Almost 20 years ago, (I can’t believe I’m even saying that!) I did my first interview with a celebrity and it was the start of a whole new chapter in my life. Since then, I’ve amassed hours and hours of audio and pages and pages of notes and articles from interviews with actors, directors, stunt people, writers, producers. . . etc.
Twice I’ve attempted to turn those interviews into books and twice that train derailed and I walked away. But you know what they say, the third time’s the charm.
Come on In, the Water’s Bloody is a collection of 20 interviews with the cast and crew of the TV series Supernatural.
The title is a quote from series creator Eric Kripke and you’ll find that interview in the book.
When I started pulling this one together I had to make two big decisions. First, I had to decide if I was going to publish transcripts or narrative chapters. Most interview books are chapters – like the magazine articles I wrote based on these interviews over the years. I chose to go with transcripts for one reason, I wanted the reader to “hear” what these people sound like. When you can see the whole conversation, you get a feel for how a person thinks and responds. You get to virtually hear their speech pattern and word choices and even the ums and “you knows.” (We did edit some of those false starts out for readability).
The second question was whether I should only use one-on-one interviews or include press roundtables and conference calls. The advantage to one-on-ones is they’re exclusively mine. I decided to use group press materials because frankly, it was too good to leave out. Let me be clear. I didn’t post transcripts I found on the internet. I was a part of every interview in this book. My transcriptionists typed these reviews from my audio. But it does mean that these particular stories may have made their way onto the internet before.
The book is a slice of history. It’s Supernatural, the early days when they thought they’d be lucky to have a five year run. If you’re a fan of the show, I think you’ll find at least a few tidbits you didn’t know and maybe it will inspire you to go back and watch the show from the beginning. The first season is still my favorite. You?
The book is a Kindle only download. If you don’t have a Kindle, you can get a free Kindle reader for your iPhone, iPad or PC.
The books is $4.99 and if you buy it and enjoy it, please consider leaving a review on Amazon.
Not sold yet? Check out this book trailer from my friend Kathie: