Monday, January 11, 2010

My Interview of Mary Burton on

Today in St. Peters, MO: Snow flurries, high 31; it's a heat wave compared to last week.

When I'm not working on my own writing, one source of income I have comes from interviewing authors and writing reviews for the network.

A benefit of being a book reviewer is receiving free copies of books and being introduced to authors I otherwise might not have heard of before. In addition to making a small income, interviewing other writers is fascinating because it's a great way to gain insight into the writing process and find out how successful writers approach their craft.

I recently interviewed Mary Burton, author of more than a dozen thrillers and historical romances. DYING SCREAM is her latest thriller. Click on the following link if you would like to read my interview of Mary Burton.

In the interview, Burton covers many topics, including:
* how she performs research to get details right
* why backstory is important when creating characters
* how writer's groups have helped her career
* the best piece of writing advice she has ever received.

While you're visiting the Bookreporter site, you can also read my review of Burton's latest thriller, DYING SCREAM.

Note: To comply with FTC guidelines issued last Fall, I think it's fair to let you know that I was paid by for my interview of Burton as well as my review of DYING SCREAM. I also received a free copy of the book; however, I was not required to write a positive review.


  1. Great interview, Donna. And the book sounds like a winner.

  2. Hi Pat,
    Thanks for your kind words about the interview.

    I was going to give away a copy of the book on my blog, but I already gave it to one of my sisters. Maybe next time.



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