Interviews

  • Past Interviews

    • The Worldshapers fantasy series by award-winning Saskatchewan author Edward Willett continues with the September 10 release of Book 2, Master of the World, from DAW Books, in trade paperback, audiobook, and e-book formats. The critically acclaimed first book, Worldshaper (which received a starred review in Publishers Weekly and was long-listed for Canada’s prestigious Sunburst Award),

    • Marina was born in the former Soviet Union and moved to the United States at the age of 11. Having grown up in Brooklyn, she considers the United States of America to be her true home. Always one to tell tales, she began writing short stories and essays when she was a teenager. Though she

    • by Jill Hedgecock (www.jillhedgecock.com) Rachael Herron is the internationally bestselling author of more than two dozen books. The diversity of her writing talent is impressive. Her books span multiple genres including thriller (under R.H. Herron), mainstream fiction, feminist romance, memoir, and nonfiction about writing. She received her MFA in writing from Mills College, Oakland, and

    • Craig DiLouie is an acclaimed American-Canadian author of literary dark fantasy and other fiction. Formerly a magazine editor and advertising executive, he also works as a journalist and educator covering the North American lighting industry. His fiction has been nominated for major awards, optioned for screen, and published in multiple languages. He is a member

    • For 22 years Dr. Lew Bayer (hon.) has been internationally recognized as a leading civility expert. With a focus on social intelligence and culturally-competent communication, the team at Civility Experts – which includes 276 affiliates in 46 countries has supported 100’s of organizations in building better workplaces.  Bayer believes that: “In choosing civility, people find

    • How’d you start your career? What was your initial reaction received from others when you announced you would be writing? My career as a book reviewer can actually be more described as a side hobby that grew in a way I never believed it would. Shortly after I graduated college in 2014, I found an

    • When it comes to multitasking, Richard Foreman is ahead of the game. A bestselling author, he also publishes other authors, focusing on the historical fiction genre. He also accepts manuscripts from authors with an added service of setting them up for publications. How’d you start your career? What was your initial reaction received from others

    • “I was definitely apprehensive before the interview,” Hedgecock said. “My feelings were a mix of nervous energy and anticipation. I felt pressure to make sure I provided a good first impression.” George R.R. Martin, Jill Hedgecock & Alan Brennert After arriving and meeting with both Martin and Brennert, the group moved upstairs to a conference

    • Peter James has had a most colorful life. He is a New York Times bestseller, as well as having 11 consecutive Sunday Times No 1s, and he is published in 37 languages. His DS Roy Grace crime novels have sold 18 million copies worldwide. His mother, Cornelia James, was Glovemaker to Her Majesty the Queen,

    •   Jill Hedgecock, among many other things, writes our book review column. Her book Rhino in the Room has been released, a powerful story of young woman’s  African safari trip and the peril she finds herself in. You can read my review at the end of the interview below. Q: What prompted you to go

    • Q: The Writers’ Edge started last year (on YouTube), and features a wide range of guests from newbie and Indie authors, thru New York Times bestselling authors. What was the genesis of the idea behind this show and how has audience (YouTube) reaction been? A: Christie (Stratos) was given The Writer’s Edge (what a nice

    • Peter James has had a most colorful life. He is a New York Times bestseller, as well as having 11 consecutive Sunday Times No 1s, and he is published in 37 languages. His DS Roy Grace crime novels have sold 18 million copies worldwide. His mother, Cornelia James, was Glovemaker to Her Majesty the Queen,

    • On our June 2018 cover, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Steena Holmes. Enjoy this exclusive interview. Steena Holmes is an extremely successful author of fiction. She has had a great deal of success with focus on romance, Women’s Fiction, and now a psychological thriller. The key to success for Steena has been

    • Local Winnipeg author, Miranda Oh, exploded onto the literary scene with her debut novel Remember, No Matter What; Chin Up Tits Out in March of 2016. Critics and readers alike were fascinated with the novel which focused on the character of Hadley, a girl who thought she had it all and knew everything there was

    • Books ‘N Pieces Magazine was fortunate to interview Rob for our December 2017 issue. Here is the complete interview. [Note: Short stories, and interviews from upcoming issues of Books ‘N Pieces Magazine are only available to subscribers. You can sign up for a print or e-Magazine subscription from the menu above.] Who is Robert J.

    • Secrets from a Best Selling Author   An Interview with JC Ryan [Originally appeared in Books ‘N Pieces Magazine, July 2017 issue] JC Ryan is a name you may not have known prior to this interview, however, as you will soon learn, this best-selling author has a library worth of published material, earning him the best-seller

    • Your background is interesting – German education and then living in Sri Lanka. The famous Arthur C. Clarke lived there as well. What is it about Sri Lanka that you love? I love the fact you can find nearly every climate and landscape here, although the island is so small. Then there’s the colorful history

    • [from Books ‘N Pieces Magazine, July 2017] Creative Marketing I met Andrew Hood (@andrewhoodtwtp) on Twitter. He’s from Sydney, Australia. As a publisher, I always try to find clever ways of reaching people. It is common to receive an auto-Tweet after you follow someone. Most are benign messages, some plug book links, others ask question

    • Secrets from a Best Selling Author An Interview with JC Ryan JC Ryan is a name you may not have known prior to this interview, however, as you will soon learn, this best-selling author has a library worth of published material, earning him the best-seller ranking, as well as putting other writers to shame. Q:How are

    • Through her work with Nights, Ms. Ward developed characters that were diverse, different and unique. Fans of the group encouraged her to use her literary talents and give her characters life in books, and The Shadow-Keepers Series was born. Ms. Ward quickly became known for writing books filled with action, drama, laughter, darkness and unimaginable

    • Do you publicly acknowledge Arabella Sheraton as a nom de plume? If not then this question is moot. If so then, how did you settle on the name – inspiration for the choice? I didn’t at first. I wanted to keep my two personas separate, but when I did start telling people (after swearing them

    • Five Questions Are Not Enough for Mike Wells, Bestselling Author. Q: “Lust, Money and Murder,” Book 1, which you offer as a free download from your site, is an outstanding example of how to set up a novel, grab the reader from the first line, and swiftly move them through an action sequence, hooked all

    • Kelly Charron is the author of horror, psychological thrillers and urban fantasy novels including: Pretty Wicked, and Wicked Fallout. We interviewed her for our January 2018 issue of Books ‘N Pieces Magazine. Q1)  Your debut novel “Pretty Wicked” (now earning 4+ stars from over 97 reviewers on Amazon) was in 2016. Since then you have published a sequel “Wicked