Dear fellow author, due to a limited amount of time, a desire to only read paper-pages books (I dislike reading e-books), and the fact that this is not a book-review blog, I do not accept review requests. However, I love helping out my fellow authors, so a feature I enjoy having on my blog is Character Interviews. I run these a little differently than most interviews you’ve seen. I like to collaborate with you to create a scene in which I get to step inside your book and talk directly to your chosen character – which means that when you answer the questions I send you, I need you to include any reactions, dialogue tags, or action beats that are appropriate to the location where I am meeting them. This usually requires a bit of extra effort, as it means I will generally send you a list of 4-5 questions, and then maybe a follow-up or two once I’ve read your characters’ answers. I add in my own reactions and observations as though I were a character, and then publish the interview.
My readers enjoy this feature more than your basic Q&A because 1) it’s different and 2) they get a better feel for the writing style of a new author!
If you are interested in participating in this feature, please send me an email at Jenelle.L.Schmidt@gmail.com and include the following information:
1. Please write “Character Interview Request” in the subject line of your email.
2. Your name.
3. Title/Genre of your book (amazon link if the book is published)
4. The name of the character you want me to interview and a brief physical description of them
5. A description of the location INSIDE your book where I will be meeting with them.