Interviews

Interviews with indie authors, publishers and book service providers in the self-publishing realm

An Interview with Author Joanna Penn [Audio]

Joanna Penn is a self-published New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has sold over 100,000 books. I recently interviewed Joanna on my podcast, The Martin Lastrapes Show Podcast Hour, which you can listen to in its entirety by pressing the play button below:joanna-penn

A few of the topics Joanna and I covered:

  • How she quit her job and became a full-time author
  • Her diverse international background
  • The effect religion has had on her life and her writing
  • How important NaNoWriMo was for her first novel

Joanna’s website, The Creative Penn, was voted one of the Top 10 Blogs for Self-Publishers on Writetodone in 2012, and has been recognized by various mainstream media outlets, such as Forbes, The Guardian, BBC News, The Huffington Post, Writer’s Digest, The Independent, and Wired.…

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An Interview with Author Donna Brown

Losing HeartTell us something about your book. The basics: what’s it about?

Losing Heart is about a woman – Helen – with a serious, life-threatening heart condition who is lucky enough to receive a donor heart just as she feels time is about to run out.…

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An Interview With Author Bella Woodfield

Bella WoodfieldTell us something about your book. The basics: what’s it about?

I wrote and illustrated “The Girl and the Moon” after a late winters walk in our local park with my daughter- then aged four- furiously scooting. As she scooted along she called out that she “wanted to catch that moon mammy!” I asked her what she would do if she caught it, and she replied that she would “eat it!”

The idea was such a simple one, straight from the mind of a four year old, and I couldn’t wait to pack her off to bed that night to scribble it down.…

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An Interview With Author Daniel P. Douglas

daniel p douglasTell us something about your book. The basics: what’s it about?

Truth Insurrected is a science fiction conspiracy thriller in which a former FBI agent, William Harrison, investigates a decades-old extraterrestrial cover-up, conducted by a secretive and deadly group known as the Saint Mary Project, while hired guns and an alien-human hybrid stand in his way of finding and revealing the truth.…

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An Interview with Author Staffan R.B. Nordqvist, M.D.

 Staffan at 50 in private practice
Staffan at 50 in private practice

Tell us something about your book. The basics: what’s it about?

Choices is the story of my first 78 years on this earth, the first 35 in Sweden and the rest in America. My three sons were born in Sweden, but the five grandchildren here in America.…

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An Interview with Christopher Brooks, Author of “The Gertrude Threshold”

Christopher BrooksTell us something about your book. The basics: what’s it about?

When our Sun grows suddenly, and irreversibly accelerates, it begins to fry Earth into a cinder. Humanity survives by migrating underground. The Gertrude Threshold follows three generations of a single family on the day that scientists had calculated to be the final one on Earth.…

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