Shauna Roberts, author of Claimed by the Enemy

"The variety of reactions people had to their losses fascinated me. Some people were frozen and unable to do anything. Some gave up, thinking New Orleans could never recover from such a blow."

IndieView with Russ Hall, author of To Hell and Gone in Texas

"Once the action starts it’s just a matter of hanging onto the characters’ shirttails as they rush pell mell along into the jaws of increasing danger."

IndieView with Terry Baker Mulligan, author of Afterlife in Harlem

"At times I struggled with how to write about a President Hillary Clinton, when Hillary Clinton was actually running for the office."

IndieView with Sarah Lane, author of The God of My Art

"I also wanted to grapple with the old question of where the balance lies between freedom and responsibility and between necessity, fate, and a lack of choice."

IndieView with Marina Raydun, author of Joe After Maya

"This is a murder-mystery/suspense novel, but, on a larger scale, it’s about self-acceptance, the importance of being true to one’s self, and the danger that looms when these things aren’t there."

IndieView with reviewer N.M. Sotzek of On Writing

"There’s nothing worse than reading the same story with the same characters over and over."

IndieView with Henrik Rohdin, author of The Forbidden Army

"Some people I have encountered that I dislike eventually have some of their traits written into the villains, but nobody is a direct caricature of anyone real."

Allirea’s Realm, coffee and conversation with BigAl

"Does getting kicked out of the first class cabin for most of a flight from Cincinnati to Salt Lake count?"

Indieview with Thomas Medonis, author of Lost Reality

"Sculpting the most random subjects together in order to educate and entertain is what I pride myself most in."

Indieview with Jackie Nastri Bardenwerper, author of Populatti

"Whenever I’m out, I tend to pay attention to these things and then file them away for just the right book or scene."

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