Why did you want to be a writer?
Did you like to write when you were a kid?
What kind of books did you like to read when you were growing up?
What did you want to be when you grew up?
Do you write full-time now, or do you have another job, too?
Have you met any other authors?
How old are your children now?
How old are you?
Do you have any pets?
Did you create your own website?
How can we arrange a visit to our school or library?
Will you come and speak at our upcoming conference?
Do you speak to teachers on their professional development days?
Do you ever visit book clubs?
What’s your favourite book that you’ve written?
Where do you get your ideas?
How do you pick the illustrator for your picture books?
What if you don’t like the pictures?
Where can I buy your books?
What do you like writing better? Picture books or novels?
Do you get along well with your publishers?
Do you offer writing workshops?
Can you help me get published?
Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Okay, suppose I’ve done that and I’m sure I’ve got something that will rise to the top of the hundreds, or even thousands, of other manuscript in a publisher’s slush pile?
What organizations have you found helpful to you as a writer?