As per my new blog schedule, today is the first interview with an author. And I am pretty excited.
Today's author interviewee is a well known writer, with a number of published suspense novels. Her latest novel was just published in April 2010.
She is also very secretive and writes under a pen name. She burrows into her office, where she churns out her magic. She never gives interviews and in order to get this one I had to agree not to publish her real name or her pen name, so I am using Jelly bean.
Tricia: Welcome to A Writing Passage, Jelly bean. I am overwhelmed to be sitting here with you.
Jelly bean: *silence*
Tricia: When did you decide you wanted to be a writer?
Jelly bean: **raised left eyebrow*
Tricia: Okay then. Do you have a specific writing schedule?
Jelly bean: **raised right eyebrow**
Tricia: Can you tell us what your office looks like? Do you use a computer or do you handwrite your manuscripts?
Jelly bean: **both eyebrows raise**
Tricia: Whoa! Is the eye thing some kind of secret code? I'm not getting it.
Jelly bean: **closes her eyes**
Tricia: Guess we'll move on. Do you outline your novels before you start writing?
Jelly bean: **big yawn**
Tricia: Where do you get your ideas for your novels?
Jelly bean: **picks at her fingernails**
Tricia: Are any of your novels based on real life events?
Jelly bean: **crosses her eyes**
Tricia: Does that mean something? I don't understand crossed eyes. Okay, we'll keep moving forward.
Jelly bean: **nods her head**
Tricia: What advice would you give to new writers?
Jelly bean: **gets up and walks out of the room**
Tricia: All righty then. Nice talking to you, too.
So there you have it. The first author interview on A Writing Passage. I can only hope that the future interviews are as enlightening.
Have a great weekend and I'll be back Monday.