I am Sidney Evans - Brand Strategist, Author and Consultant. Ask me anything about building a powerful company or personal brand. I help transform brands and people into #BrandRockstars.

Sidney Evans, MBA: Please clarify the question.

Meg Gardiner - Award winning thriller writer. Ask me anything!

Meg Gardiner: Interesting question!  I don't get scared when I'm alone writing thrillers. Because I'm in control of the story. I do try to think about what scares me, because I figure it will scare readers too. Then I write about it in the most vivid, emotionally …
May 21, 2018

I’m Dana King. I write a series of police procedural crime novels set in a small Western Pennsylvania town. My other series, about Chicago private investigator Nick Forte, has been nominated for two Shamus Awards by the Private Eye Writers of America. Ask me anything.

DanaKing: I read a lot of crime fiction. I sometimes have to remind myself to read other things from time to time. Recent reads I’ve thoroughly enjoyed include White Jazz (James Ellroy), The Given Day (Dennis Lehane), All the Pieces Matter (an oral history of …

BRITISH CRIME THRILLER AUTHOR talks about her books. AMA

Siobhan C Cunningham: Yes, I read them. They give me courage to keep going. Luckily reviews have been good. Criticism is hard for anyone. I hope that I would take it on the chin like a grown up. An Author cannot please everyone, but I'll give it a dam good go, and if it's…
May 18, 2018

Donna M., Author & Spiritual Mentor. Please feel free to Ask Me Anything. Stay Blessed & Be Inspired!

Donna M.: We as humans will always have thoughts in our minds from time to time of doubts nevertheless when that happens I dig in and talk with Jesus in a conversation “please Lord help my unbelief please give me the strength to hold on to all your promises fo…
May 18, 2018

How do you get your books in a bookstore? Is it really worth getting them in there? So ask me anything about it.

Mike Sims: Sometimes especially if I saw a movie about a true story and want to know what really happened.  Like Dangerous Minds was a good movie but the book was quite a bit different and more fascinating.

I'm Adelaide, author of YA sci-fi trilogy "Whitewashed." Ask Me Anything about publishing, writing, and the new cover for my second book!

Adelaide Thorne: This is a tricky question, PIKOMONDE! Ultimately, the writer has to build enough suspense and mystery so that the reader has questions that need answering. If the first book answers everything and has no tension, then there's not much pull to read th…

Let's talk about your feature and short screenplays, and how to get past your first audience - contest readers. Thinking about a journalism career or the future of digital journalism? Ask me anything!

Patty Sandoval Sralla: No but I have witnessed other co-workers have their stories heavily edited or even held because of outside pressure. In one case, my husband, who was a journalist, was covering a nororiously bigoted mayor in McAllen, Texas in the 1990s. The mayor was…

Are You "Stuck" Personally or Professionally? Ask Me Anything

Darlene Corbett: 1) Be grateful for everyday you have the privilege of being on this earth. 2) Be authentic, as my book spells out, platinum-style authentic. 3) Remain a life-long learner.

I’m Jason Whittle, a multi-genre author, published in various forms of fiction and non-fiction, and a prospective Creative Writing PhD student. Ask me anything about my books, the craft of writing, self-promotion, or the benefits of formal Creative Writing education.

Jason Whittle: I think I've taken a little bit from everyone I've ever read, which is another reason I like to read as widely as possible. But to provide some specific names: in childhood it was the classic sci-fi of H.G. Wells and John Wyndham, and the (then) cont…
May 16, 2018

Jean Davis – Science Fiction and Fantasy Indie Author AMA

Jean Davis: My favorite villains are the kind that aren't one specific person. I like when characters are both good and evil enough that we're not sure which side to cheer for.  I like my villains as well rounded as the hero.

From NYC 's Limelight to Homeless & Hopeless Living in a San Diego Bush. Ask me ANYTHING! I practice honesty.

Warner Bailey: I believe I have a genetic predisposition. I have an allergy. My mind functions in a way that creates lies and upon those lies I take action. I see it like "body dysmorphia". My perception of things can often be warped. The drugs and the alcohol make…

22 year old author who has been traditionally published twice. Ask me anything about how to find a traditional book publisher.

Nihar Suthar: Skululul, This is a really important question. Keep in mind that a publisher is not only printing your book. It is really critical that the publisher is responsive whenever you communicate with them, but that they also offer to help you market and di…
May 15, 2018

K M Steele, award-winning Australian author of airtight mysteries - ask me anything!

K M Steele: I would have to say Harold Bloom. He is one of the greatest living literary critics and philosophical thinkers. His literary criticism is influential, and he is a prolific writer with over forty books published. He's in his late eighties, and still s…

Bar Management Author, Award-winning mixologist, AMA contributor

Ramona Pettygrave Shah: I had to think about this one. I had trouble recalling any especially strange orders. But, there was this one woman who came in and wanted our "most expensive wine," and didn't care if it was even red or white. She then loudly proclaimed that it wasn…

I am a sports and travel writer who recently launched my own website. I worked for Bleacher Report for 3 years and proposed on an elephant in Thailand. AMA!

Justin Hussong: Tough question! Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson and LeBron come to mind. Ali and Jackie were such pioneers and would have an endless amount of insight to offer since they’ve been through so much, and I still don’t think we really know who LeBron is so …

Start a Dialogue With YA Author of Escape to Clown Town Tephra Miriam About Writing With Intensity. What does it mean to write with intensity? Ask me anything!

Tephra Miriam: Women’s rights and poverty alleviation is what I’m most passionate about. I think it’s because I feel like the solution is simple. There really is no reason why these two issues should still exist in the modern world. Unfortunately there are many eco…

Ask me anything about Writer's Block.

Author Gabrial Grant: My highlights so far are putting out my debut book Writers Block and putting out my play Love Story: The Rented Wedding.

World-breaking record: 1,000,000 words in 2 years! Stella Purple, bestselling AUTHOR, international award-winning GRAPHIC DESIGNER and ENTREPRENEUR. AMA about the ups and downs of indie-publishing, how a FULL-TIME author bought her first house!

Stella Purple: I do a side gig with my studio to design for other international companies. But I found that most individuals do not have the budget to hire a professional studio, unless we're talking about big publishing companies.
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