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  1. Email me at ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com or fill out the contact form on my website (there are two options on my main page).
  2. I will get back to you within a reasonable amount of time. Of course, I don’t mind going through your agent and/or publicist.
  3. We can conduct the interview via email, phone, or even Skype(or Twitter DM or Facebook chat, if that’s easier–I do not have Facetime.) I am also willing to do a live streaming interview via Google Hangouts on YouTube.
  4. Following the interview, I would like at least three pictures to accompany the interview, but more is better always. If you have certain links that you would like included, please send those as well. I am willing to search for and find the pictures myself, but if you would like specific ones, please send those to me.
  5. If you need this within a certain time frame, PLEASE tell me. I am happy to accommodate if possible.

Things to consider:

People ask me what kind of interview I prefer to conduct or which is “easier.” Here’s my response.

  1. Email is easy, of course. I email you the questions, and you send back the responses. I copy and   paste, add the pictures, an introduction, and a conclusion. As easy as this is, it is not often         organic. Don’t get me wrong. Half of my interviews are done this way due to time, busy schedules, etc. But if you do choose this avenue, please make your responses thorough and a good representation of you. I would much prefer too much information rather than not enough.
  2.  Phone is great, and I do record the conversation. Most of the time, when I am through, I discard the voice conversation. If I don’t discard it, it will remain unreleased to the general public. It does take me some time to transcribe it, but I do feel like the conversation is organic, and I can connect a bit more organically.
  3. Skype is easily my favorite of all, but sometimes this is not an option. I simply adore getting to see you, your expressions, and truly interact. If you want the most organic interview of all, Skype is best. Again, I will make an audio recording for the purposes of the interview that will remain unreleased to the general public.
  4. The most fun interviews are the interactive streaming interviews on YouTube. We set a time, I send you questions ahead of time, and I send you a link so we can stream it live. The “audience” generally consists of 5-20 people, but I record the interview and publish with edits for a later time. Eventually, I post a transcript of our interview as well.

How long does it take to post an interview?

Typically two to three weeks, but sometimes as much as two or three months. I never plan to wait that long, but I do prioritize. And sometimes, I do forget or get extremely busy. So I always welcome your checking on the status of an interview.

What style of interview is it? What questions will be asked?

My interviews are professional but conversational. I can give you a copy of the questions, but I promise I will not attempt to trap you, and if you tell me something is off the record, it is OFF THE RECORD. And if I make an error, contact me, and I will rectify the interview quickly.

EXAMPLES OF INTERVIEWS

Interview with Jay Brazeau (Phone interview that completely amazed him--you can read his comment if you visit the interview link)

Interview with Rachel Boston (Email interview through one of her assistants, graciously received)

Interview with Jason Cermak (Skype interview, up-and-coming actor, second time to interview him, first lead role)

Interview with Lisa Durupt (Email interview through her agent, but second interview, first was a phone interview)

Interview with Brennan Elliott (Phone interview, one of Hallmark’s top leading men, third interview)

Interview with Carter Ryan Evancic (Child interview via Skype, second interview)

Interview with Paul Greene (Third phone interview with him, his first interview is still my top post on my site)

Interview with Dan Kohler (Email interview with a chef personality)

Interview with Viv Leacock (Email interview, second interview, first was phone)

Interview with Eric Mabius (Phone interview, long-awaited dream fulfilled)

Interview with Cameron Mathison (Phone interview, a result of incredible persistence)

Interview with Marcus Rosner & Tegan Moss (YouTube live streamed interview)

Interview with Bill Oberst, Jr. (Email interview, incredibly well-received)

Interview with Topher Payne (Phone interview, an early writer interview)

Interview with Royal (Email interview, musician, through her agent)

Interview with Marisa Serafini (Phone interview, producer on AfterBuzz)

Interview with Peter Sullivan (Email interview, director/writer)

Interview with Jack Wagner (Phone interview, very special one)

Interview with Sebastian Spence (Phone interview, met him before I interviewed him)

Interview with Maja Aro (Skype interview, stuntwoman)

 

For more examples:

http://mydevotionalthoughts.net/interviews-a-z-by-last-name