WENDY STONE DROPS IN

Hey Wendy, thanks so much for taking the time to join us today.

What do you have going on currently?  New releases, projects in the works etc…

Writing, I’m trying to finish the newest of my Hunter novels.  It will make number eight in the series.  In September, The Gentle Highwayman is being released through Eternal Press.  It’s one of my favorites, a Hunter novel that is based in the time of the Revolutionary War.  To Tame a Wolf was released through Phaze and is also one of my favorites.  I love books that are based in the past.  I’m also beginning a pet project that deals with…my pets.  I have two purebred Pomeranians that I am going to be studding out, well at least until I can find a female to add to my family.  Riley and Bailey are my babies and they know it.

How long have you been writing?   What propelled you to really go for being published?

I started writing when I was nine.  I wrote a story through one of my English classes about time travel and a little boy and his dog that go forward in time.  I got an A on the paper and my teacher wanted to send it in for some contest or another.  I didn’t win but it was a huge high for me.  I returned to writing about thirteen years ago and wrote on an ancient word processor.  Then, when I got a computer, I wanted to start writing again.  I was told about a website online that you could send work to and it would be posted online for free reading.  I got addicted to the feedback.  After being told that I should be published, I finally held my breath and sent in the first manuscript.  Beastly Intentions was my first and it’s gone on from there.

How long between writing and actually being accepted and published?

My first publisher was Phaze.  Kat Lively was a wonderful lady to work with.  She had my acceptance email back to me in little under a week.  That was one email that had my head in the clouds.

How did you celebrate being accepted?  First time you saw your published book?

I think I took my youngest daughter out to dinner.  I think I was high on life for quite a while after that.  Being published in enovel is nothing like seeing my novels out in print.

Who controls the story, you or the characters?

I never try to control my novels.  I know some writers use outlines and try to actually decide then what is going to go on in each chapter.  I never know until I sit down and begin writing.  Most of my characters are strong willed and my best novels are the ones that I dream about the characters.  I try never to argue with them.

Do you have a preferred genre to write?  To read?

I love writing paranormal romances.  I also love to read them.

Your favorite book as a child?  Teen? Adult?

I can’t remember the title of my favorite as a child.  I remember it was about a young girl living in Russia and about the wolves that lived outside her home.  As far as teen and adult, I read voraciously.  I really don’t have a favorite.

Pet peeves?

I actually don’t have any that I can think of.  I’ve always been pretty laid back.  Maybe I get irritated by people who look down their noses at other people, for whatever reason.  I believe that all people have good traits and that everyone should be accepted for who he or she is.

One thing you would change/make happen if you were Empress of the Universe….

I would work to make animal abuse a thing of the past.

What are you currently reading?

I am reading Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Infinity.  I love her Dark Hunter books.

Anything you’d like to share with us I may have missed?

My most awesome and wonderful critics are my readers.  I’m always willing to reading feedback emails or critiques on my work.  I try not to let negative feedback bother me.  I love to hear from my readers and bless them for their support.

Thanks so much for visiting with us Wendy, I’ve enjoyed it!

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