Interviews

I want these anecdotes to be fun to read, so I will need to think of something for each person who contacts me that suit their specific work or background. I will use the links and information you provide in the email sent to me to come up with a few topics that I think will provide an interesting foundation for a story about yourself. This might be something I notice in how the character is portrayed or the particular kind of action I’m seeing in the book.

Interview information:

  • Interviews consist of 3 topics/questions. Responses should be 2-5 paragraphs long.
  • You, the author, must pick what topic type(s) you’d like to work with.
  • I review interviews before they are posted. I may send the interview back to you with areas highlighted asking additional questions to expand on your responses. This isn’t a criticism.
    • I don’t remove opinions expressed but, if you are getting carried away, I will let you know.
    • It is up to you to check your grammar and spelling. I might fix a typo here or there but I will send back any responses requiring more editing.
  • It is not necessary to advertise your book in your responses. Links to your webpage and books are included with the interview post.
  • You can do more than one interview with me.

Optional Information: Feel free to leave any of these fields blank if you do not want to provide this information.

  • Education – This generally means the highest level of education you attained, but you can enter whatever you feel is relevant.
  • Age – I use this to pull up some general information on English teaching methods for around the time that you were in school as it relates to the topic type(s) you’ve chosen.
  • Background – Anything that you feel is relevant as far your relationship to language and the arts. For example, if you were homeschooled and your curriculum was based on Chomsky, if you were brought up in a dual-language home, or if you have an MFA in Poetry, those could be things you’d want to include.

Types of question topics I can send you:

Word Association – Share an interesting story about yourself that relates to the word or comes to mind when you see the word. These words will be based on some theme or trend I happen to notice in either your background, cited inspirations, or story.

Style Restriction – You may be asked to tell one story using the present perfect tense and another in the form of a flashback within a flashback.

Very Specific – Here, I will be looking for something very particular in your background or story. This could get very personal and will be based on a detail that stands out to me as being potentially important to your own history.

Poetry Smash – The first might ask you to explain your goal as an author, editor, or otherwise in the form of haiku and the second may ask you to tell a funny story about your childhood using iambic pentameter.

Combo – Specify which things you’d like to combine into challenge topics.

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If you want to do another anecdote to promote another book in the future, please feel free to contact me again.

Here is a basic email template for you to fill out so that I can come up with interesting questions for you to answer! Send it to me at jaxybobaxy@gmail.com and I’ll email you back with a few questions/topics to complete.

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INSTRUCTIONS: Please fill out as much of this as possible and attach a picture for me to use with the interview.

  • Name:
  • Website/Blog (If Applicable):
  • Bio (if not on your website/blog):
  • GoodReads Author page (if Applicable):
  • Amazon Link (Latest Book):

OPTIONAL (not posted with the interview)

  • Age:
  • Background:
  • Education:

INTERVIEW –

  • What type of interview questions would you like to receive?
    • Word Association
    • Style Restriction
    • Poetry Smash
    • Very Specific
    • CHALLENGE Combo
  • Title of Book:
  • Genre:
  • Comments:
  • Is there a specific date that you want to have the interview up?

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