Author Interview Questions

Please choose three or four

  • What do you like to read?
  • Tell us about a typical day in your house.
  • What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?
  • When did you first begin writing?
  • Do you have a specific place where you write (if so, it would be great to include a picture – no judgment for messiness)?
  • How long on average does it take you to write a book?
  • What was the most surprising thing you learned about yourself as you wrote this book?
  • What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
  • Do you travel to research your stories?
  • If you could tell your younger self anything, what would it be?
  • What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
  • How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
  • What does literary success look like to you?
  • What is the coolest, wackiest, or riskiest thing you’ve ever done?
  • Tell us about your latest book.
  • What inspired you to write this story?
  • How do you select the names of your characters?
  • What did you edit out of this book?
  • Can you give us the first page?

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