Randi Fang

Blogger. Writer. Vampire.

Guest Author Guidelines

If you’re an author and you’d like to be a guest author on my blog, please email the following information to me at randi at randifang dot com with the desired date you’d like to appear. If there is a scheduling conflict, I’ll coordinate an agreeable date.

Please note that among my social networking sites including my Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and WordPress blog, I have almost 500 followers.  I’ll share the link to your post on the four sites mentioned.

Guidelines

Once a date is set, then please send me the following information at least ONE week before your showcase is scheduled to appear if you have not already done so. You can send it well in advance if that works for you too. That allows me to schedule the post at my convenience.

If you’d like to do a different type of article such as a character interview, what you like about writing, the journey you had while writing your latest book and so on, I’m fine with that too. Just email me a brief explanation of what you’d like to write about.

  • Name of your book (and series)
  • Your author name
  • JPG of your Book Cover (web quality)
  • Link to your website and/or Author Amazon page
  • Author photo (optional)
  • Author bio (optional)
  • Excerpt from your book (optional)
  • Answers to 5-10 of the following questions.  Pick the ones you like the most.

Giveaways

If you’d like to have a giveaway the day of your interview, please let me know. Typically when an author tells me what they’d like to give away, I keep it simple and just ask readers to post a comment on the blog article with their email address. That way the author can hold a drawing a few days after the interview and notify the winner(s) and coordinate it from there.

Questions (Revised 3/5/13)

What is your book about and what genre are you writing in?

What inspired you to write your first book?

Do you have a specific writing style or approach to writing your books?

How did you come up with the title?

What would you say makes your vampires unique to the paranormal genre?
What do you like about your main vampire character?
What are some strengths your main vampire character has?
Is there one particular thing your vampires can do or vampire myth that you enjoyed creating for this series?
Name a rule about vampires you’d like to break (or did break/modify) for this series or another series?
What other book or series about vampires have you read that you really like?

What is your favorite line, passage, chapter from your books?

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

What were the challenges (research, literary, psychological, and logistical) in bringing it to life?

What motivates you to write?

Did you learn anything from writing your book? If so, what was it?

What books have most influenced your life most?

What authors have influenced your life and writing?

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

What book are you reading now?

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

Who is your most popular character? Why do your readers like or dislike this character?

What are your current projects?

If you’re not writing full-time now, do you see writing as a career in the future?

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book or how you wrote it?

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

Besides writing, do you have any other passions?

Can you share a little of your current work with us? (Lead in for Excerpt if you’d like to include one.)

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

Who designed the covers?

What was the hardest part of writing your book?

Are you an Indie Author? If so, what do you like about independent publishing?

Do you have any advice for other writers?

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

Do you believe in love at first sight?

What’s your favorite line from any movie or song? Can you quote it for us?

If you were attending a Halloween party, what would your costume be and why?

What are your favorite hobbies?

What’s your favorite love story? (movie or book)

Does Prince Charming exist? If so, briefly describe him.

When do you like to write, morning or at night?

You have multiple personalities, describe some of them.

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