Archive for the 'Interviews' Category

Writing and Publishing that Second Book

Today’s guest is Michele Young-Stone whose life’s dream was to write and publish a novel. A former English teacher, she achieved her dream and surpassed it with the release (this month) of her second novel Above Us Only Sky. Her first novel, The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors, was published in 2010 and was a Target […]

Navy Commander Rick Campbell Makes Waves by Penning Military Thrillers

Unboxeders, I hope you’ll join me today in welcoming retired Navy Commander Rick Campbell to Writer Unboxed for a brief interview about his writing. For more than twenty-five years, as we slept on pillow-topped queen-sized mattresses, he claimed a rack aboard one of four nuclear submarines, working to keep us safe. On his last submarine, […]

Interview: Ellen Edwards, Executive Editor at Penguin Random House

I have been with Ellen Edwards at New American Library, a division of Penguin Random House, since I became a traditionally published author. In an age where writers often lament that they do not get edited, I can firmly say that not only do I get edited, but Ellen’s sharp eye, brilliance, and insights have […]

Drawing from Real Life in Fiction

Unlike many people I know, I’ve never wanted to write the story of my life. And I’ve come to belatedly believe that this lack of autobiographic desire on my part has affected my fiction writing, and not necessarily for the best. I say “belatedly” because I’ve been writing fiction for close to 15 years, but […]

Therese Walsh’s Sisters on The Moon Sisters

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 […]

INTERVIEW: Wiley Cash

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 […]