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Sample Interview Questions

for April Voytko Kempler

 Q: What inspired you to write The Altered I, a Holocaust Memoir?

Q: Are the experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

Q: Do you have a specific writing style?

Q: How did you come up with the title?

Q: What books have most influenced your life most?

Q: If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

Q: What book are you reading now?

Q: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

Q: What are your current projects?

Q: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.

Q: Do you see writing as a career?

Q: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

Q: What were the challenges (research, literary, psychological, and logistical) in bringing it to life?

Q: Who designed the covers?

Q: What was the hardest part of writing your book?

Q: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?

Q: What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Q: What does your family think of your writing?

Q: Do you have any suggestions to help me become a better writer? If so, what are they?

Q: Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?

Q: What do you think makes a good story?

Q: As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

Q: Where were you born and where do you call home?

Q: Do you have plans for a new book?

Q: Do you prefer e-books, paperbacks or hardcover?

Q: Where do you prefer to buy your books?

Q: Are you a self-published (Indie) Author?

Q: Is there a particular movie that you preferred over the book version?

Q: Do you ever write in your PJ’s?

Q: White wine or red?

Q: Coffee or tea?

Q: So you like to cook?  Do you have a favorite food?

Q: What do you normally eat for breakfast, of do you skip it and get straight to work?

Q: Sleep in or get up early?

Q: Where and when do you prefer to do your writing?

Q: Your thoughts on receiving book reviews, the good and the bad.

Q: One of your favorite quotes.

Q: Where can your readers stalk you?

Q: Is your book in print, e-book or both?

Please contact April Voytko Kempler to schedule an interview. You may select from these sample questions and she will provide the answers in a separate email. Please leave your contact information, including an email address.

Thank you very much for your interest!


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