Author Interview Questions

Thank you for agreeing to be  profiled in my Newsletter. I am thrilled to share you and your books with my readers!

Please share your answers to the questions below. You can answer all the questions or just the ones that you select. If you would prefer to create your own 300-500 word profile, please feel welcome to.

I’ve added a checklist at the bottom of the page too to help with all the details and so I don’t have to bother you for things like book covers or contact details.

You can copy and paste the questions below or download either a Word file or PDF file.


Interview Questions for the Author Spotlight in S.E. Smith’s Newsletter

  1. Tell us a little about yourself. How long have you been writing? What genre do you write?
  2. What inspired you to write your first book?
  3. Where do you get your inspiration from?
  4. Where/When do you do the most of your writing?
  5. What do you think has been your biggest accomplishment?
  6. What series/book did you write that has the biggest following.
  7. Who has influenced your writing the most?
  8. Do you have a favorite author?
  9. Is there anything that you find particularly challenging in your writing?
  10. Are the experiences of your characters based on any of your own or people that you know?
  11. Do you have any advice for other authors?
  12. Is there a particular niche or direction you would like to expand your writing portfolio into?
  13. Describe your latest WIP
  14. How can readers reach you?

Please send the below items to Thank you!

  • Your completed interview or your own 300-500 word essay
  • Your profile picture or graphic
  • 1-2 book covers so we can share in the newsletter
  • Contact details so my readers know where to find you