Author Interview Submissions

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As an indie author I know how hard it is to get seen in this business. I started this blog just to get the word out there about my YA series BLOOD ANGEL (book 1: Awaken, book 2: Beginnings, book 3: Revenge, and book 4: Pursuit) as well as my SECTOR C Series (book 1: The Chosen, book 2: The Hunted, and book 3: The Bridge). But, I have come to realize that there is a whole world of indie authors out there, and that if we stick together and help each other out maybe more of us can reach our goals. So, in an effort to extend a helping hand I have started ‘Author Interviews’ on my blog.

If you’re interested in doing an author interview on my blog (, all you have to do is complete the questions below and return them to me via email at

Interviews will be posted in the order they are received. When yours gets posted will depend on how many submissions I have. (Indie Authors get first preference). Once everything has been submitted I will email you the date you can expect your interview to be posted.

Please include an author photo as well as an image of your book cover to be included with your interview. You can also send links to video footage of book trailers and/or other video interviews you have done.

Complete the questions that you like and remove the ones that you don’t. If removing questions please make sure you re-number the remaining questions. You can also add questions to include information not covered that you want readers to know.

Let’s start by finding out a little bit about you…

  1. What is your name and do you write under a pen name?
  2. Where do you call home?
  3. Obviously, we know you are an author, but some writers have other jobs as well. Do you have another occupation? Do you believe you’re any good at it? Do you like what you do?
  4. What is your family like?
  5. If it doesn’t bother you, can you let us know what your childhood home looked like?
  6. Do you have any hobbies, other than writing? What do you enjoy doing?
  7. What is your greatest dream?
  8. What kind of person do you wish you could be? What is stopping you?
  9. Not to pry too much, but do you remember your first love?
  10. What is the most terrible thing that ever happened to you?
  11. What or who inspired you to start writing? And how long have you been writing?
  12. What was your dream growing up? Did you achieve that dream? If so, in what ways was it not what you expected? If you never achieved the dream, why not?
  13. Who is your role model?
  14. What is your greatest fear?
  15. Do you prefer e-books, paperbacks, hard-covers or audio-books?
  16. Have you ever read a book more than once? And if so what was it?
  17. What is your opinion of novellas?
  18. Have you ever read a book just based on its cover?
  19. What is your favorite film based on a book?
  20. What is your favorite book genre at the moment?
  21. What books have made it onto your wish list recently? And why?
  22. What book are you reading at the moment? And in what format?
  23. If you could invite any four (4) celebrities (alive or dead) to your dinner party, who would you invite and why?

Let’s shift somewhat and talk about your latest story.

  1. What is the name of your most recent book and if you had to sum it up in 20 or fewer words, what would you say?
  2. Is the above book part of a series?
  3. How did you come up with the cover? Who designed the cover of your book(s)?
  4. Did you listen to any particular songs while writing your book(s)?
  5. How did you come up with the title for your book(s)?
  6. Do you have a book trailer? If so, where can we watch it?
  7. In your latest novel, who is the lead character and can you tell us a little about him/her?
  8. What is your character’s greatest strengths?
  9. And what are his/her greatest weaknesses?
  10. What are some of his/her favorite foods?
  11. What’s a positive quality that your character is unaware that he or she has?
  12. Will readers like or dislike this character, and why?
  13. What first gave you the idea for your latest book?

Let’s talk now about your writing process.

  1. What is your writing style like? Are you a pantster or a plotter?
  2. Have you come across any specific challenges in writing or publishing? What would you do differently the next time?
  3. Are you a self-published/Indie author or did you publish through a traditional publishing company?
  4. If you’re a self-published/Indie author what made you go that route instead of the traditional publishing route?
  5. What’s the best advice that you have been given when it comes to writing?
  6. What advice would you give someone who wants to start writing?
  7. Where can your readers follow you? Please list links to any applicable websites and/or social media accounts.

If you wish to answer additional questions, which cater specifically to you and your book(s), please add them in the appropriate section when returning the Q&A to me, via email.

Thank you so much for taking the time to do this interview and for allowing us a small glimpse into your writing world. As I said before I am doing these interviews because I believe it is important for writers to support each other. I will post your interview here on my site, on Facebook, Twitter, and on LinkedIn. All I ask in return is that you extend the same support to me. If you do author interviews or if you host guest bloggers please let me know what your submission process is.

Lastly, please share one of the following blurbs on your social media by copying & pasting:

You’ll love YA Urban Fantasy Author @Nina_Soden check out Awaken the 1st book in the Blood Angel Series #NinaSodenBooks #TheRedheadedAuthor

You’ll love YA Urban Fantasy Author @Nina_Soden check out THE CHOSEN the 1st book in the SECTOR C Series #NinaSodenBooks #TheRedheadedAuthor

You’ll love YA Urban Fantasy Author @Nina_Soden check her out on Amazon and get copies today! #NinaSodenBooks #TheRedheadedAuthor


Nina Soden Young Adult/New Adult Urban Fantasy Author

The Blood Angel Series
Book 1: AWAKEN:
Book 3: REVENGE:
Book 4: PURSUIT:
Book 1: The Chosen:
Book 2: The Hunted:
Book 3: The Bridge:
So You Want To Write A Book (An Indie Author Guide To Outlining And Planning Your Next Novel):
Just Write ~ The Ultimate Author’s Bullet Journal:
The Invisible You (52 Weeks of Meditations, Activities, and Writing Prompts to Help you Discover YOU!):
Private Words Unspoken (Poetry):


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19 thoughts on “Author Interview Submissions

  1. Dear Nina,

    I am a published author who just worked on her first Anthology with my fabulous Writer’s group and the amazing Heather Marie Schuldt who got this all started. I will work on the questions and send them to you.

    Syl Stein


  2. Hello Nina,
    I am interested in the blog interview. I am a first time publish author
    who had published my self help book that will help those who had endured
    child abuse & domestic violence while educating the public on what a survivor/victims has to endure once the abuse has ended. I am using my
    story and poems, I had written ever since high school. I just want to keep on bring this awareness out to the public. I just want this message to encourage others: There is Life After Abuse”. This book is called”A Long Journey to Home” by Samantha Crystal (which it is my pen name). Looking forward to hear from you.


    • Samantha,
      I am glad you are interested in doing an author interview. I am excited to receive your submission. Please copy the questions in this post to a word document and answer them. Then, follow the instructions for submission. Send your interview to my email address with an author photo, and a cover of your book. Once your submission is received I will let you know what day your interview will be posted.
      Thank you,


    • I’m always accepting author interviews. I believe that we authors have to stick together and help each other with promotions. So, yes, please send me your interview along with an author photo, book cover image, book blurb, author bio, and any social media links you have.


  3. I am a published NF author with a serialized (Blog a Book) mystery first novel in process ( It has morphed from primarily a book but also into a social movement and awareness generator and activism to help the homeless. I am targeting early June to have this complete. Would you be interested in an interview with me?


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