Writer Kristen Tsetsi contacted me a few weeks ago about doing an interview for Jane Friedman’s blog. It’s the first time an interview with me has been published (another one is pending publication in a South Asian publication). I usually prefer to remain behind the scenes, but I thought it would be interesting to come out from behind my laptop to answer a few questions. I hope you’ll visit Jane’s site to read the interview and then have a look around. Lots of great articles and resources for writers and readers! (The link is below.)
Here’s some background on these two passionate literary citizens.
Kristen Tsetsi is most recently the author of The Age of the Child, “an exciting drama that illuminates the hypocrisies of our time without flinching” (Alan Davis, author of So Bravely Vegetative). She’s a former adjunct English professor, former reporter/columnist/feature writer for a daily newspaper, former instructor of expository-, play-, and screenwriting, and a former editor of the literary journal American Fiction (New Rivers Press). She lives in Connecticut.
Jane Friedman has 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in business strategy for authors and publishers. She’s the co-founder of The Hot Sheet, the essential industry newsletter for authors, and has previously worked for F+W Media and the Virginia Quarterly Review.
Jane’s newest book is The Business of Being a Writer (University of Chicago Press); Publishers Weekly said that it is “destined to become a staple reference book for writers and those interested in publishing careers.” Also, in collaboration with The Authors Guild, she wrote The Authors Guild Guide to E-Publishing.
In addition to being a columnist with Publishers Weekly and a professor with The Great Courses, Jane maintains an award-winning blog for writers at JaneFriedman.com; her expertise has been featured by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, PBS, CBS, the National Press Club and many other outlets.
Jane’s Twitter account has 214,000 followers.