Saturday, March 31, 2012

Interviews, Why do them?

Howdy Friends,
This is my first post here on Cowboy Kisses. It's not on the regular schedule, but I want to let you know about an interview I have running on Big Al's Books and Pals. It was just posted this morning. If you'd like to learn a little about why and how I write, please stop by and give it a read.

Some folks might wonder why authors give online interviews. The obvious reason is it's a way to publicize our books, but that's not the only reason. Interviews are also a way to make contacts, not only with other authors, book reviewers and interviewers, but also with readers who may never have heard of us before. Okay, this is a form of publicity, too. However, it's also a matter of connecting with people and building friendships.

Like many authors, I'm basically a recluse. I like sitting at my computer with only my cats for company. It's in my nature to enjoy being alone with my thoughts. How else could I write? Yet, this does make for a rather lonely life at times. That's when the internet becomes an outlet, an escape if you will. Since publishing my first book in 2010, I've met many wonderful people on Facebook, Twitter, author chat rooms and my own blog sites. Interviews and guest posts for other bloggers widen this circle of online friends. We may never meet in person, but it's nice to know we are there for each other on the occasional down day.

I hope you are having a wonderful day! If you visit Big Al's site, please say hi to me. I'd love to meet you.




Meg said...

Totally agree with you, Ginger! Learning more about peeps is the icing on the cake, IMO. :-D

Ginger Simpson said...

Meg, I think you totally agree with Lyn. :)

Peggy Henderson said...

Lyn, I couldn't have said it better myself!

Lyn Horner said...

Ladies, I'm glad you agree. We may be reclusive in our writing, but we all need human contact, even if it's through the internet. I feel very lucky to have y'all as my friends.

Ginger Dehlinger said...

I discovered your blog on Big Al's Books and Pals, and I love the concept. I'm a newbie to Western writing, but I would like to become one of your followers.

Lyn Horner said...

Hi Ginger, I left you a reply on Al's site. I'm delighted you want to follow me. I see you've already joined our CK family. If you wish, you can hop on over to my Texas Druids blog site and join my followers there. Here's the link:

I also have a homepage on WordPress: I usually post my blogs on both sites. That way I reach different groups of friends and readers.

Please keep in touch. Happy reading!

Ron Scheer said...

As someone who's been interviewing writers on my own blog, I have to agree with you. I know an interview means publicity for a writer, but I'm still honored when someone whose work I have enjoyed agrees to one.