Interview Questions

Short Interview

  1. What is your passion?
  2. Tell us about Chantale – the story behind A Friend in the Storm.
  3. Describe A Friend in the Storm.
  4. What are the five stages of grief?
  5. Someone tells you they have an incurable illness or just lost their job.  What do you say to them?

Personal & Writing

  1. How did you come to be a writer and when did you start writing poetry?
  2. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
  3. How does your relationship with God play into your writing?
  4. What is your passion and why?
  5. What makes you angry?
  6. You’re a mother of two boys.  Do either of them share your talent?
  7. Most people don’t understand the stress, work, and joy of writing.  Do you ever feel like giving up?
  8. Who are your mentors and supporters?
  9. Did anything happen in your life that makes you more inclined to the topic of pain?
  10. What do you enjoy most about writing poetry?

A Friend in the Storm

  1. What prompted you to write A Friend in the Storm?
  2. How would you describe your book?
  3. What’s the big premise behind A Friend in the Storm?
  4. How do you describe your style of poetry?
  5. Why did you choose A Friend in the Storm as your title?
  6. A Friend in the Storm is filled with unique imagery.  Would you share some with us?
  7. How is it different than other gift books with quotes, Scriptures and poetry?
  8. How did you select the quotes used throughout A Friend in the Storm?
  9. How does A Friend in the Storm change people’ lives?
  10. Your book has some “angry” poems.  How are these comforting?
  11. What are the five stages of grief and how does A Friend in the Storm touch on these?
  12. Who did you write this for?
  13. Why does A Friend in the Storm end with a focus on heaven?
  14. Someone tells you they have been diagnosed with an incurable illness.  What do you say to them?
  15. What are the main things you hope to accomplish through your book?
  16. Where can readers buy A Friend in the Storm?