Sunday, August 22, 2010

Help me with my next book!

Okay, friends. I need your help. I have just completed the edits for my next novel Bound by Guilt. Releasing in February, Tyndale is hard at work finishing up the copy edits. I hope to share the cover and summary with you soon. In the mean time, my editor has asked me to provide her with a Question & Answer interview to be printed in the back of the book.

This is where you come in! I want these questions to be something you as the reader would like to read. So ... I'm asking you to submit your best questions to me here in the comments of this blog. I will pick five or more of the best questions and answer them in the back of Bound by Guilt. Plus, if I pick your question, I will send you a signed copy of my first novel Thicker than Blood.

I want to send these to my editor by the end of the week, so you have until August 25th at 12:00 pm EST.

Thank you!


Debby said...

HEre are some question I would like to see:
Which authors inspired you?
What are your favorite authors?
What is next?

Seth said...

I'm a little confused here. I got the email about this today, but you said the deadline was August 15th. Was that a typo or was there a delay in the email system? The blogpost also reports to have been posted after the deadline.

Mark Stucky said...

Do you feel that the time you've spent dealing with your characters and their struggles has had an impact on your own relationship with God?

Stephanie Haw said...

Here are some questions:

1. What are the most important attributes that you take in consideration when you write a book?

2. What is the single most powerful challenge when it comes to writng Christian fiction?

3. How much impact does your life have on your writing?

Stephanie Haw

Anonymous said...

Why did you choose to use the problem of guilt in your book?
Is there any biblical connection such as our being bound by guilt because we refuse to accept the forgiveness of God?

Emma Bedford

Linda said...

What do you want your readers to take from reading your book in terms of a Spiritual truth they can apply to their own lives?

Diane said...

______________ (insert your favorite author here) is coming to your house for dinner….. what’s on the menu?

What person from the Bible do you most connect with and why?

Good luck on your next book!
estrella8888 at roadrunner dot com

Carol said...

My two questions are 1) Was there one specific event in your life that lead you to be a Christian?
2) What are your top 5 favorite books you have read? This excludes the Bible because it is #1 with all Christians

Carol said...

forgot to leave my name and e-mail at end of my comments

Sandi said...

1.What aspects of your writing have you had to proceed on faith alone and what did you learn from the experience?

2.How do you get “into the heads” of difficult characters such as Vince from “Thicker Than Blood?”

3.Do you form emotional attachments to your characters?

4.What is your most unusual skill or talent?

5.What is the best advice you have ever received?

6.What advantages and opportunities did homeschooling afford you?

7.Your writing reveals a deep affection for and an understanding of animals…what animals are currently a part of your life?

Jessica said...

How did you know this was the right career path for you? I love to write...I'm just scared to take that leap and follow through on it. Have you always been able to rely on your writing to sustain you emotionally, financially, and spiritually?

Cheryl Klarich said...

What if any hurdles must you overcome in order to complete your books?

Bless you!!

Anonymous said...

Will there be a sequel, I hope?

Anonymous said...

Wow! I like the read so far. The books I have read recently, take too much time to build the story and the characters. Prime example; I'm current reading The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo and was tempted to put it down within the first 50 pages. It's refreshing to be pulled into the story and get a sketchy outline of the characters from the beginning!!!

Now for my question. I would like to ask you how, where and when your story was born.

Hope your book is a grand success!



Dennis and Dawna said...

Do you view your writing as a calling from God? If so, how did you come to understand calling? Do you think you have to have a calling to write Christian based novels?

my guardian angel said...

1. Do you choose a main character that you can relate to, or do you choose a character that is the exact opposite of yourself, so that the character research is more challenging?

2. Do you ever find yourself imitating one of your characters after you have written a book, or learning from them, or wanting to be more like them?

Anonymous said...

Did you have a sequel in mind when you finished your first book or did you write the sequel because of reader interest?

Diana Prusik said...

If God gave an endorsement of this novel, what do you hope He would say?

laura said...

Okay, you are in the antiquarian bookselling business. During your travels to scout out books, what would be the most intriguing situation you've experienced? You know, like your discovering the Dead Sea Scrolls moment.

caffeinatedpoet said...

Here are my questions:

How do you want to be remembered as a writer? What's your ideal "legacy"?

Gustave Flaubert said, "The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe." In your experience, is this true?

Thanks for opening up your blog to our questions! :)


Lisa Lickel said...

How have you grown since your first book release - both in your personal life and your writing?

What have you learned about yourself since your first book was published?

What role does networking play in your career?

What was the best thing you did for your career before you published? After?

Which is more important - Reviews or Interviews?

Rocky76Sim said...

Who was your most influential writer growing up?

What advice can you give others who want to write a novel?
Rocky Simmons

Koala Bear Writer said...

Tell us more about your career in antique books - how you learn about these valuable books, how you find them, why collectors want them, what makes them more/less valuable. :) A little bit of this you touch on in the novels and it's fascinating.

Anonymous said...

In Thicker than Blood, why wasn't Christy baptized? Will she be?