Wednesday, August 05, 2009

DRAKE'S RETREAT - Wendy Davy - Free Book

Welcome to my blog, Wendy. Tell us how much of yourself you write into your characters.

More than I thought I would. My friends say they recognize a lot of “me” in my characters. But, since I draw my stories from experiences I’ve had, I shouldn’t be surprised.

What is the quirkiest thing you have ever done?

Nothing comes to mind right away. I have done some crazy things…Like driving fourteen hours to spend two hours in Atlantic City. Of course, I was much younger then.

When did you first discover that you were a writer?

From the first time I watched my all time favorite movie: Romancing The Stone. I knew within the first ten minutes of the film that I wanted to be a romance novelist.

Tell us the range of the kinds of books you enjoy reading.

I enjoy reading a variety of fiction. My favorite is romantic suspense.

What other books have you written, whether published or not?

A Matter of Trust – my first novel was published two weeks before Drake’s Retreat. I also have two free short stories available, and an Easter short story coming out in 2010.

How do you keep your sanity in our run, run, run world?

By writing. Although I’ve been writing for years, last year I discovered how therapeutic it is for me, and I finished my first full-length manuscript, A Matter of Trust. Ever since then, I feel best when I’m putting my imagination on paper.

How do you choose your characters’ names?

Sometimes I pick the names simply because I’ve always liked them. Other times, I watch the credits rolling on a movie or TV show and pick out names I like.

What is the accomplishment that you are most proud of?

My kids and fulfilling my lifelong dream of becoming a published romance author.

If you were an animal, which one would you be, and why?

A cat. Because I’d like to sleep all day, and have someone cater to my every whim…

What is your favorite food?

Fresh and hot Krispy Kreme donuts.

What is the problem with writing that was your greatest roadblock, and how did you overcome it?

Time. I first managed to squeeze out enough time in the day by putting writing on my daily schedule, and by turning the television off. I’m amazed at how much I can write when I don’t watch TV at night.

What advice would you give to an author just starting out?

Read as much as you can. Finish what you start, and never give up.

What would you like to tell us about the featured book?

Drake’s Retreat is a warm-hearted inspirational novel, where romance is intertwined with the character’s learning to overcome their past hurts while learning to follow God’s path for their lives.

How can readers find you on the Internet?

I have a website, http://www.wendydavy.com/, and you can find information about my books at http://www.thewildrosepress.com/ as well.

Thank you, Wendy, for spending this time with us.

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25 comments:

Sherry K said...

Great interview Wendy! I own and have read "Drake's Retreat" and "A Matter of Trust" and both are VERY good! Wendy didn't mention it but she has a new book out too called "Night Waves" that you won't want to miss.

I don't need to be entered in the drawing but wanted the winner of this book to know they will be very happy!

Blessings,
Sherry K
love2stitch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Wendy said...

This sounds like a good book.
wsmarple(at)gmail(dot)com

kristen said...

Recently, I too have found out how much more I get done when I turn the TV off. Amazing how much time that little box takes up!!
Please enter me in the drawing.
Thanks
Kristen

Renee said...

This book looks great! I've never heard of Wendy Davy 'til now! I'll definitely have to pick up this book if I don't win it!

Oh yeah I totally agree with you Wendy, hot Krispy Kremes are awesome...yum!!

Linda W. said...

I haven't read any of your books to date. You are on my TBR list, however. Please enter me for Drake's Retreat. Thank you.
desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Abi said...

Please count me in on this book giveaway. Thanks

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

I Love Cat!
We happened to have around 10 cats in our house : ) and the last one was died a month ago. So sad.
Anyway, the Book seems VERY good To Win and of course to Read ^_^v
Mariska

Cherie J said...

Wonderful interview! Would love to read this book.

Debs Desk said...

Great interview. I love the way she picks the names for the people in her books. Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9(at)verizon.net

Anonymous said...

I can hardly wait to read this book!
Please enter me for Drake's Retreat. thanks, Esther
faith4u7(at)gmail(dot)com

Marjorie said...

A great review, I would like to win this book.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Wendy Davy said...

Thanks for your kind words, Sherry. :) And thanks to everyone who has entered to win a copy.
I hope you enjoy Drake's Retreat as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Wendy
www.wendydavy.com

Judy said...

This was a great interview. I really enjoyed it. Your book looks like a great read. Good luck with it.

Donna B said...

Nice job Wendy and I love your stories! Keep 'em coming. Glad you achieved your goal of being published so you could share your stories with us!

God bless!
Donna

Kara Lynn Russell said...

Wendy,
I haven't read any of your books yet, but I'd love to try one. (So many books, so little time.)

I agree that you can save a lot of time by shutting off the TV. There are three programs that I tape and watch with my husband on Sunday night. Other than that, I watch very little TV and I don't miss it at all!

Kara

Marla said...

Thank you for the interview. This sounds like a good book. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!

koinonia572001@yahoo.com

Virginia said...

Hi, Wendy! I'm right there with you in line for the fresh Krispy Kremes! Congratulations on your latest book release.

Sheila Deeth said...

Thanks. Lovely answers. Cat is tempting - sleep is tempting... Krispy Kreme too tempting since I can't have them. I'm certainly taking the advice to read.

Tammy Doherty said...

Wendy,
I love the interview. I "discovered" you on the WRP site with 'Night Waves' which is definitely on my TBR list. I don't want to take a free book away from another potential reader, since I intend to buy yours, so don't put me in the drawing.

I especially liked your comments about TV. I stopped watching television at night when I started writing seriously. I don't even have shows I like to watch, anymore! But when I watch a movie, I do study the credits for names - first and last - to use in my stories!

Blessings,
Tammy Doherty

Rachel Rossano said...

I loved this book. You did a great job with it, Wendy. Whoever wins the free copy is in for a treat. :)

Lady Araujo said...

What a great interview! It sounds like a wonderful book. I'd enjoy reading it.
Wendy, God bless you!

Anna W. said...

Sounds awesome! Please enter me!

Anna W.

Wanda said...

This book looks great. Please enter my name in your draw.
wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

Cynthia said...

I went to your website and checked out the excerpt of the book. It sounds very interesting. I look forward to reading it. Please enter me in the drawing.

Mystery Lady said...

Thank you for writing your book. Please enter me.