Interviews

Interviews other people have done of me

SCBWI – November 36, 2015

Project Mayhem – May 13, 2015

Log Cabin Library – May 12, 2015

Kitchen Frolic – May 11, 2015

From the Mixed-Up Files – May 5, 2015

Leandra Wallace – May 5, 2015

Awkwordly Emma – April 27, 2015

In the Middle with Tara Dairman
(Heidi Schulz – July 17, 2014)
My fellow 2014 MG debut author Heidi Schulz (Hook’s Revenge) asks me to give advice to my middle-grade self AND lets me make up my own final question!

Morning Magazine’s “Radio Nibbles”
(KGNU Boulder radio – July 17, 2014)
I chat with restaurant critic John Lehndorff about All Four Stars! Our five-minute interview starts 25:45.

Successful Debut Author Talk With Tara Dairman
(Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire – July 15, 2014)
I return to Mindy McGinnis’s blog to discuss life as a debut author!

Middleview Interview with Debut Author Tara Dairman
(Smack Dab in the Middle – July 14, 2014)
What Gladys wants, what’s in her way, and why I love writing for MG readers.

Interview w/Tara Dairman & A Giveaway
(Leandra Wallace – July 12, 2014)
My most scrumptious meal, and other fun questions and answers.

Thrice Interview + Giveaway: ALL FOUR STARS
(Jessica Spotswood – July 11, 2014)
I complete one of my favorite YA author’s very fun #3-themed questionnaire!

All Four Kids: An Interview with Tara Dairman, Author of All Four Stars
(Fearless Fifteeners – July 10, 2014)
2015 debut author Dan Gemeinhart and I talk about passion, fear, adventuring, and other good stuff!

ALL FOUR STARS blog tour: interview + giveaway
(Finding Bliss in Books – July 9, 2014)
How my travels influenced All Four Stars, and some other MG recommendations.

All Four Stars Author Interview: Tara Dairman
(Spirit of Children’s Literature – July 8, 2014)
Plot, writing process, baking tips, and pics of crazy foods from my travels around the world.

Interview and Review: Tara Dairman, author of All Four Stars
(Word Spelunking – July 8, 2014)
Aeicha and I chat about food, character, settings, and more.

People I Find Fascinating: Interview with Children’s Lit Author Tara Dairman
(With Faith & Grace – July 7, 2014)
I talk to blogger Allison about the writing and publishing process, including advice to prospective authors.

Blog Tour: All Four Stars by Tara Dairman Author Q&A and Giveaway
(The Reading Date – July 2, 2014)
NYC foodie recommendations and a glimpse at the sequel to All Four Stars.

Lacy interviews Tara Dairman
(KRFC Fort Collins radio – June 28, 2014))
An in-depth radio interview about All Four Stars with 11-year-old junior broadcaster Lacy Miller!

Review of ALL FOUR STARS and Interview with Tara Dairman
(Project Mayhem – May 28 8, 2014)
My favorite All Four Stars scene, my ideal breakfast, what country I hope to visit next, and other such good things.

Yum! Chatting about food and kidlit
(OneFour Kidlit – May 20, 2014)
Cupcake Cousins author Kate Hannigan and I discuss our favorite foods, our most influential celebrity chefs, and the role food plays in our middle-grade books.

Interview with Tara Dairman, Author of ALL FOUR STARS
(Tweens Read Too – March 8, 2014)
Some behind-the-scenes questions and answers about AFS, including which characters were the hardest and the easiest to write.

2014 Debut Author Intros: Episode 4
(YA Reads – December 15, 2013)
Previews of several 2014 young adult and middle grade debuts.

It’s Cover Reveal Day for Tara Dairman and ALL FOUR STARS!
(Mother. Write. [Repeat.] – September 30, 2013)
Fellow Putnam author Krista Van Dolzer interviews me about my book’s cover, the editing process, and the coming sequel.

Tara Dairman: THE DELICIOUS DOUBLE LIFE OF GLADYS GATSBY
(OneFour Kidlit – February 12, 2013)
Four questions about my debut novel, publishing journey, and some “cool facts readers might not know about me.”

Bouncer Interview with Tara Dairman!
(Cupid’s Literary Connection – January 8, 2013)
A little bit about myself, my book, and my writing habits as I prepare to help judge the Blind Speed Dating contest.

Authoress’s Success Story Blog Tour
(The Bookshelf Muse – August 14, 2012)
An interview about my debut novel, finding an agent, and my travels (featuring important information such as which kind of camel tastes best, one-humped or two-humped!).

Debut Submission Experience with World Traveler Tara Dairman
(Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire – May 29, 2012)
I answer questions about the process of being “on submission” to editors and landing a book deal.

Agent-Author Chat: Ammi-Joan Paquette and Tara Dairman
(Mother. Write. [Repeat.] – May 11, 2012)
A co-interview with my agent about how we connected, featuring my query letter and querying advice.

Writer Interview: Tara Dairman 
(Nerd Couture – April 19, 2012)
Advice on revising your manuscript and querying agents, with links to my favorite online resources for both. A bit about my experience submitting to editors as well.

Brimming With Success Stories! 
(Miss Snark’s First Victim – January 24, 2012)
How I connected with my agent through this terrific writers’ blog.

An Interview with Tara Dairman (A QueryTracker Success Story)
(QueryTracker.com – January 11, 2012)
A bit about my writing and querying processes, including the query letter that landed me a literary agent.

Interviews I’ve done of other writers

The Colorado is for Writers Interview Series
(ongoing)
Four questions for writers of middle grade, young adult, and picture books who live and work in beautiful Colorado! Featured so far:
Lauren Sabel
Kita Murdock
Renee Collins
Emily Hainsworth
Jennifer Duddy Gill
Todd Mitchell
Stephanie Blake
Claudia Mills
Melanie Crowder
Maryanne Fantalis
Lindsay Eland
Jenny Goebel
Donna Cooner
Kristi Helvig
Natasha Wing
Jessica Lawson
Amy Kathleen Ryan
Jeannie Mobley

The Foodie Kidlit Friday Series
(ongoing)
I talk to writers of delicious books for kids and teens!
Lisa Graff (A Tangle of Knots)
Kelly Fiore (Taste Test)

Interview and Giveaway: SEARCHING FOR SILVERHEELS by Jeannie Mobley!(August 21, 2014)
Celebrating the release of Jeannie’s second novel, a lively historical middle grade set in Colorado during World War I.

Interview with Aiken Avery, author of The Disaster Tourist
(December 11, 2013)
An in-depth discussion of the debut author’s comic/literary/travel novel (with excerpts and pictures!).

Last stop on the MSFV Success Story Blog Tour: Meet David Kazzie and win his e-book!
(August 15, 2012)
An interview with the legal thriller author, e-book top seller, and hilarious viral video creator about his publishing journey.

Required Reading: Interview with New Hampshire Novelist Ernest Hebert (and a giveaway of Never Back Down!)
(May 31, 2012)
A chat with the “hick lit” novelist and Dartmouth professor of creative writing about his latest, most autobiographical novel.

Get ready to flip for E.C. Myers (and win his book!)
(March 5, 2012)
An interview with the debut author of the Young Adult Science Fiction novel Fair Coin.