Monday, May 19, 2008

How to Submit Your Book

For anyone who would like to share information about any animal characters from their book, this is what I need from you:

Copy the interview questions below into a new file, answer each question from the character's point of view and save the file as an RTF file. Once the interview is complete, send the file and a jpg of the cover art to I schedule these interviews as I get them. Let's find out more about an animal in your book...

1. What is the name of the book where we would meet the animal? What genre is it?

2. Who wrote the book?

3. What would the animal that of the author? You can tell us the truth.

4. Tell us a little about the animal. How would you describe their appearance? That's more than just cuddly and furry. Give us enough detail to get a clear idea of how they look.

5. What part does the animal play in the book? Are you the hero, the best friend, the side kick, the hero... ?

6. Is there a specific reason why the animal is in the story? Don't give us any story spoilers, but you can share some teasers if you want.

7. What time period does the animal live in?

8. Where is the animal from?

9. Do they live in the same place now?

10. Tell us about the place where the animal lives.

11. What special skills or abilities does the animal have?

12. How do those skills or abilities affect the animal's part in the story?

13. Tell us about the animal's past. Can you share one really good experience and/or one really bad experience? I know that bad experience can be tough, but it would tell us more about what they have been through.

14. Who is the most important person in the animal's life? Tell us about them.

15. Is that person in the story we're talking about?

16. How does that person impact the animal's life?

17. What do you see in the animal's future?

18. Is the author going to write another story that includes this animal? Or, is this book part of a series?

Its been great to talk with you. If you want to tell us anything else, feel free. Also, tell us about a website where we can learn more about you and where we can buy the book. If you have a picture of yourself, feel free to send it.