Author Interview: Derek Haines

Today’s installment in the Indpendent Writing Series is an interview with writer Derek Haines. Derek and I became acquainted through Goodreads. He sent me a message after I left a review of his book Louis. As a reader, I am still a little shocked every time an author contacts me. It is amazing how easy it is to connect!   …

Interview with Jennifer Mattern

If you are interested in writing as a business at all, you should know Jennifer Mattern, the brains behind several valuable sites for writers, including AllFreelanceWriting and AllIndiePublishing. Jennifer is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the intersection of writing and business. She was kind enough to answer a few questions for the Independent Writing Series.   First, thanks …

Interview with the Fabulous Erika Napoletano

The interviews in the Independent Writing series here at Smiling Tree are usually with authors who have self-published their work. Though today’s guest did not self publish she is most certainly independent! Erika Napoletano is the Chief Redhead at Redhead Writing, and has written a  business book is titled The Power of Unpopular, and co-authored a book on egg donation …

More From Johnny B. Truant & Sean Platt

If you haven’t read the first part of the interview, you should definitely check it out! I broke the interview into two parts for a couple of reasons: 30 minutes of talking translates into lots of pages of text, and because I wanted to emphasize the part posted today. It’s not hard to find blogs, articles, and discussions about the …

Johnny B. Truant and Sean Platt Talk About Writing

Every time I send an email to a writer requesting an interview, I get a little jangle of nerves. It was more than a little jangle when I realized today’s post was going to happen. I’ve been reading what Johnny B. Truant and Sean Platt have been writing since before Smiling Tree Writing existed, and since before either of them …