Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mary Bloodsoaker Goff Interview

Interview with Mary Bloodsoaker Goff

1: What is the most productive time of the day for you to write?

The best time, when the urge really hits me, is in the early morning hours between midnight and four a.m. But that isn’t entirely accurate, since sometimes my most productive writing happens mid-day. It depends, I guess.

2: Do you start your projects writing with paper and pen or is it all on the computer?

Oh hey, this is a good question. I do both. A lot of times my work starts out on paper—or rather on scrap paper, napkins, old envelopes, my arm, etc. But I do write a lot on the computer. Typing is way easier on the hands for me.

3: What do you draw inspiration from?


4: Do you set yourself goals when you sit down to write such as word count?


5: Being a self published author how do you come up with your cover art?

Well, for my last two chapbooks Bryan Bloodsoaker ( ) did the cover art. But for the collaborative projects, it will be someone else.

6: What drives you to choose the career of being a writer?

I didn’t choose it, and it isn’t a career.

7: Do you own an e-book reading devise?

No but the laptop could count as one, I suppose. I print e-books when possible.

8: Who are some of your favorite authors and what are you reading now?

I don’t have any favorites—I have a strong love of short story collections, anthologies, and especially prose and poetry. So I often run across the same authors, incidentally, and some I seek out on purpose. It varies. I read a lot of non-fiction and reference books. I also read a lot of other self-published or independent authors and they are everywhere, go find you some!

As far as what I am reading right now, I am buzzing around a few books. Tommy-Anne and the Three Hearts by Mabel Osgood Wright is the current squeeze.

9: What do you think of book trailers and do you have any plans to have any?

I don’t think much about them and I have no plans for any…though it is a good idea, now that you’ve mentioned it to perhaps try one. Then again, perhaps not.

10: What are you working on now that you can talk about?

I am compiling a new collection of short stories and poems—when they will be available, I don’t know. Terrible, hey? I am also working with Dustin LaValley ( on a micro fiction and poetry project, his fiction and my poetry. Both my personal endeavor and the one with Mr. LaValley, when complete, will be available through That’s the plan, at any rate.

Find me on the web at these two places: (personal website) (The place to purchase past and present works that are available)

Thank you for reading and wear a smile.


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  2. Great interview Kipp. I was wondering if you would be interested in doing interviews of authors that are on virtual book tour? Please contact me bkwalkerbooks at comcast dot net. Thank you.

  3. Great questions! Had a tip-off from one of my publishers about this site and am happy to take part if it helps. My website is and my email is albrooke at btinternet dot com

    Many thanks!