SAMPLE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

DEAD OF AUTUMN
First Novel in the Alexa Williams Suspense Series

 

  • What inspired you to write your first novel?

  • Have you always been a writer?  Do your recall how your interest in writing originated?

  • How would you describe Dead of Autumn?

  • How important is setting in your writing?

  • Is there a particular message in your novel that you want your readers to grasp?

  • I know this is fiction, but you address some important social issues for women in this book. Can you explain why you have chosen this particular subject matter?

  • What kind of research did you do before writing Dead of Autumn?

  • Were there any challenges in bringing the Alexa Williams character to life?

  • What is it about her that appeals to you as a writer?

  • What are you currently reading now?  Are there any authors that you consider an influence in your writing style?

  • What was the most difficult part of writing your first novel?

  • Was there anything you learned after writing your first novel?

  • How can readers get a copy of your book?

 

DEAD OF SUMMER
Second Novel in the Alexa Williams Suspense Series

 

  • How would you describe Dead of Summer to your readers?

  • The first novel in the series, Dead of Autumn, addressed important social issues for women -- abortion and religion.  What subject matter does the character find herself dealing with in this new book?

  • You are writing about important women’s issues in this series. Why are these topics so important to you? 

  • What kind of research did you do before writing Dead of Summer?

  • I understand you experienced Woodstock first hand. How did your experiences influence your writing of this book?

  • Was it easier to write this book than your first book?

  • Is there a message in your novel that you want your readers to grasp?

  • What is next for Alexa Williams? 

  • Do you have anything specific you would like to say to your readers?

  • How can readers get a copy of your book?

DEAD OF SPRING
Third Novel in the Alexa Williams Suspense Series

 

  • How would you describe Dead of Spring to your readers?

  • The first two novels in the series, Dead of Autumn and Dead of Summer addressed important social issues for women -- abortion and religion and sex trafficking, respectively.  What subject matter does the character find herself dealing with in this new book?

  • Why are you so passionate about the environment and specifically the issue of fracking?

  • You are writing about important social issues in this series. Why are these topics so important to you?

  • What kind of research did you do before writing Dead of Spring?

  • Was it easier to write this book than your first two books?

  • Is there a message in your novel that you want your readers to grasp?

  • What is next for Alexa Williams? 

  • Do you have anything specific you would like to say to your readers?

  • How can readers get a copy of your book?

GENERAL INTEREST

 

  • You were an executive in the corporate world before writing your books.  How has that influenced you and your writing?

  • Traveling has been a big part of your life.  What insights can you share from your travels that has inspired your writing?

  • What has been the hardest part of writing your books?

  • Do you have any advice for other writers?

  • If you had a book club, what would you be reading?

  • Which books have most influenced your writing?  Your life?

  • What else should your readers know about you?  Hobbies. Dislikes. Likes. Things that inspire you.

 

To book an interview with Sherry Knowlton, please contact Kim Lehman at klehman2525@gmail.com

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