Seeking New Victims, I Mean, Subjects For The Interview Chair

And I’m slowly running out of interview subjects once again.

This is not, by the way, a blog post soliciting authors to email me for interviews. That happened last time and the resultant avalanche was mighty. (I literally still don’t know if I’m un-buried; I’m sure I missed emails and failed to respond to people accordingly, and if that happened, you have my apologies. I literally got many hundreds of emails, which surprised the crap out of me. I was woefully unprepared.)

What is this, then? This is me, asking you, the audience here, who you want me to interview.

I figure, hey, last week I managed to get Margaret Atwood. Any storyteller below Atwood on the Authorial Chain of Being (which is, I think, most everyone) is fair game at least for me to ask. Right? Right. Plus, this blog gets ~250k hits a month these days (which is why I’m starting to pay with blood for the privilege of someone else hosting it), so I’ve got that going for me.

So. Big picture, little picture, whatever:

What storytellers do you want to see me interview here?

They can be storytellers you love, or know, or who you think are appropriately controversial.

And don’t feel limited to just authors.

Game designers! Filmmakers! Comic folks! Transmedia practitioners!

Now, you may still be saying, “But I’m a storyteller and I want to recommend me, me, me.”

Okay, fine.

Here’s how you do it if you still want to solicit an interview at this blog.

You email me at terribleminds at gmail dot com with the following subject line:

[terribleminds-interview] Your Name + Your Project

(Meaning, duh, type out your actual name and your project name.)

I also demand a copy of whatever project you’ve got going on. E-copy or physical copy fine.

I am quite unlikely to publish interviews with self-published authors unless you have other published credentials or some manner of kick-ass sales numbers or some other success story worth talking about. I apologize for this but the majority of those emails I had to (unsuccessfully) wade through were from self-published authors. It was… not pleasant.

So, there you go.

Now, to finish up: we’ve got interviews ideally coming in from James Finn Garner, Jake Bible, Mike Underwood, and Alex Hughes. But, as noted: will still need more to carry us past the holidays and into the new year, so jump into the comments and get to recommendin’.

Oh! Another question, actually.

If you have new questions you’d like me to ask all interview subjects, toss them into the comments, too. With the new batch of interviews I’ll probably once more update my initial 10 questions.