VBT: Don’t Be Like Yabba Dooba!

VBT: Don't Be Like Yabba Dooba!

      Aloha, friends! Welcome to Week Three of the Tasha Turner Coaching/MasterKoda VBT!
      This week’s scheduled guest is a fantastic, inspirational and frankly, totally bad-ass, writer whose book “Deaf Isn’t Dumb” is a memoir guaranteed to make you think twice about what it means to be different in a world that says one thing, but does another.
      Without further ado… Tara Chevrestt!

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Deaf Isn't Dumb, by Tara Chevrestt      For this post, I’m going to have myself a good rant…about bloggers. LOL. No, seriously. Before I became an author, I was a reviewer and a book blogger. When an author wanted to do an interview with me, I didn’t just throw a random questionnaire at them, but took the time to read their book and ask them questions based on it. I still do this.
      What majority of other bloggers do: throw a random questionnaire at me. And trust me, Mookie Dookie’s blog asks me the same questions as Yabba Dooba’s blog. I can just copy and paste my answers from one blog to the next. (And if anyone else asks me about my writing habits, I’m going to have a conniption.) When the time comes for me to post a link to the interview on Facebook, I wince. It’s no wonder people have quit reading my posts. It’s the same stuff over and over.
      I recently had an experience that made me just say, “No more blog interviews!” I gave my memoir, Deaf Isn’t Dumb, to a blogger in hopes they would ask me relevant questions. Take note of that title. Deaf Isn’t Dumb. I’m deaf.
      Guess what they asked me… Do you listen to music while you write?
      *head desk* You certainly read my book, didn’t you? LOL.
      And that ends my rant. Take care with your questionnaires. Authors like to feel that you are genuinely interested in them, and don’t “fake” reading books. But to answer the question I am sick to death of: No, I don’t listen to music while I write. Am I incapable? Not really. I can play music directly into my hearing aid, but trust me, it’s not easy; it takes all my concentration to hear and distinguish the few sounds (bass) that my eardrum can catch. Deaf isn’t dumb, but neither is Deaf jamming to tunes. LOL
      Find more about Deaf Isn’t Dumb here.
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Tara Chevrestt      Tara Chevrestt is a deaf woman, former aviation mechanic, writer, and an editor. She is most passionate about planes, motorcycles, dogs, and above all, reading. That led to her love of writing. Between her writing and her editing, which allows her to be home with her little canine kids, she believes she has the greatest job in the world. She is very happily married.
      Tara also writes as Sonia Hightower. Sonia writes the racy stuff and argues that she was here first. She just wasn’t allowed to be unleashed until the last year.
      While Tara and Sonia continue to fight over the laptop and debate who writes the next book, you can find buy links, blurbs, and other fun bits on their website or their Facebook page.

Posted on June 10, 2012, in Guest Posts, VBT and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. This is an excellent post! Yes, before we interview we should do research on the subject first. At least READ the book first before you start throwing the softballs. I know what you mean Tara, I hate boring blogs too!

  2. Its just plain ol’ laziness. And I guess I can understand how a blogger can become complacent, but SHEESH! Details matter!

    Great rant, Tara! Thank you for letting me host it 😉

  3. Great post and good rant. As someone guilty of having asked you to write a post about what music you listen to while you write … well a group of 40 people who you were one… I was embarrassed at the time. I cannot image sending out generic interview questions. I would think the readers of my blog would get tired of reading the same ole same ole.

  4. Janet Chevrestt

    Good rant. I have to say when I have read some of the questions asked of you, I wonder now what does that have to do with this book? Nothing! I really have gotten sick to death of the same questions being asked also and I am just one who reads the blogs. Matter of fact I stopped reading them because of that. Nothing new. I read this one cause you said it was a rant. People should take the time to read a book before they post anything about it.

  5. Oh God, sorry…but you did make me smile…at their wackedness. Hope that is OK…I don’t want to be judgmental about others, but I also pray I don’t ever do that. Thanks for sharing… Love your frank rant. I will remember it FOREVER!!!

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