Visiting Authors December 2013

The following is a new edit of a post originally drafted back in 2013.  It shows some of what I went through as I attempted to develop a ‘strong online presence’ that included a good blog.  Part of what happened was that I began to get a higher level of structure for my blogging, only to have the proverbial rug pulled out from under me and my ideas for my blog.

Blog Schedule

Saturday nights are becoming ‘guest blog’ evenings here.  As I am new at it, I am not sure how smoothly it will go.  Sometimes authors will reply to real interview questions with me, but in other situations I may do, what I am doing this first time.  Below is a link to an author of 10+ science fiction novels with Baen books.

Interview of MZWilliamson

Personal Experience

I have actually met Mike enough times in person that I think he might willingly acknowledge that he knows me as long as I don’t embarrass him in front of his wife or a TV reporter.  In person he is so approachable as to seem close enough to normal to not be intimidating but also has enough flare to stand out as an individual.

Next week I will hopefully be able to post a real interview with Jesi Lea Ryan about her and her novels.

Guest Blog #1: copied interview with SF novelist Mike Williamson

The big difference here is that I have met Mike in person enough times that as long as I don’t embarrass him in front of his wife or TV reporters I am pretty sure he would not ‘pretend to not know me’.  He is very approachable but also charismatic – flare is so helpful at conventions.

In that respect he is typical of authors in that he can dress up as ‘someone famous’ and yet he can pass on the street as ‘just some guy’.  When he visited my residence I couldn’t help but comment about the neighbors probably did not realize that he wasn’t the trash man but was actually a well published novelist.

I’ve only read one of his novels, but I liked it well enough.

Next weekend on Saturday evening, I hope to share a personal but done online interview with the author Jesi Lea Ryan.