Kori Miller

Kori D. Miller is the guest in this episode of The Author Biz.

Picture this: The morning sun is streaming through your window, and you’ve just hit your word count target for the day. Now’s probably a good time to check your email. The third subject line you see is Interview Request – What’s that about? Click. Oh, the I Talk to Writers Podcast wants to interview you about your new book.

2.5-inches-200x300What’s your immediate reaction? Excitement, fear, or a combination of the two? If fear is even a small part of your reaction to the idea of an audio or video interview, then this episode is for you.

Author and show host, Kori D. Miller, joins us this week for a chat about being the best interview guest you can be. Kori is the host of the weekly Blog Talk Radio show, Back Porch Writer, which recently surpassed 200 episodes. She’s also the debut author of HUSH, the first in a highly entertaining new PI mystery series featuringDezeray Jackson. She was such a pro when I interviewed her for my CrimeFiction.FM podcast that I knew she’d make the perfect guest for this topic.

Hush-CoverIn this 30 minute episode, Kori and I cover 13 specific things you can do to be a great guest for your next interview, including things like preparation, technology, and the importance of engaging with your host. 

Show Notes:

  • We discuss the importance of knowing your goals and the goals of the host for your show.
  • The value of listening to a few past episodes to understand what to expect.
  • Be prepared, but don’t over prepare. Be clear on the few talking points you want to make during the interview.
  • Understand that the host or an assistant will very likely research you and your work before the interview.
  • We discuss the different types of technology used for interviews and the value of understanding how it works prior to your interview.
  • The importance of engagement. Think of the interview as a conversation between you, the host, and the audience.

Have questions or comments on this episode?  Let us know on Facebook or Twitter.  I’m @stevecampbellfl and Kori is @kmillerwrites.


Kori’s Website www.koridmiller.com

Kori’s Blog Talk Radio show, Back Porch Writer

Buy Kori’s book, HUSH at Amazon

Kori on social media:  Facebook and Twitter.

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Thanks so much for joining me again this week.

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