Author interviews

There are tons of fantastic authors in the Night Beats community, and we thought it would be fun to hear directly from them.

We’re looking for creators with work to share. For example, authors who have a link to buy or pre-order their book, or podcasters with live episodes. If you want to engage with the Night Beats community but don’t have anything available, look at some of the other Night Beats activities here.

If you or someone you know would be interested in being interviewed, send us an email at nightbeatseu (at) gmail (dot) com. We’ll be in touch about turning their words into a blog post.

The process: we’ve got a general question for all artists, and then 10 numbered questions for fiction authors. If we decide to run an interview, the author will answer the general question, and then 2-5 of the numbered questions (of their choice). The whole interview should be less than 500 words. We’ll lightly edit it, and send it back for final approval. Once it’s approved by you and us, it will be scheduled for a free slot on the Night Beats blog.

If your creative work isn’t a fiction novel and these questions don’t apply—nonfiction, or music, or visual art, for example—e-mail us and we can come up with specific questions for you.

We reserve the right to reject or remove any blog post if we feel it’s not consistent with the values of the Night Beats community. Our values are basically “no hate” and “don’t be a jerk”, but we’ll deal with situations on a case-by-case basis.

Please ensure that your submission is:

  • No more than 500 words
  • Starts with a description of the work
  • Answers some but not all of the questions
  • Ends with a link to the order/pre-order/episodes for the work and a link to the creator’s socials (if they have any)
  • Tells us your pronouns (if you’re comfortable sharing)

The list of questions are below.

Start by telling us a little about your creative work.

Please tell us your name and pronouns if you’re comfortable sharing.

1) What inspired you to write this book?
2) Was there any music that inspired you while you were writing?
3) We have a lot of writers in our community. What’s your writing process?
4) Do you have a “fan-cast” – do you have actors you’d cast as your main characters?
5) What book do you tell all your friends to read? Besides yours of course!
6) Which character do you relate to the most and why?
7) How did you choose the title?
8) If you could pick any author to read your book, who would you want to read it? Why them?
9) When you picture your ideal reader, what are they like?
10) Does the location the story takes place mean something to you or to the work?

Tell us where the Night Beats community can find you and find your work!