All posts tagged: Interviews

Q&A with author Steph Broadribb

The first question has to be, how did a girl from Birmingham (in the UK) end up training as a bounty hunter, in the US? It was all in the name of research! Once I knew that Lori Anderson would be a bounty hunter I knew I needed to find out as much as I could about the realities of that job—and about how it felt being a woman in the largely male dominated profession of bounty hunting – in order to make Lori as a character, and the story itself, as authentic as possible. I researched it online and via books and TV, but there’s no substitute to getting out there and finding things out first hand. By flying over to California and training with a really experienced bounty hunter, and in getting to speak with some great women who do the job for real, I felt better able to write about Lori’s world and all the challenges she faces. What part (if any) of your training as a bounty hunter formed the basis …

Q&A with author Kathleen Kent

First of all, would you like to tell us a little about yourself. I grew up in Texas and attended UT at Austin studying literature and history.  What I wanted to be was a writer, but my dad, who was a very practical man, convinced me that being a starving artist was not all it was cracked up to be.  Instead, he argued, I should study business, get a “real” job and write in my spare time.  Which is what I eventually did.  After college I lived and worked in New York for twenty years:  10 years working for the former Chairman of the Commodity Exchange, and then for another 10 years as a civilian contractor to the U.S. Department of Defense in Russia facilitating defense conversion work, converting military plants into civilian use.  I wrote a lot during those 10 years, but almost all of it was factual progress reporting to my coordinating CO in Washington. I did very little creative writing as my job was all consuming, leaving not much time, or energy, to commit to writing a …

Author Interviews

I’ve been doing some folder & file housekeeping this afternoon and wondered who, amongst you, would be interested in my posting a section with interviews? I ask, because a few authors I know have expressed an interest in being interviewed. And for me, it’s always interesting to read a good (but succinct) interview, especially when it features an author’s up coming book release as well. I wouldn’t be doing that many, and only of authors who really interest me. But again, only if there is an interest and appetite. Sometimes, like reviews, we can get inundated with similar or the same sounding interviews. I don’t want to do ‘Blog Tour’ posts, as they don’t interest me in the slightest. But I do like stumbling across odd and quirky interviews just as much as I do a good review. Anyway, let me know your thoughts, as usual, in the comments. Thanks!