Seeking Interviewees For The Thursday Interviewpalooza

I’ve got a few more interviews coming up — the guys behind So You Created A Wormhole, Ann LeMay, comedian Dylan Brody, plus all the questions you crazy kids sent in to me — but just the same, it’s time again that I start fishing for new torture interview subjects.

As you may know, I use this spot to interview storytellers. That can be anybody, really — authors, filmmakers, songwriters, comedians, comic book creators, editors, game and experience designers, etc.

This has two components — as a reader, feel free in the comments below to recommend some folks you want me to interview. I can’t promise it’ll work out, but hey, drop some names.

The second component is if you are a storyteller who’d like to be interviewed in this very space.

Now, let me put my Warning, Cranky Shithead hat on for one teeny-weenie moment:

First, this isn’t a marketing tool. Ideally, yes, the interview will spread word about your books and games and whatever else you’re doing, and I’m happy if that coincides nicely with some release of yours. Just the same, this has to be an entertaining interview for the readers of this blog. They’re the reason this thing exists. So, ask yourself: “Do I make good interview material?” Do you have interesting ideas? A compelling journey? Thoughts on the subject of writing and storytelling (as this blog is focused on those things)?

Second, I want accomplished storytellers — I’m open to interviewing self-published authors (as I am one myself), but here’s the thing: given self-publishing’s incredibly low (read: non-existent) bar to entry, I tend to get a lot of self-published authors who want in but don’t really seem to have much worth talking about. Again that question: “Do I make good interview material?” If you find me prejudiced against self-published writers, that’s because self-published writers have made me prejudiced against self-published writers.

So! All that being said —

Want in on an interview slot? Hit me up at:

terribleminds at gmail dot com.

Make sure “INTERVIEW” is in the subject of your email, yeah?

Now, I tend to get a flood of these emails, so I will try to work my way through and answer you. Forgive any delay on my part there, but as Miriam Black says, “It is what it is.”

Feel free to tell me in the email why you’d make a good interview subject. Also, if I don’t know you at all, I may ask to see something of yours — say, your book — so I know who you are and what you do. You can either email me said “thing” or I can provide you with a mailing address if need be.

And that’s all she wrote.

12 comments

  • Karen Healey writes smart, spooky YA & blogs entertainingly about, writing, reading, pop culture, superheroes, and baking. I think she’d rock the terrible minds interview.

    Gregg Taylor & Co. over at Decoder Ring Theatre produces two deliciously pulpy long-running audio dramas: one a mystery man series (for which there are also novels featuring original episodes), the other detective noir. I think the gentleman who wrote Dinocalypse Now would find a lot to like about the Red Panda.

  • I should also mention that Shanna was the person who introduced me to the Terribleminds Empire in the first place. You gained a reader because she linked to the Writer’s Prayer.

  • There’s an awesome transmedia project going on called STEAMPUNK HOLMES in which a artists have collaborated under producer Richard Monson-Haefel. It sounds like it’s gonna be epic. I’d love to hear what Richard says about transmedia and his project.

  • Aaron Dembski-Bowden please!

    A couple of reasons:

    1. He introduced me to TERRIBLEMINDS and is a great author AND fan of the universe he writes in.

    2. It would just be hilarious to read you two try to out profane each other, and;

    3. You correctly predicted he was going to have a boy and I think you should just remind him of that again.

    That is all.

  • Linkara (lewis lovhaug) from the highly esteemed thatguywiththeglasses.com might be able to do this. He’d give an entertainung interview as he has expierence in self-publishung and cimic books. But who I really want to hear from is James Rolfe (the Angry Video Game Nerd). His site, cinemassacre.com is an associate of thatguywiththeglasses and he does a very popular review show there, and currently has a movie in production by the same production company that scored Anchorman 2 and Bridesmaids, and he’s received reconition from celebrities like Howard Stern. He’s very busy, but if you’re able to land him and get him talking about the movie I’d guarantee you millions of views for the post as he has news everyone wants to know about, and he’s also quite an entertaining figure.

  • Lilth Saintcrow is the reason I found this blog in the first place so i think it would be could if she could drop by for an interview.

  • A few off the top of my head:

    I’ll second the Lilith Saintcrow suggestion. She is amazing.,

    Richard Kadry

    Simon R. Green

    Steve Niles

    Tom Piccirilli

    Raymond Embrack

    Chris F. Holms

  • If you haven’t already, I’d say Myke Cole, writer of CONTROL POINT. I have yet to read his book, but all the reviews I read say it’s friggin awesome, with a capital FRIG! or some such. If you can get an interview with Aaron Dembski-Bowden of Warhammer 40K fame, that would also be cool. 🙂

    Would love to submit myself to be interviewed, but I don’t fit the bill. It is what it is.

  • Oh, if you could interview John August. He’s awesome and so interesting. Go is still one of my fave movies. He was on #scriptchat once and I found him very intelligent and funny

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