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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Make way for...The Disrespectful Interviewer by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Hi there!
Welcome back to the place that aims to please....Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.  

I'll keep my intro brief today, because if I don't I just may rant a brief while on the importance of keeping obligations, following through on promises, not disappointing the "little guy" and other such downers that as my fingers fly across the keyboard I am sorely tempted to reveal in detail (perhaps it's good I have to type my thoughts out first as opposed to simply speaking them...added filter), but I shan't.  I'm not a read-and-spill girl in that manner at least but suffice it to say that today's post is more spur of the moment.  You know what though?  Sometimes, it just works out all the better.  

Today's book was chosen by circumstance as much as it was by choice, and TOTALLY fits the occurrences of the day if they were to flip-flop a smidge.  Just sayin'.  Dropping that part for now.  ~whistles~  

[WARNING:  As today's chosen title calls for a bit of snark, I may be inclined to indulge in some of my own.  Pardon it or enjoy it with me, the choice is yours, but my feelings are going along the lines of Rhett and Scarlett with this one.]

Anywho, let's all direct our much deserved attention to an author we know and love that has her writing fingers (well, pens) in multiple genres and just so happens to be celebrating the release of her latest creative gathering.  Today's ebook of choice is...

Thirteen Interviews with Authors
conducted by

About the book...
Just what the title promises! Thirteen disrespectful interviews with authors, including: Chris Cleave, Jon Clinch, Tish Cohen, Joseph Finder, Kristy Kiernan, A.S. King, J.A. Konrath, Greg Logsted, Lisa McMann, Lynn Price, Lev Raphael, Adriana Trigiana...and Lauren Baratz-Logsted - discover new favorites and see some of your favorite authors, like you've never seen them before!

Well, Ms. Baratz-Logsted (I hope you don't mind if I refer to you as LBL as with your hyphenated name there are so many more chances for me to butcher it in typing!), grant it the "about the book" tells us the content but really, could you spare us a few details?  ^-*  No wait, scratch that because if you had the initial fun would have been spoiled when readers get to see just how truly snarky you can be.  Readers, LBL is definitely full of snark, so much so that I might just see how many types I can use the word snark in a sentence before you yourselves become snarky {< - Ooh, look!  A variation!)....

....just kidding, but only on SOME counts.  This is definitely a snark-fest with the author and the authors who signed up for their berating...I mean interview, willingly but before you get all up in arms seeing a favorite author name or two mentioned and possibly brought down to size (no LBL, that's not a dig at your height or lack thereof), it's all in good fun!  The authors knew what they were stepping into (*checks virtual shoes...all clear here*) before the actual interview so they let loose in full force, some with more humorous outcomes than others but all had something memorable to cling to.  In fact, whether you know the authors prior to reading this collection or not, you'll definitely be checking out their work afterwards...and look, LBL included links to their sites too!  So convenient!  So kind!  So...non disrespectful...hmm, we'll pardon that small infraction.

Before reading this one, I admit to recognizing the names of (if not necessarily having read the work of) exactly EIGHT of the authors belittled...I mean, showcased.  By ebook's end though, I feel like I know them all in some small way.  For example, I know that Joseph Finder is pronounced FINN-der, Kristy Kiernan has a wicked fun sense of humor, Adriana Trigiana is a total sweetheart, Greg Logsted has a somewhat one track mind (understandable though since he is in fact her husband as well as an esteemed author), and LBL to sum up in a few words.  ^-^  No, really, she's a blast to read, creative to a fault (but a totally GOOD fault!), not afraid to speak her mind, interactive on social media (catch her on Twitter frequently!) and an all around great person from what I can see.  I mean, this endeavor could have back-fired severely if given the chance, but it didn't because she wouldn't let it and despite the fact that the site that originally hosted these interviews is dead and gone, the posts will live on for all to enjoy, chuckle at and perhaps meet several new-to-you authors you'll be just dying to read all about.  But yeah, don't follow through on that dying thing was totally just a figure of speech.  *hugs readers*
Author Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Special thanks to Lauren Baratz-Logsted for the ebook copy for review...and the great fun I had between the digital pages (as well as her understanding of the freedoms and liberties I took with this post - I hope - *gulp*).  (THANKS!)  To learn more about the author as well as her works in Fiction, YA lit, and Kid's, be sure to stop by her official site, like her on Facebook or follow along on Twitter.  This ebook was released the end of last month and is available now for your intellectual consumption as we speak.

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So, what ARE you in fact still doing here?
Go GO go...
get yourself a copy and yuck it up along with the rest of us.  Believe me, you never really knew just how funny some of the great minds in the writing world could be...leave it to one of their own to bring out their best.

Until next time...happy reading!


Unknown said...

There is definitely more to the authors than what we see from their fiction books. This sounds like an interesting read. It's nice getting to know who they really are away from their books.

Mardel said...

Sounds like fun. sometimes we readers tend to forget that there are real humans behind the books we've been reading. People with the same flaws, likes, dislikes, idiosyncracies (did I spell that right? doesn't seem like it) and pet peeves we all have. :)

Felicity Grace Terry said...

Loving the title. Sounds like a fun read and something that little bit different. Good on those authors for taking part.

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