Hello everyone! It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the April Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series! The support from Fantasy/Sci-fi authors was amazing as we have 12 authors participating in this group author interview.
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So, the 7th question is “What is the most memorable feedback you’ve had so far from your readers?”
1) Author #1 : Eric Nierstedt
One of my beta readers said that he visualized Danny Trejo when he read a certain character. Writing a role that can be played by Machete is pretty damn cool!
2) Author #2: M.A.N.
With one of my books, Run, it got a five star review and deeply touched the reader as something that seemed so real and that was so engaging. All positive reviews stick with me, but that one sticks out the most.
3) Author #3: Peighton Weber
When my friend read it, she got really angry with me near the end when the climax happened, which I obviously can’t talk about.
4) Author #4: Lisa Lowell
The best feedback I’ve gotten was from a publicist. She read Talismans and suggested I needed to move my crisis to the front of the story. I was puzzled, because, for me, losing ones memory and coming face to face with a dragon, that was the overarching crisis in the story, and that takes place in the first three pages. No, she corrected me. That crisis is completely cerebral. You need the crisis to be tangible and dramatic. Stealing the runestones and finding a thief needs to be far earlier in the story. I managed to get it into the second chapter, rewrote it completely and was able to get it published because of it.
5) Author #5: Rachael Krotec
All my feedback is memorable! The good, the bad, the meh, all of it!
6) Author #6: Mark Piggott
They love my characters, which means a lot to me. I based the family in my story around my own family. Their appreciation for these characters gives me a heartfelt appreciation for how I perceive my own wife and children.
7) Author #7: Chimezie Ihekuna (Mr Ben)
8) Author #8: Steve Holder
“I love your book,” or “I love the way you write.”
9) Author #9: Dyane Forde
One reader said they were ‘in love’ with The Purple Morrow. That was nice 🙂
10) Author #10: David Chylde
They like my hook: A rock singer faces the world of magic with the help of three stripper/hunters.
11) Author #11: Irene Helenowski
When a reader told me they wanted to hurt my villain — that’s when I knew I made him successfully hateful, lol.
12) Author #12: Ellwyn Autumn
That my picture book series, The Kamyla Chung Series, was very helpful to a teacher during her lessons. I write the books with teachers, parents and counselors in mind. It was nice to hear that my books were making a positive impact in classrooms.
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