Archive for the 'Take Five' Category

Take 5: Barbara O’Neal and THE ALL YOU CAN DREAM BUFFET

Our own Barbara O’Neal is with us today; she’s the author of over forty novels, and has won 7 RITA awards from Romance Writers of America and was admitted to the Hall of Fame in 2012. Her latest, THE ALL YOU CAN DREAM BUFFET (Bantam) was released on March 4, 2014. Her new novel of food, friendship, and the […]

Take Five: Erika Robuck on Fallen Beauty

Erika Robuck, long-time contributor to Writer Unboxed, recently released her fourth novel Fallen Beauty. Erika also writes about and reviews historical fiction at her blog, Muse. We’re very pleased to have her here today to tell us more about her newest novel!   Q: What’s the premise of your new book? ER: In Fallen Beauty […]

A Moment of Explosive Change

Years ago, I participated in a sub-one-act play writing competition, where the name of the game was to generate real drama, story and characters within a run-time of no more than ten minutes. I’ll spare you the suspense – I didn’t win, although if you ask me The Unbearable Lightness of Being Mr. Wacky was […]

Take Five: Allison Winn Scotch and The Theory of Opposites

Allison Winn Scotch’s latest book–The Theory of Opposites–just released, and as likely know it’s a big departure for her as this is her first foray into self-publishing. If you missed her post with us last week, check it out here, and then come back. Today, we’re with Allison to talk more about the book itself. […]

Take Five: Sophie Masson on Moonlight and Ashes, and Scarlet in the Snow

Longtime WU contributor Sophie Masson recently released not just one but two books–Moonlight and Ashes, and Scarlet in the Snow! We’re so pleased she’s with us today to tell us more about them in a brief Take Five interview. Q: Tell us a little about these two new books. How are they similar—and different? SM: Both of […]

Take Five with Meg Rosoff

October 3rd marks the publication date for Printz Award winner Meg Rosoff’s newest release, Picture Me Gone, in the U.S. The book, “about the relationship between parents and children, love and loss,” has recently been been longlisted for The National Book Award! (Go, Meg!) We’re so pleased Meg is with us today to tell us […]

The “Get Read” Conference

If you’re a writer focused on not just getting published or selling a book, but actually ensuring those books get read, we’re here to introduce a conference that promises to do exactly that. Get Read: Marketing Strategies for Writers takes place completely online on November 13th and 14th. We’re thrilled that Dan Blank, master of ceremonies, […]

Take Five: Juliet Marillier and Raven Flight (Plus: Giveaway!)

We’re thrilled to introduce you to WU contributor Juliet Marillier‘s newest book today, Raven Flight–the second book in her three-book Shadowfell series for young adults. If you’ve never read one of Juliet’s books, please do yourself a favor and pick up one or half a dozen of them ASAP. Juliet is a master wordsmith and world-builder, with […]

TAKE 5: Lydia Sharp and MISMATCHED

We are thrilled that our own WU contributor Lydia Sharp is with us today—her posts are always funny, insightful, and full of both help and hope. Her latest book, MISMATCHED, was released on May 24. This is her second novella; she is also the author of TWIN SENSE, a YA contemporary novella, which was published […]

Take 5: Ray Rhamey and a Kickstarter for the ZiZiT Word Game

Today, we have a different sort of Take Five interview for you, as one of our contributors has just begun a Kickstarter campaign in an attempt to bring to market a game for the literary minded. Please read on to learn more about Ray Rhamey’s new endeavor, and be sure to watch the fun video […]

TAKE 5: Dee DeTarsio and All My Restless Life to Live

Kath and Therese stepping in with a special introduction. As you know, Take 5 interviews at Writer Unboxed are generally dignified affairs, allowing authors to reveal details of their latest novel–the backstory, inspirations and writing process–via five pithy questions. We are proud that T5′s have become something of a classic. When we send T5 questions […]

TAKE 5: John Vorhaus and THE TEXAS TWIST

John Vorhaus is releasing the third Radar Hoverlander novel, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! THE TEXAS TWIST is out now, and the latest installment in Radar’s adventures looks to be as hilarious and addictive as John’s first two novels in the series, The California Roll and The Albuquerque Turkey. From the flap: WORLD-CLASS CON ARTIST RADAR […]