Friday, July 22, 2011

Author Spotlight

I've been thinking for a long time now that I'd like to showcase those of you who have a book out there.

Not a book review, but just a little snapshot of the author and a blurb on the book. After all, what good is a nice social network if I can't share it with the very people who support me? :)

But I want it to be a little different.

Are there any quirky questions you'd really like to know about your author friends?

Please dish!

And, if you would like to be featured on my blog, please let me know in the comments or email me at LydiaYKang (at) gmail (dot) com.


Jennifer Shirk said...

How about...
how does your significant other or family feel about your writing?

do you have a favorite social network?

is there a different genre you might like to try and write someday?

do you snack when you write? and what si that snack?

Samantha Vérant said...

Do you like pie? What's on your bucket list? Do you believe in aliens?

Connie Keller said...

I can't think of any good questions-I haven't had my coffee yet. Bu I'd love to be featured.

My email is c.marie.keller (at) gmail. com

Liza said...

How about: How did you get through that nasty moment when you were just sure you would never get your book written?

Old Kitty said...

Any writerly superstitions?

Aren't cats/dogs/iguanas the bestest muses ever??


Take care

Emily Rose said...

Would you rather be a President, Dictator, or King/Queen?

Hehe, love this idea!

Magan said...

DANGIT Samantha already took the alien question. I guess I would want to know if Hollywood made a movie about their life who would they want to play them? (I would have Lady Gaga play me...)

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

I love your blog, and I'd love to be one of your victims... My book, The Christmas Village, is coming out this fall. It's middle grade fiction, but the kind of books that "kids of all ages" like - a fun adventure and some life lessons without getting them shoved down your throat...Let me know if you'd like to do one of your funky interviews with me - I think the idea is terrific. Signed up to follow. Visit me at and leave a comment, or email me at

Alleged Author said...

Hmmm...a quirky question to ask authors...I know!

Which evil villain do you identify with and why?


Julie Musil said...

What a fun idea! I know it isn't very quirky, but I always enjoy reading a quick glimpse of the writer's process. How they plot, if they do, and how they revise. And what they snack on! Maybe that's a little quirky :D

Matthew MacNish said...

I'm not ready to be part of this, but I will enjoy reading the posts!

Carol Kilgore said...

I'll just second everyone else's ideas - they're all great!

Happy Weekend :)

storyqueen said...

I've got no new questions, but the ones above are awesome. Especially the one about the authorly superstitions...and the aliens.

Love to be in your spotlight sometime!


Laila Knight said...

I'd like to know how they decided to get into writing and how they juggle personal live with writing. It's something each writing should know for future reference. Oh, and ask them about book signings, how they go about it, what's expected, you know, the nitty gritty. Just my thoughts. Thanks for asking. :)

Suze said...

Let's see. A good author question might be ... do you have a favorite coffee mug? And if so, describe it.

I think many people like to answer this question.

Heather said...

This sounds like fun! Sign me up!

I would love to know who influenced their writing the most. I also like Samantha's question about what's on their bucket list. That would be really cool to know!

Olga said...

I would like to know - what is the most distracting thing that you find when you're working on a book?

Cellophane Queen said...

Cool idea. I've had some quirky questions asked of me, but I seldom lay them on my guests.

Okay. For Erotica Writers Only: Have any of your characters contracted an STD and, if so, did they contact all of their previous lovers in the book?

Oh, wow. That's just mean, eh?

Alrighty. For any authors: Has an editor annihilated your absolutely favorite line in your book? Did you take it meekly or fight for your words?

mgdasef (at) gmail (dot) com

I have a mystery releasing from MuseItUp on the 29th so I'll take all the publicity I can beg, borrow, and/or steal.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

How much do you resemble your main character?


I love going down children's slides at the park......much to the embarrassment of my children and grandchildren.


Anonymous said...

Sounds neat!!!!

I wanna know how an author "knows" their manuscript is DONE.

Krispy said...

Love this idea! You are too cool.

To follow up on lbdiamond's questions: How do they "know" when it's time to shelf a novel?

Fun question: Which Harry Potter House would they be sorted into?

julie fedderson said...

What's your favorite guilty pleasure? Did you believe your stuffed animals were real as a kid?

Artemis Grey said...

Awesome idea! And great questions so far. Here's something I've always wondered:

As someone who's 'made it' do you find yourself moved by other writers you meet who are still working towards things like getting an agent/publisher?

And if you DO find yourself drawn to them, empathizing with their struggles, how do you resist the urge to try and help them somehow?

Is it like 'survivor's guilt' in any way?

Corey Schwartz said...

You might wan to wait until I have more than one book out, but I would love to be feaured1

My favorite question is "How long from concept to contract?" (Both in terms of months/years and also number of rejections!)

Karen Lange said...

I always want to know if chocolate helps with their writing processes...It always does for me, :)

Happy weekend!

Amanda Borenstadt said...

I'd ask, "How many times did you say, 'I quit writing!' before you finished and published your book?"

M Pax said...

I like the superstitions idea.

Lots of good ideas already ... how about their opinion on Pluto no longer being a planet? lol

Ghenet Myrthil said...

Great idea! I always want to know authors' publication stories - they can be so inspirational!

Anonymous said...

- How many unfinished novels do you have?
- What's your favourite dessert?
- When writing, noise, silence, music, people around?
- Pen, pencil, or typing?
- Touchscreen or no?
- iPhone or BlackBerry?
- What's on your pajamas?
- Best compliment to ice cream?
- Favourite radio station in your town/city?

Rachna Chhabria said...

Great idea, Lydia....would love to know lots about you for starters.

How do you manage to do so much in 24 hours?
What's your writing process like?

Sarah said...

Cake vs. Pie

(the correct answer is Pie)

Unknown said...

Awesome idea!

How about:

*Do your friends show up in your writing, and if so, do they ever see themselves?

*What do you look at when writing - meaning, window, wall, photos, etc.?

*Do you fear that your ideas would dry up?

*How do you develop a mental picture of your characters?

Would love to be grilled! I've just had a middle grade novel released. Thanks!

Leslie S. Rose said...

Love this idea. And the question is:
How do you keep notes on the future projects swimming in your brain?

Unknown said...

I don't know if it's been asked but, what is the oddest thing you've done for research?

Carol Riggs said...

Haha, those are great quirky questions. And that's a great idea, to feature others; nice to share in the ole blogosphere. Yep, quirky questions make someone seem more "real" and more approachable. :)

Anonymous said...

Great idea.

Do you write wearing pajamas or sweats?

J.L. Campbell said...

Nice idea. Has your family ever threatened to divorce you?

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