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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Spotlight Author with Linda Wisdom

In Central California, where I live, spring can’t decide whether to stay or go. That’s good and bad for me. I love the winter as well as the spring, but know the longer this weather holds out the worse my chances are of having a nice long spring, with coastal breezy days. Last week it hailed in my neighborhood for thirty minutes. By the time the storm had passed it looked as if it had snowed. It was super cold too. Two days later the sun is shining and I am planting flowers in my yard! Next week it will be hotter than heck and I will be dying to turn the air conditioner on. ;-) Go figure!

Speaking of hotter then heck, my guest Linda Wisdom has witchy books that are just that. She has dropped into my blog today to tell us all about what she has stewing.

Linda, you have written for a couple of different lines, with different genre’s. Is it hard for you to shift from one to the other?

In some ways it is, Micole, but in other ways it’s not. I think my brain is set up in compartments that allow me to shift. Plus, it’s a nice way to write something very different.

Tell us about, DEMONS ARE A GIRLS BEST FRIEND.

Maggie is my kick ass witch who’s with the Hellions, the security force that protects all the supernatural creatures. Right now, she’s battling her attraction to a super sexy half fire demon named Declan and discovering that an ancient Mayan curse is meant to destroy the world. Her major headache is the fate of the world rests on the shoulders of a snarky teenager. Maggie also has a diamond-encrusted tattoo of a black widow spider named Elle who’s very French and irritated that she can’t keep a boyfriend for long. Elle also helps protect Maggie and searching the World Wide Web for a spell to ensure her lovers don’t die after she has sex with them. It was a totally fun book to write.

What makes your writing unique?

I don’t know if I’d call it unique. I love writing characters that I hope my readers can identify with. Want to hang out with. I have a demented sense of humor and that tends to show up in my work. Luckily, my readers like it.

Can you tell us what you are working on now?

I finished up my next witch book, A Demon Does It Better, which will be out in January 2012 and I’m reworking a Young Adult Urban Fantasy along with a Young Adult paranormal and plotting out a new book.

What do Linda Wisdom fans have to look forward to in 2011?

Along with Demons Are A Girl’s Best Friend out this April, I’ve been putting up my backlist books at Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, and Allromanceebooks. I’ll also be putting up an enovella starring witchy Thea.

How many books do you have published?

Close to 80.

What is your writing process? Are you a plotter or a panzter?

Definitely a pantser and sometimes that’s not good when I write myself into a corner that I wonder if I’ll get out of! Luckily, I do.

When you aren’t writing steamy romances, what do you do with your time?

I’ve got an energetic white mini Schnauzer named Barney who loves walks. He’ll be showing up in a future book. Naturally, I love reading and getting together with friends.

Do you have any advice on writing, getting published, or finding an agent?

With writing, make sure your work is super clean and believe in it. Do your research, see where your work best fits and above all, be professional!

What’s the one thing you know now that you wished you would’ve known when you started your journey as a writer?

LOL! Probably a lot. There was nothing out there for writers. No Internet, no way to check on agents unless you knew someone with an agent. I flew blind for awhile and I paid for the ride. Sharing of information is very important, but you also have to follow your own instincts.

Thank you Linda, for a being a guest. Where can we find out more about you and your work?

Definitely my website www.lindawisdom.com, http://linda-wisdom.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/lindawisdom, www.twitter.com/lindawisdom

If you haven’t read Linda’s books make sure to check her out. Again thanks for stopping by y blog. See you on Thursday when my guest will be Debra Salonen. Until then…

Micole Black



15 comments:

Andrea I said...

I'm looking forward to reading this series.

Linda Wisdom said...

Thanks Andrea! I like to think my witches are a lot of fun.

The other covers are my backlist books that I'm putting up. More to follow.

blackroze37 AT yahoo.com said...

your books are always a good read, i know that , it will be a intersting story . so that makes me happy .
ill be lifeling fan

Linda Wisdom said...

Hi blackroze! I always hope to make my readers happy.

Beverly Barton said...

Linda’s paranormal books are great, showcasing her unique talent as a writer and her off-beat sense of humor. I love her characters, everyone from the main protagonists to crazy bunny slippers and talking tattoos.

Desiree Holt said...

Your witches kick ass, kiddo. I have them all.

Linda Wisdom said...

Thank you Beverly! You always make my day.

Awww, Desiree! Love you much!

ElaineCharton said...

If you have not read any of Linda's books I would suggest you go and buy them as fast as your little feet, or fingers will canny you. You will not be sorry!

Brinda said...

Your books sound like a lot of fun. I'll have to check them out.

Linda Wisdom said...

Thanks Lil Sis!

Thanks Brinda!

Elijana said...

I have to be honest, there was a day when I was never a great fan of witchy books, but all that changed when I found your books. So I guess I should be the one thanking you, shouldn't I? ;o)
Thanks!
~EK

Micole Black said...

Hi Linda and guests,

Sorry that I missed out on all of the conversations today. I am having computer troubles. I got a virus from an email yesterday morning and had to take the PC in to the shop. I was away from my desk all day at my paycheck job. And now I am working on my small laptop.

I'm so happy that all of you stopped in.

Thanks Linda
Hugs

Micole

Booksrforever123 said...

I love Linda's books and am eagerly awaiting the next witchy one. I've read all them in book form but now have to use my kindle since my eye surgery. Thanks for putting them all on Amazon for us kindle users. Carolyn

Linda Wisdom said...

Thank you EK! I'm glad to know I changed your mind!

And thank you Micole for having me here! I'm so sorry you had computer problems.

I have a Nook, Carolyn, and I'm totally addicted to reading that way. I hope you'll also check my backlist books up for Kindle. There will be new paranormals showing up there along with all of my backlist books.

Tanya Reimer said...

Wow Linda, your new book sounds like so much fun! I'm there. And I love your advice. Great interview.