Tuesday Talk with Wendy Soliman

Let’s give a warm Maritime welcome to Wendy Soliman!
Here’s Wendy’s latest release for all you fellow romance fans!
Wendy Soliman is a British author, now dividing her time between Andorra and the west coast of Florida. She lives with her husband Andre and a recued dog of indeterminate pedigree. She writes Regency and contemporary romance and a series of marine crime mysteries. Her latest Regency, The Perfect Impostor, is available from Carina Press and all on-line outlets now.
Find out more about Wendy and her books by visiting her websites at: http://www.wendysoliman.comand http://www.wsoliman.com
Follow her on twitter: @wendyswriter
Author Interview Questions from Taryn Blackthorne
1.      Who was your first author crush and why?
Daphne duMaurier, (still is!), for her wonderful ability to combine old and new. It wasn’t Rebecca that enthralled, (always thought the second Mrs. deWinter was a bit of a drip), but Frenchman’s Creek. That gorgeous French pirate bucking the trend and running rings round the English. And the way the heroine sacrificed so much to save him, even though it meant they could never be together. Powerful stuff that endures!
2.      What was your first clue you were a writer? Was it a long journey or a short one? Have you always known?
Well, I wrote my first book when I was fifteen, so I guess that’s a clue. My second was born when I was in my twenties and, years later, the plot formed the substance of one of my first published books.
3.       What are some of your writer-esque quirks (do you have to be in your pjs? always facing the door? Do people look at you after something funny happens and say ‘that’s going in a book, isn’t it?’)?
Er, living in a world of my own, not hearing what people say to me, (so rude!), sitting up in the middle of the night and shouting, ‘that’s it!’ when I figure out how to get past a plot problem. Oh, and I have a sign over my desk that reads, ‘Warning, novelist at work. Passersby may be written into the story.’
4.      Finish this joke: A clown, a priest and a writer all get onto an elevator…
      ’Oh, said the priest. ‘This elevator appears to be going down.’
‘That’s right,’ the clown replied. ‘We have a circus rehearsal in the basement.’
‘I myself am aiming for a higher place,’ the priest said piously. He turned toward the writer. ‘What about you?’
‘Oh, I’m going up as well. To the pen-house.’
5.      Speed round: Without giving it too much thought, pick which one you favour over the other: 
Chocolate x                 or         flowers
Talk   x                        or         Text
Mountains x                or         Beach
Cowboy x                   or         Marine
Wine    x                      or         Beer
Cats                             or         Dogs x
Ebooks                        or         Paperbacks x
Pantser x                                 or         Plotter
Batman x                     or         Superman
Ability to fly x                        or         Power to be invisible
Prius    x                      or         Hemmie
Follow the rules          or         Break the rules x
TV       x                      or         Movies
NY      x                      or         LA
Vampires                     or         Angels x
Fall                              or         Spring x
Neat x                         or         Messy
Werewolf                    or         Genie x
Tell jokes x                  or         Pull pranks
Home cooked meals x  (as long as I don’t have to cook ‘em!)           or         Go out to a restaurant
Thank you Wendy! I loved having you here!

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