Archive for the 'Interviews' Category

Therese Walsh’s Sisters on The Moon Sisters by Therese Walsh (Are you confused yet?)

Several WU’ers encouraged me to put up an interview today to help spread the word about The Moon Sisters, and while I recognized the value in doing that I also felt the idea lacked…spark. And then I thought, hmm, I wonder if my real sisters might be willing to step up today to talk about this book […]

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 […]

Songs on Surviving the Midlist: from Opera Singer, Circus Performer & Novelist, Gretchen McNeil

When I learned the theme for this month was “a peek behind the publishing curtain”, it was an easy decision to invite today’s guest for an interview. For as long as I’ve known her, Gretchen McNeil has been a model of grace and resilience under pressure; a woman who feels passionately and has a big […]

Writer Unboxed is 8 years old today! Here’s an Everything-You-Ever-Wanted-to-Know-and-Some-Things-You-Didn’t Q&A about WU.

Therese here. Back in November, I put a call out to the WU Facebook group for pitches to claim one of the last remaining spots on our calendar for 2013. Eddie Louise won the spot I had set aside for the win. Some of the pitches were so good that I hoarded them for later […]


Hi, friends. I am thrilled to welcome Wiley Cash, author of the debut A Land More Kind Than Home and the upcoming novel This Dark Road to Mercy. I came across Wiley’s debut after following Book Pregnant, a blog that describes itself as “a group of debut authors who met via the internet and have […]

Be Bigger Than Chickens: an Interview with Joshilyn Jackson

I fell in love with William Ashe at gunpoint, in a Circle K. It was on a Friday afternoon at the tail end of a Georgia summer so ungodly hot the air felt like it had all been boiled red. We were both staring down the barrel of an ancient, creaky .32 that could kill […]

Why So Serious?

I tried – I really tried – to make it through Breaking Bad. Admittedly, I waited until the series was nearly over to even watch an episode, but within the first 30 minutes I could immediately see why people got caught up in it. The writing is topnotch, the acting incredibly good, and the conflict […]

Interview with Robb Cadigan

What do George Pelecanos, the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, and the Giant Foods in Baltimore have in common? They all played a role in the journey that brought Robb Cadigan’s debut novel PHOENIXVILLE RISING to publication. I’m thrilled to bring this interview with Robb to the Writer Unboxed community. Q: Welcome to Writer Unboxed! And congratulations on the […]

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 […]

Q&A with Novelist Renee Swindle

Renee Swindle is author of Shake Down the Stars, a novel I loved so much I immediately friended her on Facebook and asked if I could interview her. I’m not the only one who loved it. RT Book Reviews said “This novel is a true gem. Beautifully written, it’s full of emotional impact that touches […]

How One Successful Indie Author Marketed His Work Up the Bestseller Lists

Today’s guest post is by Sabrina Ricci: author, e-book developer, and entrepreneur. Her startup, Write or Read, is a subscription site for e-books that gives readers access to a wide variety of titles and helps writers build their platform and become more successful. Sabrina earned her M.S. in publishing from NYU, and while she was in […]

A Q&A with Alice Hoffman

Best-selling author Alice Hoffman published her first novel at the age of twenty-one, and has since written over 30 books, several of which have been turned into movies. Her most recent story, The Dovekeepers, has been called a masterpiece. Set in ancient Israel and based on the siege of the Masada, it took her over […]