Perennial Authors

"The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success."  ~Irving Berlin

The Perennial Authors series of interviews helps you to discover authors with multiple works, perhaps even awards, that you may not have heard of yet. Check them out to see if these turn out to be YOUR favorite new authors.

Check out all the Perennial Authors.

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) so that we know who to invite. If you ARE a Perennial Author, you can submit interview information below so that we can schedule a date for you.

The weekly Perennial Authors post will feature an author with multiple publications, including an interview and a link to their website. If you're reading this because you have been recommended to be featured as a Perennial Author then congratulations! We couldn't be more excited than to be featuring your writing. If you are just curious about whether Perennial Authors is a good stop for your blog tour then email for more details.

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 Perennial Authors even if you have read them before.

  1. Published: The first criteria is that a Perennial Author must have more than one published work. 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 that you can't find on the grocery store spinner rack, so everybody tell Stephen King and Nora Roberts 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 Perennial 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 Perennial Authors post. Be nice or be deleted.
  3. Pay It Forward: Becoming a Perennial 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 Perennial Authors at least once on the Mondays when they are published - through a tweet, blog post, Facebook update, whatever. 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.)