Author Interview Submissions

submissionsAuthor Interview Submission Instructions

As an indie author I know how hard it is to get seen in this business. I started this blog just to get the word out there about my YA series BLOOD ANGEL (book 1: Awaken and book 2: Beginnings). But, I have come to realize that there is a whole world of indie authors out there, and that if we stick together and help each other out maybe more of us can reach our goals. So, in an effort to extend a helping hand I have started ‘Author Interviews’ on my blog.

If you’re interested in doing an author interview on my blog (, all you have to do is complete the questions below and return them to me via email at

Interviews will be posted in the order they are received. When yours gets posted will depend on how many submissions I have. (Indie Authors get first preference). Once everything has been submitted I will email you the date you can expect your interview to be posted.

Please include an author photo as well as an image of your book cover to be included with your interview. You can also send links to video footage of book trailers and/or other video interviews you have done.

Complete the questions that you like and remove the ones that you don’t. If removing questions please make sure you re-number the remaining questions. You can also add questions to include information not covered that you want readers to know.

  1. What is your name and where do you call home?
  2. Do you have a pen name?
  3. What is the name of your most recent book and if you had to sum it up in 20 or fewer words, what would you say?
  4. Is the above book part of a series?
  5. What or who inspired you to start writing? And how long have you been writing?
  6. How did you come up with the cover? Who designed the cover of your book(s)?
  7. Did you listen to any particular songs while writing your book(s)?
  8. How did you come up with the title for your book(s)?
  9. Do you have a book trailer? If so where can we watch it?
  10. Do you prefer e-books, paperbacks, hard-covers or audio-books?
  11. Are you a self-published/Indie author?
  12. If you’re a self-published/Indie author what made you go that route instead of the traditional publishing route?
  13. Have you ever read a book more than once? And if so what was it?
  14. What is your opinion of novellas?
  15. Have you ever read a book just based on its cover?
  16. What is your favorite film based on a book?
  17. What is your favorite book genre at the moment?
  18. What books have made it onto your wish list recently? And why?
  19. What book are you reading at the moment? And in what format?
  20. If you could invite any four (4) celebrities (alive or dead) to your dinner party, who would you invite and why?
  21. What’s the best advice that you have been given when it comes to writing?
  22. Do you have any hobbies that aren’t related to reading & writing?
  23. Where can your readers follow you?
  • Blog:
  • Facebook:
  • Goodreads author page:
  • Twitter:
  • LinkedIn:
  • Amazon:
  • Other:

If you wish to answer some specialist questions, in addition to a few from above, which cater specifically to you and your book(s) please add them after question 21 above (before your contact information).

Thank you so much for taking the time to do this interview and for allowing us a small glimpse into your writing world. As I said before I am doing these interviews because I believe it is important for writers to support each other. I will post your interview here on my site, on Facebook, Twitter, and on LinkedIn. All I ask in return is that you extend the same support to me. If you do author interviews or if you host guest bloggers please let me know what your submission process is.

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14 Responses to Author Interview Submissions

  1. Dear Nina,

    I am a published author who just worked on her first Anthology with my fabulous Writer’s group and the amazing Heather Marie Schuldt who got this all started. I will work on the questions and send them to you.

    Syl Stein


  2. Hello Nina,
    I am interested in the blog interview. I am a first time publish author
    who had published my self help book that will help those who had endured
    child abuse & domestic violence while educating the public on what a survivor/victims has to endure once the abuse has ended. I am using my
    story and poems, I had written ever since high school. I just want to keep on bring this awareness out to the public. I just want this message to encourage others: There is Life After Abuse”. This book is called”A Long Journey to Home” by Samantha Crystal (which it is my pen name). Looking forward to hear from you.


    • Nina Soden says:

      I am glad you are interested in doing an author interview. I am excited to receive your submission. Please copy the questions in this post to a word document and answer them. Then, follow the instructions for submission. Send your interview to my email address with an author photo, and a cover of your book. Once your submission is received I will let you know what day your interview will be posted.
      Thank you,


  3. Hi Nina, I will send responses to you hopefully by the end of the week,


    • Nina Soden says:

      I look forward to receiving your submission. Once I have everything I will let you know what date your interview will be posted.

      Have a wonderfully creative day.


  4. sinaz0211 says:

    Hi Nina, Are you still accepting new author interviews? If so, I will send you a Q&A document asap! Thanks, enjoyed the blog on your media kit and many others.


    • Nina Soden says:

      I’m always accepting author interviews. I believe that we authors have to stick together and help each other with promotions. So, yes, please send me your interview along with an author photo, book cover image, book blurb, author bio, and any social media links you have.


  5. darinhartley says:

    I am a published NF author with a serialized (Blog a Book) mystery first novel in process ( It has morphed from primarily a book but also into a social movement and awareness generator and activism to help the homeless. I am targeting early June to have this complete. Would you be interested in an interview with me?



  6. I will be submitting all of my stuff soon, just been busy with work, great blog by the way!


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