Let's all welcome Jen Wylie, the auhtor of the super awesome book, Sweet Light.
Could you tell us a little about yourself and your book, Sweet Light?
I live in rural Ontario, Canada with my two boys, some birds and our dog. I’m addicted to reading and writing and occasionally putter at baking or crafts. I’m also an internet addictJ. I’ve been writing since I was in public school, but just for myself. Sweet Light was actually written a number of years ago. It was the first book I finished (that wasn’t destroyed by some computer malfunction) A few years ago my parents convinced me to give it a go at getting my book published…and here I am today. J
Sweet light is a fantasy (which is pretty much all I write- though in any form from paranormal to YA to urban) It is set in more of a medieval setting, though not on earth. All of my stories have a little bit of romance too (I’m a hopeless romantic) and love is a strong part of the plot in this book. Choices are a big thing as well, making decisions, growing up, living with them. There are some adult situations and violence, though not severe- I don’t recommend of very young readers. It is a very emotional book (did I mention I’m a very emotional person too?) and I hope all my readers enjoy the ride and feel the story as well as read it.
Was Shara based on anyone real?
Shara, and all my characters, are pure figments of my imagination. They create themselves and pop into my head. The strongest ones get written into stories. Sometimes one will show up late, and if they are lucky I will go back and add them in. This was the case with Dric in Sweet Light. The original first draft didn’t have his character. I had a dream about him one night, and then he harassed me until I went and wrote him in. I’m rather glad I did. He’s actually one of my favorite characters. J
Could you tell us about where all the writing magic happens?
In my bedroom, at a tiny desk under the window. Usually it’s quite a mess J I have my gumballs, chocolate, notes and various other things scattered everywhere. My ‘Bang Head Here’ sign at the ready, and my wizard statue to complain to if I get stuck.
Can we expect more books from you anytime soon?
Yes indeed! First I’ll have a number of new short stories coming out. Hopefully before this year is over the following eBook shorts will be available: Tales of Ever #5 Dragon Rising and #6 Sanctuary, a sequel to my short story Jump and a new Immortal Echoes short titled The Untouchable Echo.
Back to novels, at this time no new ones will be published in what’s left of 2011. For 2012, hopefully you’ll see the sequel to Sweet Light. Currently Dark Madness is written (first draft only- so lots of work left to do!) Also I just signed on with Hadley Rille Books to publish a YA fantasy called Broken Aro. It will be out Oct. 2012.
If you got to use a time machine to visit any author, dead or alive, and spend a day with them, who would you meet, and what would you do in that day?
I would love to meet Michelle Sagara (Sagara-West) She is one of my most favorite authors, and one who has stayed my favorite since I first read her books years ago (I change favorites a lot!) I’d probably harass her most of the day talking about all of her stories and characters, and trying to convince to write just a little more romance into her next one :D
A book recommendation?
Only one? This is hard! If you like demons and sarcastic wit, for sure check out Origins by Sean Hayden. If you want to laugh your ass off and have your face hurt because you were grinning the entire time you were reading, then check out Marian Allen’s Force of Habit.
Grab the closest book to you and give us the sentence from the 25th page, 3rd Paragraph, 5th line.
It sounded so permanent.
Describe yourself using an inanimate object. Ex. I’m like a book…I appear like not much..but I am so sophisticated inside!
I am like a box of chocolates (the good kind- not those icky covered cherries!) I’m not always the same, sometimes a little nutty, sometimes gooey…but always sweet! :D
Coke, Pepsi, or other?
There’s a difference between Coke and Pepsi?
Favorite Ice Cream?
I’m actually intolerant to milk products- but it used to be pralines and cream J
What power do you wish you had?
Favorite cartoon character?
Martin the Martian
Thanks for visiting Bookish Delights, Jen! We hope you love this blog...okay...so maybe not love, but at least you'll visit again? :)
When fate conspires against you and gives you three loves to choose from, what do you do? What if you make the wrong choice? Shara is a Healer, raised and trained from childhood until her unique gift manifests itself. When she gains the rank Journeyman she is hired to serve as the court healer for the barbaric kingdom of Glendor. Untrained for war, she is thrust unmercifully into its bloody arms when the kingdom is invaded. Ordered by her king to the front lines to tend the wounded, she is forced to flee when their camp is attacked. Happening upon a wounded soldier in the forest, every mile back to the capital is a struggle, and breaking the Healer's code, she falls in love with her charge. If Shara thought that to be the least of her troubles, the appearance of a fierce warrior captain who appoints himself her protector, teaches her differently. Trouble comes in threes at the appearance of a former love and fellow healer. Faced with decisions of the heart and the sudden manifestation of her gift, there is little room for anything else to go wrong. Or at least that's what Shara thought. (Via Goodreads)
Come back Thursday for a review of Sweet Light!