Latest News: Contact Form is Open

The time has arrived to re-open the Contact form for authors! The form will only be open long enough for about 20 authors to apply. This could happen within an hour or up to one week. At that time, the Contact form will close once again. This is to avoid having a back log of wonderful authors who wish to be interviewed.

**Update on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 – Contact form is once again closed. Be sure to subscribe to the site so you receive notification when it re-opens. It is always posted on the blog FIRST, before any social media.**

If you have been interviewed on MTA in the past, and if it’s been longer than 6 months since your interview, you can complete the contact form for a “Friday with Friends” feature. Make sure to note that in the comments of the contact form. If you have already been featured on Friday with Friends, please note that I will add your name to a wait list, as those who have not been featured previously will take precedence.

In addition, I interview book bloggers once or twice per month. If you are a book blogger, and wish to be spotlighted, please complete the Book Blogger contact form.

Go here – Contact Form

Don’t miss out – Come on over! As a reminder, there is no charge to be interviewed on this site.

Thank you for your continued support of these authors and the interviews on this website. A great deal of work goes into these interviews by the authors and me. Deep gratitude! –Camilla, Founder & Host

Latest News: Taking a Vacation from Meeting the Authors

Hello everyone!

As a birthday present to myself, I’ll be taking a vacation from Meeting the Authors for the month of March. I turned 51 on February 26th, with it aligning perfectly with having made my way through the authors who wanted to be interviewed from the last time the Contact form was opened.

When I return around April 1st, the Contact form will re-open for authors and book bloggers who would like to be interviewed. If you have outstanding questions and answers, feel free to return them, and yours will be at the top of the list.


(Gorgeous new sun catcher – Lovely birthday gift from my mom)

I will continue to be active on facebook, twitter, instagram, my personal blog, and in facebook groups. If we aren’t connected on those platforms, I’m happy to connect there, too. I’m incredibly behind on responding to author interviews and guest posts for myself, personal matters, and creating an Etsy storefront for my daughter’s artwork. I’ll be busy!

While I’m at it, I haven’t properly introduced myself since I began this website in May 2019. To learn more about me, my MTA interview can be found here … https://meetingtheauthors.com/2020/03/07/meet-the-author-words-of-alchemy-by-camilla-downs/


(Returning from picking up my birthday lunch on February 26, 2021 – South Indian Cuisine)

I leave you with me dancing while cooking dinner in celebration of my 51st birthday! Hahaha! Hope everyone has a wonderful March! – Camilla

Latest News: Top 10 Interviews for 2020

Top 10 Interviews With the Most Views for 2020

  1. Meet the Author: Dragon Mage by Arisha Grabtchak
  2. Meet the Author: You Can Change The World by Margaret Rooke
  3. Meet the Author: Mud and Glass by Laura Goodin           
  4. Meet the Book Blogger: Tina Hartas of TripFiction
  5. Meet the Author: A Very Important Teapot by Steve Sheppard
  6. Meet the Author: Wishes Under a Starlit Sky by Lucy Knott
  7. Meet the Author: Hiding in Plain Site by Eoghan Egan
  8. Meet the Author: Gone Viking by Bill Arnott.                       
  9. Meet the Author: Nightmare Asylum and Other Deadly Delights by Sonia Kilvington
  10. Meet the Book Blogger: Louise Cannon of Bookmarks and Stages

Top Seven Countries With the Most Traffic to Meeting the Authors in 2020:

Thank you for taking the time to read more about these authors and sharing the interviews on this website. A great deal of work goes into these interviews by the authors and by me. Deep gratitude! –Camilla, Founder & Host

Here are a few suggestions on how to further support these authors:

  • Comment on the interview
  • Share the interview using the social media buttons
  • Click through to learn more about the author and their book(s)

To support this website and the author’s interviewed, visit Support MTA for more suggestions. Thank you!

 

 

Latest News: Bookshop – Supporting Local, Independent Bookstores

Have you heard of Bookshop.org?

From their website:

“Bookshop.org is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. We believe that bookstores are essential to a healthy culture and we are a benefit corporation, a company dedicated to the common good.

Bookshop is a new company—just ten months old—and we have been blown away by the support we’ve gotten from people like you, who have driven over $8.4 million dollars in profit to local, independent bookstores this year

Starting now (Friday, November 27, 2020 – Monday, November 30, 2020), Bookshop is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders placed through our website with standard mail. No special code needed. It’s the perfect opportunity to shop for everyone on your list and support independent bookstores at the same time!”

I have signed up as an affiliate for Bookshop as I fully support and believe in their mission. From this point forward whenever I post in the Book Shelf category, I will link to the book on Bookshop.

I have a storefront on the site, one in which I am slowly populating with books I’ve read and books I wish to read. If you’ve not heard of Bookshop, head and over check it out: https://bookshop.org/shop/CamillaDowns.

You can use this feature to search for books …

If you’ve created, or when you create your storefront, let us know about it in the comments section. Thank you!

Latest News: Contact Form is Now Open

The time has arrived to re-open the Contact form for authors! The form will only be open long enough for about 20 authors to apply. This could happen within an hour or up to one week. At that time, the Contact form will close once again. This is to avoid having a back log of wonderful authors who wish to be interviewed.

**Update on Monday, October 19, 2020 – Contact form is once again closed. Be sure to subscribe to the site so you receive notification when it re-opens. It is always posted on the blog FIRST, before any social media.**

If you have been interviewed on MTA in the past, please wait at least 1 year (and with a new book published), before reapplying to be interviewed. However, if it’s been longer than 6 months since your interview, you can complete the contact form for a “Friday with Friends” feature. Make sure to note that in the comments of the contact form.

In addition, I interview book bloggers once or twice per month. If you are a book blogger, and wish to be spotlighted, please complete the Book Blogger contact form.

Go here – Contact Form

Don’t miss out – Come on over!

Thank you for your continued support of these authors and the interviews on this website. A great deal of work goes into these interviews by the authors and me. Deep gratitude! –Camilla, Founder & Host

Latest News: Vacation Time


(Photo by Asad Photo Maldives from Pexels)

Hello MTA community! This is a quick post to let you know that I will be on vacation from Meeting the Authors from July 26th through August 9th.

I will most likely be on vacation from my personal blog, social media, and email during this time, too. No interviews, or other posts, will publish during this time. If you contact me during this time, please keep this in mind. Read more about the vacation time by going here …

Latest News: More on the Vacation Time

With the current situation we will not be traveling anywhere, but I hope to take advantage of this amazing place we call home, to read, read, read, and just take some time to not feel like I need to post something, or feel like I need to engage with others.

Thank you! – Camilla

 

Latest News: Top Interviews With Most Views for June 2020

Interview with Most Views for June 2020:

#1: Meet the Author: You Can Change The World by Margaret Rooke

Interview with Second Most Views for June 2020:

#2: Meet the Author: Hiding in Plain Site by Eoghan Egan

Interview with Third Most Views for June 2020:

#3 (Tie) Meet the Author: Grace & Serenity by Annalisa Crawford

Interview with Fourth Most Views for June 2020:

#3 (Tie) Meet the Author: Still Water by Catherine Marshall

Top Three Countries With the Most Traffic to Meeting the Authors in June 2020:

Thank you for taking the time to read more about these authors and book bloggers, and for sharing the interviews on this website. A great deal of work goes into these interviews by all involved. Deep gratitude! –Camilla, Founder & Host

Here are a few suggestions on how to further support these authors:

  • Comment on the interview
  • Share the interview using the social media buttons
  • Click through to learn more about the author and their book(s)

To support this website and the author’s interviewed, visit Support MTA for more suggestions. Thank you!

Latest News: Chat and Spin Radio

I was recently on Chat And Spin Radio, an Internet Radio Station based in the UK. My interview begins at 1:35 if you’re in a hurry.

 

They’ve asked me to invite all the authors I know to be a guest! Here’s the information:

We Broadcast to half a million UK & International Listeners per week 24/7.

We are looking for Book Authors, Writers, Artists, Bands & Singers and Businesses to come on the Radio Station over the Phone or by Skype

Please email IAN JOHNSON on [email protected] for more information.

You must mention CAMILLA DOWNS so you can get on air this week.

IAN JOHNSON
PUBLICITY / ADVERTISING MANAGER
CHAT AND SPIN RADIO
UK

WEBSITE- www.chatandspinradio.com
FACEBOOK- www.facebook.com/chatandspin

Latest News: Top Interviews With Most Views for May 2020

Interview with Most Views for May 2020:

#1: Meet the Author: Being Greta by Maxine Sinclair

Interview with Second Most Views for May 2020:

#2: Meet the Book Blogger: Louise Cannon of Bookmarks and Stages

Interview with Third Most Views for May 2020:

#3 Meet the Author: Victorine by Drēma Drudge

Interview with Fourth Most Views for May 2020:

#4 Meet the Author: Wishes Under a Starlit Sky by Lucy Knott – This is a FIRST! First time we’ve had an interview in the Top Interviews for two months in a row! Way to go Lucy!! 

Top Three Countries With the Most Traffic to Meeting the Authors in May 2020:

Thank you for taking the time to read more about these authors and book bloggers, and for sharing the interviews on this website. A great deal of work goes into these interviews by all involved. Deep gratitude! –Camilla, Founder & Host

Here are a few suggestions on how to further support these authors:

  • Comment on the interview
  • Share the interview using the social media buttons
  • Click through to learn more about the author and their book(s)

To support this website and the author’s interviewed, visit Support MTA for more suggestions. Thank you!