My January 18, 2023 interview of Casey McQuiston for the Galena Public Library’s Litfest! Video should be live until July 18, 2023.
My very first video interview! I’ve got a lot of room to improve, but I had to start somewhere. The twist in the middle was completely unexpected.
Carolyn Rahaman interviewed me for her podcast NaNo-It-All, in preparation for National Novel Writing Month at the end of October 2019. The episode is titled “Orange You Glad I Didn’t Name the Show BaNaNo?”. Click on the icon below to listen.
Follow-up interview for Soon to Be Famous Illinois Manuscript Contest:
November 2020: My Soon to Be Famous Illinois Manuscript win automatically entered me into the Illinois Soon to Be Famous Author contest. And I won!
November 2020: Pandemic Prose – Kate Robards and I talk about how we were handling writing during the pandemic.
October 2021: Hey, I was in the local paper. It makes me feel like the childhood celebrity I never was.
January 2022: I gave a webinar for the Galena Public Library about the power of brainstorming, and Olivia Garrett wrote an article about it, which was totally cool!
September 2022: I wrote a little something for one of my favorite writing groups, OCWW (Off-Campus Writers’ Workshop) called Five Random Writing Lessons. I’ve learned so much from them, I could have done a list of one hundred!
August 2022: I wrote an article about the power of brainstorming characters for Romance Writer’s of America. Funny story – after writing it I was like, “Hey, maybe I should practice some of this advice,” and then I did. I think you have to be a member of RWA to read this, so sorry if you can’t.
Brainstorming For Richer Characters
Hollie Smurthwaite is the paranormal romantic suspense author of The Color of Trauma and The Color of Betrayal.