Kids Book Review slung 12 curly questions my way recently, like a rapacious puppy, I couldn't help but chase after them, eager to give them a good gnawing over.
The experience made me question something else also: the slippery egocentric thrill (most) of us gain from being asked something about ourselves. Given the time to actually think about your response is a blessing some interviewees don't always have, but when you do, I find it an interesting exploration of ones own psyche or concept of it. In other words, being forced to answer to yourself about yourself can be an honest way of hosing back the layers of obscuring detail we tend to let build up over time. Interviews often evoke a sense of rediscovery and definition. After all, it's almost as fascinating and self satisfying to waffle on about yourself as it is to delve into the inner sanctums of those you are morbidly curious about.
But mainly I find author interviews, whether my own or about others, just plain good fun and for me, a great way of sharing just a teeny weeny bit more about myself with my reading and supportive audiences.
Voyeuristic? Sure. Self-indulgent? Quite possibly. Entertaining? Made me smile.
Life is a story. All of them are. And there's nothing better than a good yarn.
Find out for yourself here when KBR grab me by the Short and Curlies.