Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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.)

Allirea’s Realm, coffee and conversation with Susanne O’Leary

"I think women who marry and have children young, like me, often dream of escaping and peeling off all those labels of being someone’s wife and mother and not having their own identity. Added to that, the role of diplomat’s wife also means you have to forget your own needs and wishes and never show your own persona or express an opinion. That was the theme in Finding Margo."

Indieview with Kelly Stone Gamble, author of They Call Me Crazy

"In order to write a book like this, a lot of people have suggested that I have to be a little crazy myself. I’m actually fairly normal. Well, sometimes."

IndieView with Paige Crutcher, author of The Odyssey of Falling

"I was inspired to write about loss, and how we view and deal with grief – particularly when growing up."

IndieView with Martin Roy Hill, author of Eden

"Eden is departure from my earlier books, which are all in the mystery, suspense, and thriller genres. But I wanted to explore questions about what do we really know about religion and science, and sci-fi was the perfect vehicle for that."

IndieView with Sandra Hutchison, author of The Ribs and Thigh Bones of Desire

"This provocative coming-of-age novel asks: Is there ever a time when doing the wrong thing might be exactly right?"

IndieView with Suzanne Steinberg, author of The Endless Control of Madness

"I was very angry that there seemed to be answers to mental illness but my mom was in risk of ending up homeless and in a permanent state of confusion. I felt that she fell through the cracks of the government’s mental health system and I wanted to understand why no one seemed to notice. So I wrote to understand ..."

IndieView with Brenda Vicars, author of Polarity in Motion

"We hear all the time about cases of adults who are wrongly imprisoned for various reasons.  I wondered if the same thing could happen to high school students."

IndieView with Nagendra Murti, author of Thar Express

"Essentially, looking at the sea of humanity on the streets of India, I’ve always wondered if any of them have interesting stories to tell. The idea came to me in bits and pieces during my various travels across the country."

BookView with DV Berkom, author of The Body Market

"Cruz was the result of an article I’d read about a teenage boy who worked for the drug cartels as a hit man from a young age and, when caught, confessed to over 800 murders. I wanted to explore the idea of someone so young being used that way (much like child soldiers in armed conflicts around the world) and so Cruz was born."

IndieView with Sydney Paige McCutcheon, author of Henry

"I have an older sister that protects me and there is a scene in the novel that really portrays that unique relationship between siblings, that I’m sure will have a few people nodding their heads in agreement."

IndieView with Wayne Hoss, author of A Sermon to Remember

"I was upset with my parents for refusing to let me trade my book for that brand new corvette. So much so, that I never tried writing a book again; and in fact, it never even crossed my mind again. I basically forgot all about writing a book at all."

BookView with Christine Meunier author of Learning to Fall

" For any reader who loves ponies and wants to learn about their care as well as enjoy a fictional story, this series is for them!"

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