Tuesday Chat with Renee Wilds!

I gotta say, this year has been awesome for meeting new-to-me writers. These folks are just plain fantastic. And here’s another one! Help me welcome Renee Wilds!
1.      Who was your first author crush and why?
KID—Marguerite Henry, for making her critters seem like people and having the ability to make me laugh and cry and worry simply through the power of the written word
ADULT—Mercedes Lackey, see above
It astounds me when I’m reading a book and it suddenly occurs to me I’m so swept up in the story that I FORGET I’m reading a book. Someone will come interrupt me and I’ll find myself staring at a page w/black lettering and go “Oh, I’m reading a book.” THAT’s the power of a good storyteller.
2.      What was your first clue you were a writer? Was it a long journey or a short one? Have you always known?
My maternal grandmother (Grandma Jeanne) first called me a writer when I was six and penciling horse stories. I was the only grade-schooler with a MAXIMUM word count! I started “serious” writing in 2002, entered RWA contests in 2004, started pitching at conferences in 2006, sold Duality to Samhain in 2007 (it came out in 2008) and am now working on Book 7 of my fantasy romance Guardians of Light series.
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?’)?
I like hanging out in sweats and a Tshirt, barefoot. I have a scrapbook page for each of my books, and play music while I write. I have different favorites depending on the scene. I use Medaieval Baebes for general world-building, Enya & Kate Price (hammer dulcimer) for love scenes, Nightwish and Axel Rudi Pell for battle scenes and dark magic scenes. Family can always tell what I’m writing by the music. When my thirteen-year-old son hears me typing to Enya in the background he’s like, “Ugh! REALLY, Mom????” (Usually followed by “What’s for supper?”) And people wonder why food mysteriously appears in so many of my love scenes!
4.      Finish this joke: A clown, a priest and a writer all get onto an elevator…
See, I’d NEVER get into an elevator w/a clown. I HATE clowns, they’re freaky. (I blame Stephen King…)
*me either, same story Renee*
1.      Speed round: Without giving it too much thought, pick which one you favour over the other: 
Chocolate                    or         flowers
Talk                          or         Text
Mountains             or         Beach
Cowboy                      or         Marine
Wine                         or         Beer
Cats                           or         Dogs
Ebooks                        or         Paperbacks
Pantser                                    or         Plotter
Batman                        or         Superman
Ability to fly               or         Power to be invisible
Prius                            or         Hemmie
Follow the rules  or         Break the rules
TV                               or         Movies
NY                             or         LA
Vampires                or         Angels
Fall                           or         Spring
Neat                            or         Messy
Werewolf               or         Genie
Tell jokes               or         Pull pranks
Home cooked meals    or         Go out to a restaurant

You can visit Renee Wilds at

2 thoughts on “Tuesday Chat with Renee Wilds!

  1. NOT my best day ever…
    On my way to work this morning I swerved to avoid a loose dog & slammed into the median curb. TWO flat tires – and ONE spare. (Am I good or what?) Called boss in tears. Trying to figure out how to get car home & get to work the rest of the week… *sigh* The life a glamorous romance author!


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