Authors: Stories Behind the Books, Sean Beaudoin
Sean Beaudoin is the author of novels such as Wise Young Fool, Going Nowhere Faster, Fade to Blue, and his newest novel, Welcome Thieves. I first met Sean at the opening of Third Place Books in Seward Park this past summer and a few months later we were setting up the place and time to get him in on my Author project. In Sean's interview he talks about his genre, physical books over e-readers, and not taking himself too seriously.
How did you choose Young Adult genre for your niche or did it choose you? What do you want to communicate and make your readers feel that they can relate to your characters?
You seem to prefer physical books over e-books (me too), can you talk about why that is? E-books have made a huge impact on the publishing industry and local bookshops, what are your thoughts on that?
Can you talk about you book covers. They look to have a consistency of design and theme, do you work with a graphic artist on your book covers?
You market yourself with funny, homemade videos of why people should go out and buy not one, not two but three copies of your books! You show a side of yourself that doesn't take yourself too seriously. Can you talk about that aspect of yourself and how it may play a part into your writing process or finished books?
When you interviewed Daniel Kraus back in late 2015, you talked with him about the "emotional costs" between an artist and their art and the exposure of receiving criticism. How do you deal with negative or positive reviews on your work and how would you rate your own criticism during your process?
To find more about Sean Beaudoin and his work, you can check him out on his website, Facebook, and Twitter. Don't forget to pick up a copy, or two or three, of his new novel, Welcome Thieves.
Thank you to the management and staff at the Stone Way Cafe for letting me photograph in their space and, of course, thank you to Sean for being a part of my project.
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