Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Penny Colman - My First Author Interview

This is my first author interview.
Thanks to Penny Colman for taking time to answer these questions. A big thanks also to her publisher for introducing me to this wonderful book released in May 10, 2011.

1. What is your motivation in writing a book? 
My motivation was to tell the true story of two fascinating women and their legendary friendship in the service of a great cause--the fight for women's rights.

2. How personal is your writing?
It's personal in the sense that I, too, am committed to the struggle for women's rights around the world.

3. What is your favorite part of the story? 
My favorite part is the friendship between Elizabeth and Susan.

4. What message in your book that you want readers to grasp? 
As always, I want readers to grasp what is important to them, which in this particular book can be insights about friendships, about activism, about tactics and strategies, and about moving forward in the face of great obstacles. 

5. Who designed the covers? Do you tell the designer how to do the covers? 
Meredith Pratt designed the cover for Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World.  Meredith also designed the covers of my other book published by Henry Holt: Corpses, Coffins and Crypts: A History of Burial (1997 Meredith was then Meredith Baldwin); Adventurous Women: Eight True Stories About Women Who Made A Difference (2002); Thanksgiving: The True Story (2006). No, I don't tell the designer how to do the cover. 


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