February 19, 2011

This Is It!

I have a book cover! And if I may say so myself, I am rather delighted with it. So thank you to all involved.

In celebration of my cover, I thought I would post the first ever author interview with me.

Unfortunately, no-one has actually bothered to interview me yet, so as I didn't want to disappoint you, I just interviewed myself.

Sadly, I turned out to be a pretty poor interviewer, which meant that I didn't take the interview particularly seriously. As a result, I gave some rather stupid answers, and occasionally quoted myself out of context.

Still, the interview does give some insights into the workings of my mind. So read, and enjoy, and if you have any questions of your own, please feel free to ask.

Kerri, your book is absolutely, hysterically funny, and so very true. Can you tell the readers what it is about?

Well, Kerri, my book is a memoir of marriage and motherhood.

Well DUH, I read that on the cover. Can you be more specific?

Oh. Okay. Well, I have written about the nitty gritty of what really goes on behind the closed doors of a family. What life looks like after years and years of living with the same person, and creating other, smaller people with them. The challenges of monogamy, and friendship, and of being a parent. Or, in other words, I talk a lot about my sex life and the way I've lost control of my children.

Your book is non-fiction; can you tell us why you chose that genre?

To be honest, it was easier just to write about reality than to go to all the hassle of having to make things up. Who has the time?

Why did you write the book? Did you want to demonstrate the universality of your experiences? Help women to see that no-one has the perfect marriage, and that no-one is the perfect mother? Did you want to make people laugh? Write the quintessential book on married life?

Um... actually I was just hoping that someone would turn the book into a screenplay and I could hire Simon Baker to play my husband.

How does your husband feel about the book? Considering you share very intimate details of your life together?

He doesn't know. And quite frankly, I don't plan to tell him. You're not going to mention it, are you?

Um, no. Uh... how long did it take you to write the book?

Ages. There was so much other stuff I had to do at the same time. You know, look after the kids, run the household, work part-time, service my husband sexually, meet my friends for coffee, watch The Mentalist... It's all just juggle, juggle, juggle!

Did you enjoy the writing process?

Hell yeah. Darn sight better than cleaning.

Kerri Sackville, thank you for your time.

No problems, Kerri. And by the way, I think your ear is fabulous. It really sticks out!

51 comments:

  1. Woot woot! Congrats Kerri on a fabulous achievement (and lovely alliteration in the title I must say!) Can't wait to read it.

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  2. Looks fabulous Kerri! And might I add, this Kerri women is a fantastic interviewer, really, watch out Ray Martin...

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  3. Awesome cover, awesome interview. I can't wait to have it on my bedside table :)

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  4. It looks amazing! You must be so very excited. Love the interview - you really captured the real you!! In all honesty, congratulations. Well done xx

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  5. Awesome - love it - the book and the interview! Don't mean to go all warm and fuzzy on you, but you really are an inspiration. Congratulations.

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  6. Mazal Tov on the book but also on the excellent interview. What a coup - how did you get an interview with THE Kerri Sackville ?

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  7. Actually sharpestpencil, I know her husband.....

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  8. Well Done! If the interview is anything to go by, I'll be laughing throughout your book. Really looking forward to reading it.

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  9. So exciting! You did a great job of coaxing yourself out. Well done, can't wait to read!

    My questions for you to ask Kerri: What is the thing in the bed? Where is the third child and what might they be up to?

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  10. Ah... excellent question Twitchy. The 'thing' in the bed is the husband. I believe he is waiting quite eagerly for his wife to join him, which is why she is throwing herself into the housework. As for the third child, they haven't been seen for a while. And the parents haven't even noticed....

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  11. How exciting! Huge congrats, Kerri!

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  12. I cannot WAIT to get my hands on this book as soon as it's out.

    You so talk my language Kerri.

    As I have said to you before, as soon as I have a copy, I am going to beat my lovely husband around the head with it...

    xx

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  13. Well done, Kerri! How exciting that I "know" yet another published author! I hope I can get an autographed copy?

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  14. Oooh, I am getting more excited by the day about your book.
    Today, we have had a double treat.
    The book cover AND an author interview.
    From the book cover pics, I see that photoshopping has eliminated your left sticky out ear, the white couch, Boo and nutella jars.
    Did you give authority for this, or is it an 'editorial issue'?
    About the author interview.
    Well, I just feel I know her so much better now.
    Thanks for asking very in-depth questions and for seeing into her soul.

    Can't wait for the next drip feed of THE book of 2011.
    Sorry, Kylie Ladd tell me your book is for 2012...isnt it?

    Love D XX

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  15. Sooooooh, now you're talking to yourself. Looks like your book will be filed in the Mild Insanity section of the library.......

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  16. They are going to be lining up to interview you after this. Big mazel. Lx

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  17. I can't wait to have this book in my hands!

    The cover is brilliant. Congrats. xx

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  18. I'm waiting for the real "tell all", the bum finger, what really happened to the rabbit....

    Congrats, getting ready to pre order my 50 copies now.

    Kirstyx

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  19. Damn fine interview Kerri. Especially under such intense questioning from that bloody rude interviewer. Who the hell does she think she is? Famous, about-to-be author Kerri Sackville or something? Nah, she's just a hack. Don't let her get to you.

    Love the book cover! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy. Also, can't wait to read all the rude bits about you and your husband :)

    Huge congrats!!

    Trish
    xx

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  20. It looks fabulous... I can't wait to get my hands on a copy.

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  21. Ms Twitchy, I told Kerri that I thought it was a giant tampon in her bed. Wouldn't want to leave any marks on the white couch.

    Denise, cannot remember saying that! But I think K's BRILLIANT book was originally slated for 2012- then publisher decided it was such a masterpiece it must be rushed to an adoring public NOW!

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  22. Love the cover Kez, looks great, and fairly impressive interview. 60 Minutes will soon be calling. I might let that Kerri interview me one day when I'm infamous, more likely for Housewife Rehab than 60 Minutes though I'm guessing...

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  23. Yay, it looks great! It has a fabulous 'Dr Seuss' vibe to it that I'm loving. It will definitely stand out on the shelf. The pic with the little fella 'writing' your name is gold. x

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  24. So my question. What in the fuck did you do with the kids when you wrote this. Gagged? Locked up? Force Fed Disney DVD's?


    I am so super excited about having something to read that I am genuinely interested in, not being smart for once, being dead set honest. Can't wait and it looks wonderful xx

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  25. Bern: I can't tell you exactly what I did with the kids, but I can tell you that Boo can recite the entire Atlantis Squarepantis movie backwards, and both big kids have had to have their Wii remotes surgically removed from their arms.
    Thank you for the gorgeous comment. And to everyone else for yours x

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  26. So you wrote a book and it's not about chocolate? Are you feeling okay?
    Oh, and do you need a publicist?;-)

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  27. love the little fella on the cover, scribbling your name on the wall — nice touch! if this is a sample of how funny the book is, count me in! just don't let me husband read it — he does the dishes every night …

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  28. Mage Congrats Kerri. By no means an easy feat to write a book between blow jobs. The cover is divine and I cannot wait to get my grimey mits on it. The title is a foreign concept to me.

    Love your stuff

    Mrs Woog
    x

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  29. Woot woot! Mazel tov honey. It's beautiful.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  30. Oh, and I forgot. I've read it! It's hilarious! Run don't walk.
    xxx

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  31. ROFL in between doing all the 'juggling' that is.
    Love the cover and can't wait for the book!

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  32. The cover rocks, Kerri ... and I can't wait to read the juicy bits inside.

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  33. Congratulations darling. I do wish you'd managed to get: 'Bum Finger' into the title somewhere though. xo

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  34. and I sent you such a great photo of the bum finger, I can't believe it was not used as a cover image - otherwise, I think the cover is fabulous xxx

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  35. How did you stay so cool under such pressure and so many deep, probing questions? When's it out? Can't wait!! Xxx

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  36. That may well be the best interview I've read in awhile. Quite a few leading questions though... the interviewer needs to let the interviewee speak for herself a bit more. Oh wait...

    Looking forward to reading it! xo

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  37. Three words Kerri...(1) Too (2) bloody (3) funny!
    Shock #1... I can count!
    Shock #2...Actually commented (briefly) on a blog. For me to be concise is indeed a miracle by anyone's standards!
    Love ya work!
    Big Al x

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  38. Kerri, do you have a release date yet? I will definitely be getting in line to interview you when the big day comes closer! I regularly interview authors and review books for The West Australian and would be happy to help you spread the word.

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  39. Congrats!! The most amazing part of your interview is that you don't plan to tell your hubby.. :D

    But I can't wait to read it, you must be excited...

    xoxo
    http://sourcherryandcurlchocolate.blogspot.com/

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  40. Wow. You know..look out. 60 Minutes might be coming atchya with offers soon.

    Kerri, I am genuinely very excited for you. Seriously. I love that I've seen you tweeting about writing this book, and now...it's almost here.

    This will be the first time I've read a book by someone I (kinda) know! I mean, we've never 'met', but you know what I mean.

    Proud and excited, hon. xxx

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  41. I love it Kerri! Very funny. I too can't wait to read it. Do you know if we can pre-order it online at all?

    P.S Your husband must be a brave man!

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  42. P.P.S Not to give you a big head or anything, but you really are an inspiration. I'd love to do something like this!

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  43. I want to read it now...I'm not good at this 'waiting' game!

    So very exciting to have hours of entertainment ahead of me!!

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  44. Wow. You know..look out. 60 Minutes might be coming atchya with offers soon.

    Kerri, I am genuinely very excited for you. Seriously. I love that I've seen you tweeting about writing this book, and now...it's almost here.

    This will be the first time I've read a book by someone I (kinda) know! I mean, we've never 'met', but you know what I mean.

    Proud and excited, hon. xxx

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  45. How did you stay so cool under such pressure and so many deep, probing questions? When's it out? Can't wait!! Xxx

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  46. Congratulations darling. I do wish you'd managed to get: 'Bum Finger' into the title somewhere though. xo

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