Monday, August 1, 2011

Author Interview with Sander Crane

I’ve done one of these where I was the author being interviewed (you can find it here) but I’ve never before been the one to interview someone else, so I hope this goes ok. Anyway, here is my interview with debut author Sander Crane:

Alright, so how is this supposed to work?

Just ask me questions.

Got it. First question: how exactly is this supposed to work?

Ask me questions about the book, you moron.

Oh. Yeah. Yeah, that makes sense. So tell me about the book.

That wasn’t a question. Regardless, Bits of Paper is a collection of six stories ranging from drama to action/adventure to high fantasy, all somehow connected to the disappearance of an aspiring Indie writer.


No, not me. If it were me I wouldn’t be here, would I?

I thought I was supposed to be asking the questions.

You are, but you’re not doing a very good job of it. In fact, the next time I see you I think I’m going to kick your ass.

Just try it, tough guy. I’ll break your glasses. Moving on, what made you decide to release these stories now?

I didn’t. This was your brilliant idea to put these stories out now, remember? Even though they haven’t been edited by anyone other than you.

Hey, I did a good job. Plus my sister went through and found all the typos. Besides, I am a professional editor.

Andy, you’re not a professional editor. You’ve edited one scientific paper, and it was about rabbit sphincters. I know this because you wouldn’t shut up about it for a week.

I got paid for it.

That still doesn’t make you a professional editor. Besides, you said yourself that editing scientific papers is nothing like editing creative writing.

Oh yeah...I did say that, didn’t I.

Do you have any actual questions to ask me?

Yes. Yes I do. So what do you think of the cover design?

I have no idea. You haven’t shown it to me yet.

Dude, it’s right here.

No. Please tell me that is not the cover you’re using. Honestly, do you want this book to fail?

Nah, I’m just messing with you. Steve is designing the cover. I’ve seen the initial sketches, and they look pretty good. I think you’ll be happy with it.

I’m still going to kick your ass.

Sure you are. Ok last question: how does it feel to be to be a fictional person?

I’m not a fictional person. Yes, Sander Crane is a pen name, but that doesn’t mean I’m not a real person. After all, someone typed these words right here.

Yeah, I did. Remember?

I hate you.

Bits of Paper will be available soon (as soon as I finish the final edit) for 99 cents from Amazon, Smashwords, and other participating ebook retailers.


  1. Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  2. Dude she's laughing at you, not with you.

    And when did you decide to release it for free? Don't you think that's something you should've consulted me on?

  3. You didn't expect people to pay money for it, did you?

  4. This is a funny post. I like it.

  5. Andy, of the many personalities. That was great. You're like one of the dumbest smart people I know or is it the other way around?

    That really was a great interview! I wish I could say the things Sander said, but I have books to sell. I'm still laughing wondering who is who in the interview! And that would be a fight I'd like to see.

    Great job!

  6. Thanks man! Yeah, conversations between Sander and myself are basically what tie the stories together in the book, so this seemed like a fitting way to introduce it. And since it'll be available for free, I'm not too worried about scaring off potential customers.

  7. So now people think I'm you. That's just....wonderful....

  8. Hey it was your idea, remember?

  9. I don't know that 'work' is the operative term for any of my creative endeavors; you're just supposed to find it funny. :-)

  10. I've never had so much fun reading an author interview...hilarious! New follower :)

  11. Thanks! Yeah, I figured I'd try a little something different with it.

  12. I knew to come here prepared to laugh, and I did :)

  13. Thanks guys! Well, girls. Ladies. Cool people. Yes that's it.

  14. You're an idiot. I can't believe I ever agreed to this.

  15. Very hilarious! I wouldn't've minded if it was much longer! : )