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Subject: My Dears
Date Posted: 3/18/2011 11:12 AM ET
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Well I have done it this time.  The PBS team has asked me if I might like to interview Jeri Westerson for an upcoming PBS Blog.

Now my knee jerk reaction is to run for the hills.  But thinking about It I think why not.  Then I think what the heck would you ask and back and forth.  Has any one of you ever interviewed anyone before for one of your blogs?  I need your HELP!  I haven't said yes yet but I am so tempted to, and I want to do a good job and not let down PBS or Jeri.  This is such good exposure for her, and she in turn will no doubt mention PBS on her website.

 

Date Posted: 3/18/2011 11:29 AM ET
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Of course, you should say "yes" and interview her -- how fun!  I've not interviewed an author -- and was going to refer you to Sharon Kay Penman's blog because I like her author interviews -- but then I saw that she interviewed Jeri Westerson in September -- so you may or may not want to read that interview. Anyway, I'm sure you'll do a terrific job -- and I'm sure that this group will come up with all kinds of questions (and more than enough) for you to ask!

(ETA: Actually, you just determined my next book. I'm headed to the library now to find Veil of Lies.)



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Date Posted: 3/18/2011 12:42 PM ET
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Thanks Deb, I have just  agreed to.  I am going to have to get a new copy myself, as I traded my copy to Kelly and Linda.  I think I'll get it on my Nook this time.smiley I might pm you to ask for some advise.  I remember seeing that interview with SKP now you mention it. 

Date Posted: 3/18/2011 1:56 PM ET
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I'm glad to see you are going for it!  I'm sure you'll do great. :)

Date Posted: 3/18/2011 2:39 PM ET
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How exciting! 

Date Posted: 3/18/2011 5:34 PM ET
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... as I traded my copy to Kelly and Linda ...

Linda has read it; and Kelly will be reading it along with the rest of the group for the read-along. This is such a fun thing to be happening. Congratulations, Jerelyn, for pursuing this for us!

Do we have a date for the read-along? Did I miss that somewhere?

Kelly

 

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Date Posted: 3/18/2011 7:05 PM ET
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Go Jerelyn! I would ask her how she feels about the introduction of e-readers.

Date Posted: 3/18/2011 7:34 PM ET
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Kelly, June 1st  will be the start date and the Q and A with Jeri Westerson I think will be on the 15th.

I will do that, Bonnie



Last Edited on: 3/18/11 7:35 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/18/2011 9:40 PM ET
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Good on you Letty!!  I'm sure you'll do a fantastic job.

Date Posted: 3/18/2011 11:43 PM ET
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So glad you said yes!  Looking forward to the interview.  smiley

Date Posted: 3/19/2011 9:23 AM ET
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I'd ask her what she thinks about the explosion of the blogosphere and other online communities of book readers like PBS, Goodreads, etc.  Seems to me like it's a great thing for the readers because it's easier for us to find newer authors and something other than what the big publishers want us to read, but maybe it's harder for the authors....more ground to cover?  I don't know.. But if you can figure out what I'm trying to say, you can probably word it much better than I did!  LOL! 

Date Posted: 3/19/2011 9:45 AM ET
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Christa, I actually am going to ask her that.  Also how she feels about social media in general as that is what brought this all together.  About half of the questions are about Veil of Lies and the process of writing. the others are about e-readers social media and her influences, and future projects.  I have 15 questions. 

Date Posted: 3/19/2011 10:15 AM ET
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You are really on top of this Letty! Very impressive. And since you are doing this via e-mail, I wouldn't worry about that wart! laugh

Date Posted: 3/19/2011 10:20 AM ET
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Letty,  you done GOOD!!!! 

Date Posted: 3/19/2011 10:37 AM ET
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LOL at Christa

Thanks John!!  5 post I am impressed!cheeky

Date Posted: 3/19/2011 10:53 AM ET
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Yay, Letty! Way cool!

Date Posted: 3/19/2011 12:43 PM ET
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I would love to know what books and or authors have most influenced her work.  Does she travel much, concerning her books?  What is her current project?  And could she share a little of her current work with us.......and how does she come up with the titles?  wink  (the title question is always fun to ask, the answer can sometimes be very surprising!)

Date Posted: 3/19/2011 12:49 PM ET
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Oh, you will do great, Letty! Maybe you can take some questions from people here if you need more, but it really sounds like you have it all under control.

And don't forget to pimp the H/F forum while you are at it! :-D

Date Posted: 3/19/2011 1:12 PM ET
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Oh I am pimping the H/F forum, and PBS as a whole.

Date Posted: 3/20/2011 3:07 PM ET
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No good deed goes unpunished, Letty -- congrats!

Date Posted: 3/20/2011 3:50 PM ET
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Thanks Beth, for your advice even at 3:00 a.m. you rock!

Date Posted: 3/20/2011 5:21 PM ET
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You will be wonderful, Letty!  How exciting!

Date Posted: 3/21/2011 9:04 AM ET
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I sent off the interview questions this morning.  I am please with them, but maybe I am deluding myself I wrote them while I was half asleep.surprise  JK.