Each time that I get the opportunity to interview an author I feel honored. Honored that they would take the time to answer my questions. Today I have the privilege to interview author Kami Kinard.
Before we get to the interview you should know that today’s interview is part of a trifecta. Before you read this interview you might want to check out the book trailer to Kami’s The Boy Problem on Mr. Schu’s blog.
Don’t forget to read Kami’s Essay.
Now it’s time for my interview!
Here are the rules:
1. I give the interviewee 5 questions
2. They have to answer
• 1 question with 5 sentences
• 1 question with 4 sentences
• 1 question with 3 sentences
• 1 question with 2 sentences
• 1 question with 1 sentence
3. They get to pick which question which question to answer with each
number of sentences
4. Have fun!
1. Can you tell us a little bit about The Boy Problem?
The Boy Problem is a funny book about a girl who tries to use a math project
on probability to increase her chances of finding a boyfriend. Tabbi, the main
character, also starts a massive fundraising project that involves making a
whole lot of cupcakes. Along the way she uses fortune cookies, Magic 8 Balls,
paper fortune tellers, and other crazy things to try to predict who the right guy
for her will be. This is a companion novel to The Boy Project, which means a lot
of the settings and characters from The Boy Project are included again, but the
novel can also be read independently.
2. What is your favorite thing about being a writer?
Using my imagination makes me happy. Writers use their imaginations every
day. So being a writer makes me happy!
3. What’s the hardest thing about being a writer?
The hardest thing about being a writer is not knowing whether what you write
will sell. Spending time promoting books is also hard, because most writers
would rather be writing.
4. If you could spend one day inside the world of any book which book would
It is scary to consider, but I think I would pick Inkheart, where I could find
beauty, danger, and adventure.
5. What advice do you have for the young writers in my classroom?
Read books! Read lots of books! Read instead of playing video games! Read
even when you are sitting on the toilet! Then set aside some time each day to write.