Looking for Your Questions and Help to Create an Interview

by Liz Jansen

This week I’m turning the tables and looking for your questions and help in preparing a simulated interview. Here’s your chance to ask what you’ve always wanted to know about me or my work.

Smashwords, a worldwide distributor of ebooks for Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo, recommends that authors create and post a simulated interview, addressing what we think readers want to know about us.

They have stock questions as prompts and I could guess at others, but I’d rather hear it straight from you. That way I know I’m answering your questions, not what I think you want to know.

I’m up for the challenge, fun, and the openness (although I do protect my privacy), so here we go.

What would you like to know about me? About my background? (You can ask for a friend 🙂 )

What would you like to know about the story behind Crash Landing (or my previous books, Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment, Life Lessons from Motorcycles)?

Submit your questions in the comments below. You can also send them to me directly at liz@lizjansen.com. None of the questions will identify their author.

I may not have room to answer all of them, but I’ll give it my best shot.

Within the next week, I’ll post the “interview” on my website for all to read.

Thank you!

PS: Crash Landing is now available for pre-order at B&N, KoboKindle (US), and Kindle (Can). Start your shopping now! It will be delivered on December 6, 2018.


Photo credit: Oberazzi on VisualHunt.com / CC BY-NC-SA


Author, writer, student and motorcycle aficionado Liz Jansen combines her artistic mediums to create stories that inspire readers to embark on their own journey of self-discovery. No helmet or jacket required.

12 Comments on “Looking for Your Questions and Help to Create an Interview

  1. I would love to know more about the solo aspect of traveling and camping as a female out there on the road. Things you look for to be safe and helpful tips for ladies that are thinking of doing this.

  2. Liz, two questions: 1) What is something you wish you could have told/asked your younger self about life and some of the preconceptions/assumptions you might had them?

    And conversely, 2) What are questions you wish you could ask your future self?

  3. Hi Liz. My questions for you are, while you were writing the book, did you continue to gain a better understanding of yourself, your family, your lineage? Did more of your story come together as you were writing; things you didn’t realize become more clear?

  4. As someone, familiar with your upbringing, I’m curious as to how your family reacted to your fiercely independent self! What pressures, if any, did you feel regarding a single, non-traditional lifestyle…..eg a motorcycling woman doing her own thing?

    • Ha! Great question Marianne. BTW, did you know there’s a story of Susa (my maternal grandmother) and her brothers (likely her cousins) hiding a motorcycle from the soldiers/terrorists in a false wall of the barn? 🙂