Monday, April 8, 2013

DETOUR

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Meet Author Wendy Knight


Please welcome author Wendy Knight, and show her how polite you can be by leaving comments and not interrupting the interview.



Hello. Thanks for being a guest on my blog today. Can I offer you a virtual cookie?

Why yes! I’d love one. Can I have sprinkles on it?

Of course. *sprinkles* Here you go.

Pretend for a moment that your books are your children. Please introduce us. We’d like names, ages, quirks, birth story, any details you would like to share.



*wipes mouth with napkin* How fitting! This book really does feel like another child! My debut novel, Feudlings, was just released last week! It took me two years to write and edit and I am so happy to see it come to life! 

Isn't that funny how they really do feel like "children" in so many ways. Debuts are always SO exciting. Congratulations to the proud new mama! Please give us a peek into your writing life. How much time each week do you spend writing? Is your desk messy or clean? Do you have a schedule or are you sporadic? What helps you stay motivated? We want to know what makes you tick as a writer.

Ha! All my secrets! I try to write a little every day. That being said, sometimes I write all day long and sometimes I write ten words and my brain refuses to go on. (I'm glad I'm not the only one.) My desk is a disaster – It’s where papers go to die. 
I stay motivated because I want to be able to look my children in the eye and not feel like a hypocrite when I tell them to follow their dreams! And plus, I really, really love seeing my stories come to life on paper.

What a great motivator! It's true that we can't ever teach our children something that we aren't living ourselves. Doesn't work. And I love how you said that your desk is where papers go to die. Too funny! You should have a funeral for them.

Please tell us some of your favorites.
Favorite treat: Donuts. Except I never know if I’m spelling donuts right. No worries. "Donuts" is one of those words that you can choose to spell however you like.
Favorite stress reliever: Zumba! And reading.
Favorite office supply: The little colored tabs for marking pages? I love those. Ooh, I've never had anyone say that before. I might have to try those someday.
Favorite punctuation mark: The em dash – I use it A LOT
Favorite day of the week: Friday. My husband has Fridays off, so I’m not braving my children alone. Lucky girl!
Favorite movie: Avengers or Rise of the Guardians. LOVE THEM oh so much.




Haven't seen Rise of the Guardians yet. I'll have to go get it soon. My kids have been begging to see it. Thanks so much for visiting today, Wendy! If you'd like to learn more about Wendy and her book, visit her blog, Write Through the Noise. To purchase the book at a super awesome price, click here.

And, because teasing you is so fun, especially today, here is the back cover blurb.


Nothing makes a new school suck worse than discovering the guy you’re in love with is your prophesied nemesis.

Ari is the most powerful flame-throwing sorceress ever, and her people’s last hope in an ancient war. But she’s also a seventeen-year-old girl, and in her free, not-hunting-nemesis times, she jumps from school to school, trying to figure out regular people her own age and pretending she’ll get the chance to graduate.

Shane lives a double life. He goes to school and masters the art of popularity, hiding the fact that he has a fate with a slim chance of his survival. He’s destined to end a 300 year-old war by killing or being killed. He knows he’s hunted by a powerful enemy who’s not afraid to die. Only problem? He has no idea who that enemy is.

When Ari shows up at Shane’s school, angry and sullen and determined to keep him at arm’s reach, neither of them realize they are supposed to be killing each other, not falling in love. Until Ari does realize it, and she almost dies – by Shane’s hand.