Blooming Authors

“Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.” ~ George Sheehan

The Blooming Authors series of interviews is all about new writers coming into their own. They've signed a deal and have a date for publication and they are EXCITED to tell you about it.

Check out all the Blooming Authors.

Submit your Blooming Authors interview!
(Opens a new page. You will receive an email to tell you when your interview is scheduled to be published.)

So how does someone get interviewed on Writing Insight? Well, the easiest way is by nomination! You can either post a comment below or contact Sue London through email ( or on Twitter (@cmdrsue).

The weekly Blooming Authors post will feature a newly published author, including an interview and a link to some of their writing. If you're reading this because you have been recommended to be featured as a Blooming Author then congratulations! We couldn't be more excited than to be featuring your writing. If you are just curious about whether Blooming Authors is a good stop for your new book's blog tour then stay tuned for the Wednesday features or email for more details or to nominate someone.

But as Grandpa said when the boys got to Santa Carla: Rules! We've got some rules around here. These rules may be updated periodically based on lessons learned so please read them again before you participate as a Blooming Authors even if you have read them before.

  1. Published (or about to be): The first criteria is that a Blooming Author must be published (or has a scheduled release). But what does published even mean anymore? For our purposes please use the following definition for nominating yourself or others: published by a major or minor publishing house, or through self-publication, where it will be available through common sales channels such as,, etc. Fair enough? Meanwhile, preference will be given to talented writers with first releases, be those or electronic or paper printings, so everybody tell Stephen King there will be a wait.
  2. Nice Matters: In its darkest moments this blog has maybe a PG-rating and most of the time we're more G-rated than a Disney film. If you are invited to be profiled as a Blooming Author please avoid using vulgar language or it will be bleeped before publication. You are free to link to any of your own writing that you want to, but it would also be polite to warn our readers if the linked item is racy or NSFW (not safe for work). This rule also applies to anyone who wants to comment on a Blooming Authors post. Be nice or be deleted.
  3. Pay It Forward: Becoming a Blooming Author means joining a group with other inspiring writers and we can all use support from each other. In practical terms this means that you will commit to promoting the link for future Blooming Authors at least once on the Wednesdays when they are published - through a tweet, blog post, Facebook update, whatever. An easy link to remember is . This way we can create a snowball and some exposure. Exposure may lead to interest, and interest may lead to someone coming along and reading YOUR interview and wanting to know more. It's just a big circle of happy.
  4. There Will Be More Rules: Having spent many years as a bureaucrat I can tell you that this rule will keep getting bumped down because there will always have to be more rules. Because as the Bureaucratic Rule from the Notorious ADB goes: There's a reason, there's ALWAYS a reason... (Usually it's someone taking advantage and thus messing it up for everyone else.)

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