Over the last two years, I’ve interviewed more than 70 authors for my Huffington Post blog.
Readers have asked about my preparation, and authors frequently say our discussions delve into aspects of the writing life and of life itself they hadn’t encountered during other interviews.
Maybe it’s because I wear several hats. As a psychiatrist, I’m a good listener and believe everyone has an interesting life story to tell. Because I’m also a writer, I’ve been on book tours, and know all-too-well how difficult it is to sound “fresh” when asked the same question a hundred times. And as a voracious reader, I want to sink my teeth into something more than fluff about an author.