Blog Tour SOS!!!

All right, folks, it’s gearing-up-for-release time, and I’m scrambling to put together everything for my physical launch here in Ottawa as well as my upcoming blog tour (March 21 – April 26). Some of you may have noticed that I’m not very consistent with the whole blogging thing, and there’s a reason for that: I am crap at coming up with things to say. ย I agonize more over what to say in +/- 250 words than I do in an entire novel. Okay, maybe not…but you get my drift. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyway, I’ve come up with one idea that I think would be fun: an interview with my husband from a “what it’s like to live with a writer” kind of perspective. Great idea, right? The only problem with this stroke of brilliance on my part is that it turns out that I’m as much crap at coming up with questions as I am at coming up with topics.sigh

So…here’s how you can help. If you were reading an interview of this kind, what kinds of questions would you like to see asked? For those of you who don’t already know, my husband is a cop and acts as my police procedural encyclopedia, so if there’s anything about his role in the process that you’d like to know about, ask away. I’ll pick 5-10 questions (depending on how involved they are) and you can see his answers during the blog tour.

Oh, and if you happen to know him personally, do me a favor and don’t mention this to him? I kinda haven’t gotten around to telling him about it yet… ๐Ÿ˜€

Oh, oh, oh…and if you have any other topics you’d like to see me address during my blog tour, please feel free to suggest those, too! Please? ๐Ÿ™‚



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6 responses to “Blog Tour SOS!!!”

  1. Qwill Avatar

    1) What’s the oddest thing that Linda does while writing?

    2) What’s the strangest procedural question that she’s asked you… so far?

    I’ll try to think of more, but I’m still drinking my first cup of coffee. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. sharonstogner Avatar

    what a great idea. I will have to think of something ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Rich Weatherly Avatar

    I’d be interested in your process for raising questions about police procedures.

    * Do you sometimes write parts of a scene and have him vet or make recommended changes, or do you provide a general description of a scenario and ask how he would approach the situation?

    * Does he ever see some of himself in characters after you’ve written the story?

    * How enthusiastic is he about involvement in your work?

    Just a few. Interested in your thoughts ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. D. D. Syrdal Avatar

    This seems kind of obvious so I hesitated to post it, but here goes ๐Ÿ˜‰ (and this is totally tongue-in-cheek!) :

    At any point, judging by the questions she’s asked, did you actually think you might be living with a serial killer?

  5. ruthseeley (@ruthseeley) Avatar

    How about: does the fact that your partner has chosen to fictionalize work that is very real to you ever bother you? Do you ever think there’s a ‘glamourization’ process (of either the criminals or the crime fighters) going on? And, ‘Do you ever feel like you have to tiptoe around the house because your partner is working – even though you don’t always see final work product emerge, especially on the blogging front?’ ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. lindapoitevin Avatar

    Fabulous questions! Thank you all for your input…I would never have come up with anything nearly as interesting on my own. I’m going to put these to my husband and we’ll come up with an interview…stay tuned for the blog tour! ๐Ÿ™‚

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