In late Spring of last year I had my first interview with a reporter. I got an email from Carole, my editor of the Riverview Park Review, saying that Bill Fairbairn (author of The Printer’s Devil and a few other books) had requested to do an interview with me. Eagerly I said yes and was quite nervous.
The day for the interview came. We met up at a local Tim Horton’s. I had read that keeping interviews on neutral ground was the way to go and I agree with that! I was asked a lot of questions, some personal, some not so personal. The article that was written about me turned out fine. With each step I take in my journey as a writer I learn new things. I have done a couple more interviews since then. Now when I am asked to do an interview, I ask for a list of the questions to be emailed to me at least 24 hours in advance. This makes the interview go a lot smoother on my end because I know what to expect and have time to put more thought into my answers and I do not forget anything!
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life”-Steve Jobs