Well, I’m 42 and have a daughter who just 21. Our household includes the ‘triplets’, two brothers and a sister cats we found abandoned, and Bear, whom they think is daddy. I’ve been writing professionally for several years when my first novel, Curse of the Scarab King, was released Halloween 2007. I usually blend historical, paranormal, and fantasy.
Q Do you consider yourself a shy and/or introverted person?
A I am a shy person, more comfortable around my animals than people. Yet, when I get around people who love books and movies as much as me the shield comes down.
Q In what ways has being shy or introverted hindered your writing career?
A Book signings. I haven’t worked up the courage to do this. My brilliant daughter is planning to force me to go to a few conventions and become use to be center of a crowd.
Q In what ways has being shy or introverted helped your writing career?
A I am more focused, giving more to my characters and the story.
Q What’s the hardest part of this business for you?
A The hardest part of publishing is the promotion. The internet helps a lot, but it still is expensive when the economy is hurting so badly.
Q Tell me about a time that you had to step outside your comfort zone either in your writing career or in your personal life?
A Sex scenes are difficult for me. I can write a battle scene that can make you gasp and cringe, yet sex scenes are more intimate which really has to come from within you and share with the reader. My series, the Borne Vampires, has taught me a lot about stepping out of my shell. They are a bold, passionate lot and they don’t take no for an answer. I am very grateful to them because the fear of writing a terrible scene has faded.
Q What’s one tip you could share with shy and introverted people that’s helped you?
A Never give up. If you want something badly enough and people tell you it’s not possible – study, learn, keep going. It will work out in the end.
Q Would you please share a short blurb of your book and where my readers can buy it?
The blurb I’ve included today is for Water Witch. It’s a fun adventure, time travel combined with fantasy. I had an absolute blast writing this story. Here is the blurb:
Some legends should be left buried in the past, others should never be forgotten ….
Ridiculed his entire life because of his name, Anakin Walker finds purpose when he becomes a knight at the Faires. Still, there was something missing in his life and he wants more than just being a weekend warrior. Careful what you wish for because when the Hand of Destiny selects you there’s no telling which century --or world you’ll find yourself in.
Q Where can my readers find you on the web?
A Ok, that’s the scariest part of being a multi-published writer – I’m everywhere now. Google my name and pages and pages pop up. At http://www.wendpetzler.com/ is home, but I spend time on Facebook and at the chat at http://www.newconceptspublishing.com/ where I and many of my fellow writers are holding monthly contests. Come on over for a chance to win free books and meet some really nice people.
Thanks so much for being on the blog today, Wend!