I haven’t had many non-tour interviews on the blog, mainly because I’ve always been afraid to approach authors for interviews and partly because I feel as if I’m terrible at coming up with interesting questions that haven’t already been asked and answered, especially during blog tours.

But after 4+ years of blogging, I finally have a few to share.

Author Interviews

(Sorted by last name)

Jennifer L. Armentrout, author, Tempting the Bodyguard

Ilsa J. Bick, author, The Dickens Mirror

Martina Boone, author, Compulsion

Alexandra Bracken, author, Passenger

Anthony Breznican, author, Brutal Youth

T.J. Brown, author, Summerset Abbey

Naomi Canale, author, His Dark Ways

Joelle Charbonneau, author, The Testing series

G.P. Ching, author, The Soulkeepers and Weaving Destiny

Susane Colasanti, author, the City Love trilogy

Betsy Cornwell, author, Mechanica

Sarah Beth Durst, author, The Lost

Sarah Beth Durst, author, Chasing Power

Sarah Beth Durst, author, The Girl Who Could Not Dream

Simone Elkeles, author, Wild Crush

Jacqueline Green, author, Kiss and Tell

Amy Butler Greenfield, author, The Chantress Trilogy

Bethany Griffin, author, Masque of the Red Death

Bethany Griffin, author, The Fall

Rae Hachton, author, Pretty in Black

Alyxandra Harvey, author, A Breath of Frost

Anne Heltzel, author, Charlie, Presumed Dead

Eleanor Herman, author, Legacy of Kings

Wendy Higgins, author, Sweet Evil

Amanda Hocking, author, Trylle Trilogy, Watersong series, The Hollows, My Blood Approves

C.C. Hunter, author, Unspoken

Jennifer Jenkins, author, Nameless

Angeline Kace, author, Descended By Blood

Tiffany King, author, Meant To Be, Forgotten Souls, The Ascended

E. Katherine Kottaras, author, How to Be Brave

Karsten Knight, author, Wildefire, Embers & Echoes

Emmy Laybourne, author, Sweet

Trisha Leaver, author, The Secrets We Keep

Mary Lindsey, author, Shattered Souls

Katherine Longshore, author, Brazen

Jenny Martin, author, Tracked

M.R. Merrick, author, Exiled, Shift

Stephen Metcalfe, author, The Tragic Age

Lea Nolan, author, Illusion

Caragh M. O’Brien, author, The Vault of Dreamers

Lauren Oliver, author, Rooms

Lauren Oliver and H.C. Chester, authors, Curiosity House: The Shrunken Head

Stacey O’Neale, author, Mortal Enchantment series

Allison Pataki, author, The Accidental Empress

Johanna Pitcairn, author, 32 Seconds

Deirdre Riordan Hall, author, Sugar

Romina Russell, author, Zodiac

Jeanne Ryan, author, Charisma

Melinda SalisburyThe Sin Eater’s Daughter

Elizabeth Scott, author, Heartbeat, Between Here and Forever, The Unwritten Rule, et al

Maria V. Snyder, author, Night Study

Ann Redisch Stampler, author, Afterparty

Margaret Stohl, author, Black Widow, Red Vengeance

Courtney Summers, author, All the Rage

Stephanie Tyler, author, Defiance

Scott Tracey, author, Witch Eyes, Demon Eyes, Moonset

Scott Tracey, (Part II), author, Witch Eyes, Demon Eyes, Moonset

Scott Tracey, author, Moonset, (includes interviews with Moonset’s characters)

Rachel Vincent, author, The Flame Never Dies

Tammara Webber, author, Between the Lines series, Easy

Kiersten White, author, And I Darken

Kelley York, author, Hushed

Samantha Young, author, The Tale of Lunarmorte, Warriors of Ankh, The Fade, Fire Spirits series

Suzanne Young, author, The Remedy

Allen Zadoff, author, I Am the Traitor

Character Interviews

(Sorted by author)

Chloe KennedyGhost House by Alexandra Adornetto

Daemon Black, Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Daemon Black – 2nd interview, Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Jane MontjoyThe Stepsister’s Tale by Tracy Barrett

Cia ValeThe Testing series by Joelle Charbonneau

Mara Kane, The Soulkeepers series by G.P. Ching

Jack DandyThe Steampunk Chronicles series by Kady Cross

Quinn CaffreyBreathe series by Sarah Crossan

Savannah and TristanThe Clann series by Melissa Darnell

Bonnie/Chloe, Benton and PatrickSomething Real by Heather Demetrios

Marcus Marble, Pretty in Black by Rae Hachton

Kaidan RoweThe Sweet Trilogy by Wendy Higgins

Juliet EmerlineThe Architect of Song by A.G. Howard

Haniel, The Ascended by Tiffany King

Cat Colvin, The Childe by C.A. Kunz

The Fennrys WolfStarling series by Lesley Livingston

West and HaleyTake Me On by Katie McGarry

Joy MaloneThe Twixt series by Dawn Metcalf

Luc RousseauThe Dispossessed series by Page Morgan

Tavia MichaelsEarthbound by Aprilynne Pike

Tavia MichaelsEarthquake by Aprilynne Pike

Logan McEntireDefiance series by C.J. Redwine

Cole Holland, the White Rabbit Chronicles by Gena Showalter

EmmaAfterparty by Ann Redisch Stampler

Jade LansingWitch Eyes series by Scott Tracey

Justin, Jenna, Malcolm, Cole and BaileyMoonset series by Scott Tracey

Viggo, Causal Enchantment series by K.A. Tucker

Blake WilliamsBandia series by Talia Vance

Emma Marshall, Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent

Sabine Campbell, Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent

Sophie Cavanaugh, Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent

Tod Hudson, Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent

Blogger Interviews

Alex Bennett, blogger, Electrifying Reviews

Amanda and Sarah, bloggers, Short and Sweet Reviews

Jaime and Patricia, bloggers, Two Chicks On Books

Jaime, blogger, Two Chicks on Books (Playing 20 Questions with…)

Jenna, blogger, Jenna Does Books (Playing 20 Questions with…)

Jenny, blogger, Supernatural Snark (for the CRASH INTO YOU Blog Tour)

Katrina, blogger, Bookish Things & More (Playing 20 Questions with…)

Kayla, blogger, The Thousand Lives (Playing 20 Questions with…)

Mindy, blogger, Magical Urban Fantasy Reads


Guest Posts

(Sorted by Author)

Reneé Ahdieh – On Writing the eNovellas

Lynda Aicher – The Perfect Valentine…Or Not

Katie Alender – Favorite & Most Challenge Scenes from THE DEAD GIRLS OF HYSTERIA HALL

Josephine Angelini – Lucas Delos Interviews Josephine Angelini

Victoria Aveyard – This or That

Chandler Baker – Five Facts About TEEN FRANKENSTEIN

Anna Banks – The Adventures of Waitressing

Vivi Barnes – Excerpt from Z’s POV + Intro

Vivi Barnes – Questions about OLIVIA TWISTED answered

Emily Barr – One Memory You Would (Or Wouldn’t) Want to Be Your Only Memory

Erin Beaty – Favorite and Most Challenging Scenes to Write (and Why)

Nina Berry – On Being Notorious by Pagan Jones

Cristin Bishara – CharacterRuby Wright on traveling through a wormhole

Liz Braswell – Ten Reasons Why to Twist a Classic Disney Tale

Lee Bross – Life in the Criminal Underworld

Melanie Card – WARD AGAINST DEATH Excerpt

Rae Carson – Why Do I Write YA?

Nicole Castroman – Most Challenging Scene, On Writing Blacksouls, Favorite Quotes, 10 Things, 5 Things

Joelle Charbonneau – Character Q&A with Raffe

Molly Cochran – Katy Interviews Her Author, Molly Cochran

Molly Cochran – Five Things You Should Never Wish For

Daniel Cohen – Dan Interviews His Characters and They Interview Him

Gina Damico – Rogue Photo Hunt Reveal

Jordan Dane – Who are the Believers?

Melissa Darnell – Who and What are the Clann?

Heather Demetrios – This or That

Lisa Desrochers – A Little Too Hot Alternate POV Scene

Heather Dixon – Creating the Alternate Worlds

Debra Dockter – The Fabulous World of Twins

Catherine Doyle – Creating the Criminal Underworld in VENDETTA

Debra Driza – MILA 2.0 Excerpt

Alexandra Duncan – Difficult Scenes

Katlyn Duncan – Favorite Scene from This Summer

Katlyn Duncan – Hadley and Lily’s Top “Summer to Remember” Must Haves

Sabrina Elkins – Cami Describes Julian & Julian Describes Cami

Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison – 5 Awkward Dating Moments, Misunderstandings, or Mishaps

Rinda Elliott – Forecast Vlog

Trinity Faegen – The Road to The Mephisto Covenant’s Publication

Tara Fuller – Favorite INBETWEEN Moments

Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam – The Pros and Cons of Escaping Into a Virtual World

Kami Garcia and Kimberly Derting – Magical Gifts

T.M. Goeglein – A Quest Paid in Blood

Lori Goldstein – 5 Jinn Stereotypes Azra Wishes Weren’t True

Carol Goodman – Blythewood’s Setting

Tessa Gratton – Tessa’s Top Ten Wizard/Magical Movies

Ryan Graudin – Top 10 Favorite Quotes from All That Glows & Why

Claudia Gray – Top Five Moments in the Spellcaster Series

Bethany Griffin – Author and Character’s Top Five Favorite Passages from DANCE OF THE RED DEATH

Bethany Hagen – On David Dana from Landry Park

Bethany Hagen – On Writing the Romance in Jubilee Manor

Kiki Hamilton – Torn Wing Blog Tour Q&A

Kim Harrington – This or That with Donovan and Kane

Alyxandra Harvey – Introduction to Moira

Wendy Higgins – This, That or The Other with Wendy, Anna and Kai

Heather Hildenbrand – COLD BLOOD Excerpt

C.J. Hill – Dystopian Fashion

C.J. Hill – Top Ten Things Every Slayer Needs

Rosamund Hodge – The Lure of the Beast

A.G. Howard – Ensnared Cover Puzzle

A.G. Howard – Morpheus Talks Likes/Dislikes of Netherlings

A.G. Howard – Morpheus shares Ensnared in a Winter Wonderland lyrics

A.G. Howard – Looking Back at the Splintered Series Characters

O’Dell Hutchison – Character and Author This or That

Stacey Jay – Love or Duty

Elana Johnson – Possession Series Villains

Michael Johnston – Everyday Conservation

Sophie Jordan – One Thing My Character(s) Have Taught Me

Sophie Jordan – Challenges of Creating the Uninvited World

Amelia Kahaney – Five Young Adult Books I Loved

Alex Kahler – Introduces The Immortal Circus

Alex Kahler – An interview between the author and King Oberon

Alex Kahler – King Oberon bashes the Winter Court

Alex Kahler – An interview between the author and Annabel Morgan

Alex Kahler – A Letter from Oberon Declaring War

Alex Kahler – Mab Introduces Act Two

Alex Kahler – On Changing a Character’s Fate

Brigid Kemmerer – Most Challenging Scenes

Dawn Klehr – Revenge, Love and Hate

Karsten Knight – Top 5 Vlogs (includes an interview)

Nina LaCour – On the cover for Everything Leads to You

Robin LaFevers – Bluebeard

Sara B. Larson – Character Bios

Jennifer Laurens – Who is Grace Doll?

Claire Legrand – Five Favorite Quotes & Passages

Christy Lenzi – Writing the Romance Aspects of STONE FIELD

April Lindner – Top Ten Things I Love About Italy by Lucy Sommersworth

April Lindner – Some Rules of the Road

Mary Lindsey – Annabel Lee’s Influence

Katherine Longshore – Top Five Favorite Scenes from Manor of Secrets

Carrie Mac – Most Challenging Scene to Write

Amanda Maciel – Top Ten Writing Must Haves

Lisa Maxwell – Character Profile: Jianyu Lee

Molly McAdams – On Brody Saco

Molly McAdams – Forgiving Lies Excerpt

Katie McGarry – Echo Interviews Katie McGarry

Gretchen McNeil – 10 Random Things

Gretchen McNeil – Top Ten ’80s Film Quotes

M.R. Merrick – The Interrogation: Rayna interviews Chase

M. R. Merrick – Chase talks about The Circle

Dawn Metcalf – A Note from Graus Claude

Courtney Allison Moulton – SHADOWS IN THE SILENCE Teaser

Courtney Allison Moulton – Deleted Scene with Ellie and Cadan

Amy K. Nichols – Meeting Danny Ogden by Eevee Solomon

Lea Nolan – Illusion Introduction + Sneak Peek

Lea Nolan – Ten Things Every Hoodoo Apprentice Needs

Elizabeth Norris – On Writing the Unraveling series + Top Ten Songs to write it to

Stacey O’Neale – Elemental Courts

Stacey O’Neale – Most Challenging Scene from UNDER HIS SKIN

Brenda Pandos – A Scene Written from Nicholas’ POV

Brenda Pandos – Brenda Interviews Julia

Fiona Paul – Getting to know Luca: A Q & A session with the other guy from VENOM

Elizabeth Paulson – Fairytale Influences

Amy Plum – Meet Vincent

Amy Plum – IF I SHOULD DIE Excerpt

Cindy Pon – Top Three Favorite Passages from SERPENTINE

Caisey Quinn – Writing LOVING DALLAS

Sara Raasch – First Lines from Snow Like Ashes

Sara Raasch – Favorite and Most Challenging Scenes in the Series

C. J. Redwine – Five Fast Facts

Juliana Romano – Friendship vs. Love

Romina Russell – On Creating the Zodiac Universe

Melinda Salisbury – 5 Favorite Quotes

Cynthia Sax – Scorching Confrontations

Cynthia Sax – When Characters Dream

Victoria Scott – 10 Things Every Brimstone Bleed Contender Should Have

Rebecca Serle – Celeb Love Triangles

Megan Shepherd – Favorite Character POV to Write From

Gena Showalter – Milla’s Phobia

Kristen Simmons – The most important thing she learned in school

Cara Lynn Shultz – Emma’s Pick for Brendan

Maria V. Snyder – Favorite Quotes

Sherry Soule – Favorite Character Moments

Jessica Spotswood – Why Cate Cahill?

Ann Redisch Stampler – On Creating the Settings for Afterparty

Sabaa Tahir – Would You Rather?

Sherry Thomas – Top Five Scenes from The Burning Sky

Sherry Thomas – A Day in the Life of Archer Fairfax

Sherry Thomas – Top Three Heartbreaking Moments in the Elemental Trilogy

Stephanie Thomas – Top Five Scenes

Michele Vail – UNDEADLY Character Post – Ally Bartolucci

Patricia Vanasse – On Max Noticing Lauren for the First Time

Talia Vance – Celtic Mythology

Talia Vance – Scene from SPIES AND PREJUDICE from Tanner’s POV

Rachel Vincent – On why romance is so important to her stories

Rachel Vincent – Top Five Favorite-to-write Soul Screamers Scenes

Rachel Vincent – On “What’s Next for Rachel Vincent”

Dan Wells – Timeline

Holly West – 10 Random Things

Kasie West – PIVOT POINT Excerpt

Cecily White – Don’t Quote Me On That

Trisha Wolfe – Top Five Favorite Passages

Samantha Young – On Writing and Self-publishing

Allen Zadoff – On Being an Assassin

Gillian Zane – Run the Streets of NOLA

Michelle Zink – THIS WICKED GAME’s Claire on witnessing her mother practice voodoo


Random Thoughts

Looking Back and Looking Ahead #6 – January 1, 2016


5 Years of Fiktshun: Blogoversary Musings – November 9, 2015
On Doing a Disservice to a Book – October 30, 2015
Having Fun With It – September 25, 2015
Blogging and Moving Don’t Mix – March 5, 2015
When it Clicks – January 13, 2015


Looking Back and Looking Ahead #5 – December 31, 2014
Is it Compelling? – December 7, 2014
On How I Experience a Book – September 28, 2014
The TBR Pile – September 22, 2014
On Being Yourself – August 19, 2014
Seven More Reasons Not to Lend – July 31, 2014
On Making a Difference – July 17, 2014
Reviews or Page Views – June 11, 2014
On Reading YA – June 6, 2014
I’ll Never Understand… – June 3, 2014
We Need Diverse Books but… – May 4, 2014
Reading the Sexy in Public – April 23, 2014
Never-ending Posts – March 13, 2014
The Book Description – February 26, 2014
Is it Time for a Reboot? – January 23, 2014
Looking Back and Looking Ahead #4 – January 1, 2014


Series Obsessed – November 27, 2013
Changes in the Blogosphere – November 7, 2013
Making Some More Changes – October 27, 2013
Blog Identity – October 24, 2013
Who Do You Blog For? – September 26, 2013
Can a Writer Ever Really Retire? – September 12, 2013
Posting for Pageviews – September 5, 2013
Making Some Changes at Fiktshun – August 21, 2013
Biting Off More Than You Can Chew – August 16, 2013
Self-confidence and Self-promotion – August 9, 2013
Blah-ging – July 24, 2013
Am I Cut Out to be a Book Blogger? – June 24, 2013
It’s About the Books, Isn’t It? – May 23, 2013
On Being Subscribed – April 22, 2013
Performance Anxiety – March 11, 2013
On Being Anti-social – March 1, 2013
Blogosphere or Battleground? – January 31, 2013
Looking Back and Looking Ahead #3 – January 1, 2013


Find the Right Vehicle – December 18, 2012
Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes – November 30, 2012
Being Thankful {2} – November 21, 2012
Ennui – November 7, 2012
NaNoWriMo – November 3, 2012
On Rejection…and Being Ignored – October 24, 2012
Originality – September 18, 2012
BBAW: 2012 Highlights – September 14, 2012
BBAW: What Does Book Blogging Mean to Me? – September 12, 2012
BBAW Appreciation: Blogs I Love – September 10, 2012
Readers – September 7, 2012
Pressure – August 24, 2012
Expectations – August 16, 2012
Bloggers are Consumers Too – August 3, 2012
Remembering Why – July 27, 2012
The Slump – June 29, 2012
Is There Really Anything New? – June 20, 2012
Readers vs. Followers – June 15, 2012
When the Magic is Gone – May 18, 2012
Staying Focused – May 9, 2012
On Beta Reading – April 3, 2012
The Luxury of a Book – March 20, 2012
Re-rating – February 27, 2012
Re-reading and Re-rating – February 17, 2012
Don’t Let It End – February 10, 2012
Filling the Void – February 2, 2012
On Being a Slow Reader – January 15, 2012
Looking Back and Looking Ahead #2 – January 1, 2012


On Being a Heroine – December 8, 2011
The Stress-free Book Blogger – December 2, 2011
Being Thankful…and a Giveaway – November 24, 2011
The Negative Review – November 20, 2011
Titles – November 13, 2011
My One Year Blogoversary: Goals – November 9, 2011
Twitter – November 3, 2011
What Motivates You? – October 17, 2011
The DNF Book – October 13, 2011
The New Soul Screamers Novella of Awesomeness – October 7, 2011
The Readers Have Spoken #3 – October 2, 2011
Bad Boys and Heroes – September 30, 2011
Books I’m Dying to Re-read – September 25, 2011
Reader’s Block – September 21, 2011
BBAW: Blogging – September 16, 2011
BBAW: Readers – September 15, 2011
BBAW: Community Part II – September 14, 2011
BBAW: Community – September 12, 2011
Fiktshun’s Had a Facelift – September 10, 2011
Finding Your Voice – September 9, 2011
The Highs and Lows of Book Blogging – September 6, 2011
A Hard Act to Follow – August 24, 2011
The Unbiased Review – August 20, 2011
The Readers Have Spoken #2 – August 19, 2011
The Influence-free Review – August 12, 2011
A Friendly Reminder – August 6, 2011
The YA Crush Tourney: Ash heats up the Winter Court – August 3, 2011
The Spoiler-free Review – August 1, 2011
Everyone Dances with the Reaper – July 29, 2011
The Fictional Witch – July 26, 2011
A Blogger’s Best Friend – the eGalley – July 22, 2011
The YA Crush Tourney – July 20, 2011
Don’t Fear the Reaper – July 8, 2011
Character Connection – July 7, 2011
Why I Became a Book Blogger – June 30, 2011
It all started with Cryer’s Cross – June 23, 2011
My Overused Words – June 17, 2011
The Cliffhanger Ending – June 8 , 2011
The Read-A-Thon – June 6, 2011
50 Upcoming Non-Deubts to Die For – June 3, 2011
Here One Day, Gone the Next – June 2, 2011
The Readers Have Spoken – May 18, 2011
25 Upcoming Debuts to Die For – May 15, 2011
Cover Evolution – May 13, 2011
The Last Minute Blogger – May 13, 2011
When You Put It Out There – May 9, 2011
The Aspiring Writer – May 9, 2011
Six Month Blogoversary – May 9, 2011
“Book Buzz” – May 5, 2011
The Love Letter Review – May 2, 2011
Reviewer’s Block – May 1, 2011
My eReaders – April 29, 2011
24 Hours of Fame – April 27, 2011
My 2011 Top Ten List of Unread Books – April 27, 2011
A Book Lover Who Reviews Books – April 23, 2011
For the Love of Reading – April 20, 2011
The Mailbox That Made Me Cry – April 13, 2011
Confessions of a Book Addict – April 13, 2011
The Book Trailer – April 8, 2011
RT Convention Wednesday – April 7, 2011
The Pros and Cons of Blog Advertising – March 29, 2011
Bookstores – The “Teen” Section – March 27, 2011
Amazing Authors – March 26, 2011
Ahhh…Sookie – March 23, 2011
Book Bloggers – March 15, 2011
The Bookstore – March 11, 2011
Ten Reasons Not to Lend – March 2, 2011
The End of the Road – February 26, 2011
The King – February 12, 2011
The Vampire Diaries – February 11, 2011
Early Reviews – February 3, 2011
Books Into Film – January 29, 2011
Can you judge a book by its excerpt? – January 26, 2011
The Meme – January 23, 2011
Pick Your Paranormal – January 19, 2011
Now That’s Entertaining – January 13, 2011
Cover Appeal – January 8, 2011


Looking Back and Looking Ahead – December 31, 2010
To book vlog or not to book vlog? This is another question – December 26, 2010
The perfect gift for an eBibliophile – December 24, 2010
“Just Discovered” – December 19, 2010
The Magic of Books…and Movies – December 12, 2010
To Re-read or Not to Re-read? That is definitely the question. – December 6, 2010
Too much is never enough…or is it just too much? – December 3, 2010
Why YA? – November 30, 2010
Black Friday for Book Junkies – November 24, 2010
Amazon Recommends… – November 17, 2010
To Market, To Market – November 17, 2010
Book List Mania and the Thrill of the Pre-Order – November 15, 2010
Rise of the eBook – Oh where, oh where have the editors gone? – November 12, 2010
Call it Old Fashioned, but a Bound Book has its Merits – May 19, 2010
iPad for iBooks – May 6, 2010



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