Interviews with Publishing Professionals



7 Questions is a series of interviews conducted with some of today’s top literary agents, editors, public relations experts, audiobook narrators, and more. Every publishing professional faces  7 questions and I have not edited their responses in any way. All of these folks are extremely cool for doing this and I cannot thank them enough. Check back frequently to see who will be the next publishing professional to face the 7 Questions and click the links below to read past interviews.

First, here's a word of caution.

Check out this post by my agent Dr. Uwe Stender, this post by literary agent Mark Gottlieb, and this post by our old friend literary agent Joanna Volpe.

Here's a fun piece on How (NOT) to Make a Lasting Impression on a Literary Agent and here's the story of How I Met My Agent.



7 Questions For: Literary Agents


7 Questions For: Jody Albert

7 Questions For: Victoria Arms Wells

7 Questions For: Robert Astle

7 Questions For: Bernadette Baker-Baughman 

7 Questions For: Stephen Barr

7 Questions For: Jenny Bent

7 Questions For: Amy Berkower

7 Questions For: Laura Biagi

7 Questions For: Amy Boggs

7 Questions For: Brittany Booker

7 Questions For: Brandi Bowles

7 Questions For: Regina Brooks

7 Questions For: Mallory Brown

7 Questions For: Tess Callero

7 Questions For: Gemma Cooper 

7 Questions For: Laura Crockett

7 Questions For: Sara Crowe

7 Questions For: John Cusick

7 Questions For: Sarah Davies

7 Questions For: Reiko Davis

7 Questions For: Lucienne Diver

7 Questions For: Kate Epstein

7 Questions For: Linda Epstein

7 Questions For: Emma Finn

7 Questions For: Natalie Fischer 

7 Questions For: Heather Flaherty

7 Questions For: Stephanie Fretwell-Hill

7 Questions For: Logan Garrison

7 Questions For: Clelia Gore

7 Questions For: Mark Gottlieb

7 Questions For: Emily Gref

7 Questions For: Evan Gregory

7 Questions For: Katie Grimm

7 Questions For: Shannon Hassan

7 Questions For: Susan Hawk 

7 Questions For: Alyssa Eisner Henkin

7 Questions For: Christa Heschke

7 Questions For: Barbara Ivusic

7 Questions For: Molly Jaffa

7 Questions For: Brianne Johnson

7 Questions For: Julie Just

7 Questions For: Molly Ker Hawn

7 Questions For: Peter Knapp

7 Questions For: Marie Lamba

7 Questions For: Sarah LaPolla

7 Questions For: Jennifer Laughran

7 Questions For: Daniel Lazar

7 Questions For: Janine Le

7 Questions For: Thao Le

7 Questions For: Kim Lionetti

7 Questions For: Jennifer March Soloway

7 Questions For: Jim McCarthy

7 Questions For: Caitlin McDonald

7 Questions For: Holly McGhee 

7 Questions For: Tanya McKinnon

7 Questions For: Laurie McLean

7 Questions For: Elena Mechlin 

7 Questions For: Pooja Menon

7 Questions For: Emily Mitchell

7 Questions For: Eric Myers

7 Questions For: Patricia Nelson

7 Questions For: Bree Ogden

7 Questions For: Jeff Ourvan 

7 Questions For: Lara Perkins 

7 Questions For: Lana Popovic

7 Questions For: Marcy Posner

7 Questions For: Linda Pratt

7 Questions For: Adriann Ranta

7 Questions For: Katie Reed

7 Questions For: Laura Rennert

7 Questions For: Chris Richman

7 Questions For: Jennifer Rofe

7 Questions For: Holly Root

7 Questions For: Rena Rossner 

7 Questions For: Elana Roth

7 Questions For: Peter Rubie

7 Questions For: John Rudolph

7 Questions For: Kathleen Rushall  

7 Questions For: Tamar Rydzinski

7 Questions For: Victoria Selvaggio

7 Questions For: Alec Shane

7 Questions For: Wendy Schmalz

7 Questions For: Eddie Schneider

7 Questions For: Brooks Sherman

7 Questions For: Jessica Sinsheimer

7 Questions For: Victoria Skurnick

7 Questions For: Jennifer Skutelsky

7 Questions For: Alexander Slater

7 Questions For: Joan Slattery 

7 Questions For: Bridget Smith

7 Questions For: Danielle Smith

7 Questions For: Andrea Somberg

7 Questions For: Lauren Spieller

7 Questions For: Uwe Stender

7 Questions For: Brent Taylor

7 Questions For: Jaida Temperly

7 Questions For: Amy Tipton

7 Questions For: Suzie Townsend

7 Questions For: Emily Van Beek

7 Questions For: Pam Van Hylckama Vlieg

7 Questions For: Kelly Van Sant

7 Questions For: Liza Voges

7 Questions For: Joanna Volpe

7 Questions For: Tina Wexler

7 Questions For: Caryn Wiseman

7 Questions For: Michelle Witte

7 Questions For: Terrie Wolf

7 Questions For: Erin Young

7 Questions For: Marietta Zacker


7 Questions For: Editors 


7 Questions For: Erin Clarke

7 Questions For: Frances Gilbert 

7 Questions For: Kendra Levin

7 Questions For: Peggy Tierney

7 Questions For: Alison Weiss



7 Questions For: Public Relations Experts


7 Questions For: Fauzia Burke

7 Questions For: Rebecca Grose

7 Questions For: Joshua Redlich

7 Questions For: Wiley Saichek



7 Questions For: Audiobook Narrators and Podcasters


7 Questions For: David Radtke

7 Questions For: Dream Gardens Podcast Host Jody Lee Mott

7 Questions For: Dwayne Colbert

7 Questions For: Kurt Vonneguys Alex Schmidt and Michael Swaim



7 Questions For: Filmmakers


7 Questions For: Tom Whitus