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?
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