Thanks for considering being interviewed for Booktalk with Jeannette de Beauvoir!
I’m hoping that you’ll enjoy our chat. I’ve been doing arts-related interviews for a spoken-word program at WOMR, a Pacifica radio affiliate on Cape Cod, for the past 12 years, and my job here is the same as it is there—to make you look good!
I will need the following from you at least one week prior to your interview:
A photograph of you
A pdf or jpg of the cover of the book you’d like to promote
Any fun anecdotes about yourself or your books (think the intros on Jeopardy) that I can share
10 possible subjects I can ask you that have broad appeal. Examples: What I wish I’d known before I started writing; If I weren’t a writer, I’d be a (…); The best/worst advice I’ve ever received; My favorite character (of my own) and why I like them; I love reading books by (…) because (…); what surprises me most (about writing, reading, life…); and so on. You get the drift.
I’m happy to have you reference your own books and I’ll ask you about your most recent one, but this interview is less about marketing and more about helping readers (and potential readers) get to know you. Be creative!
And, of course, I hope you’ll have fun!
I reserve the right to refuse any interview, particularly if your subject matter involves violence, any kind of discriminatory material, or erotica.
I’ll confirm your interview date and time via email once I receive the above items. Most interviews will last between five and 10 minutes.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All interviews are done via Zoom.us. The meeting number to use is 539.855.3470
If you haven’t used Zoom before, just click on sign up and follow the directions. This will enable audiences to see your name.
Schedule yourself for an interview slot at calendly.com/jeannettedebeauvoir
Please choose your background carefully. Do not sit in front of a window or other bright light source, so your face is not in shadow. And don’t have anything personal in the frame that you do not want the public to see!
I will be posting your interview on my subscription site for two weeks, after which you’re free to use it however you’d like: on social media, your website, etc. If you’re looking for some panel or presentation opportunities, this is a good way to show off your speaking skills!