SPOTLIGHT AUTHOR: CHARLENE WILSON
Before we get started talking about your books, tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from? What is your occupation outside of writing? I live in a small community in
with my two daughters. They are my biggest supporters and giggle partners. And, of course, I can’t forget my bird. She enjoys chattering at me while I write. I’m fortunate to be able to be a stay at home mom. It allows me time to do what I love. Spend time with my family and write. Arkansas
Would you describe yourself as an introvert or an extrovert?
I think this depends on the circumstances. Lol. When it comes to my girls, I can be very outgoing. But I’m what you’d call a shy writer. I tried my hand at a radio interview and thought I was going to faint. Thank goodness it was prerecorded and they were able to edit out my jitters. J
Where is the most unique place you have traveled?
I was able to spend some time in
and visited some beautiful places. At the time, there was a Tall Ships race and I got to see the entrants pull in to dock on the Mercy river by England Liverpool. It was amazing!
How many books have you written and how many of those are published? I’ve written several. Cornerstone Deep is my debut novel and was published in November of 2010. It is book one in the series, The Chronicles of Shilo Manor. Book two, Echoes, is soon to follow. I also have a series called Aumelan that has four completed books; World Beneath the Rock, Horizons, The Waters of Tiger Rod, and Kingdom, Rise. Two young adult novellas, Treacle Tart and Tam, are outlined and their characters are impatiently waiting for their turn to shine.
Do you have one particular genre that all your books fall under (i.e. suspense, romance, etc.) or do you write in many different genres? My stories tend to fall under fantasy/paranormal romance. I enjoy diving into the feelings surrounding relationships and love how magic adds to romance.
How much character and plot detailing do you plan out before you begin writing a novel, or are you a “pantser” (fly by the seat of your pants) ? The characters in my books tend to introduce themselves and their lives. Lol. So, I let them guide my fingers as I type out the story. When I go back to revise, I shake the “marble cage” until they fall into the right order and I fine tune it all.
If you could give one piece of advice to writers trying to get published, what would that advice be? Never, never give up.
What's up next for you and your writing? Book two: Echoes of The Chronicles of Shilo Manor and Aumelan are neck in neck for my next publications. So, keep an eye out for them. ;)
Anything else you'd like to share with my blog readers? Thank you for joining me today. I hope you enjoy my worlds as much as I enjoy sharing them. Do drop buy Cornerstone Deep. They’d love to have you visit.
Where can we read more about you and your work? You can visit my website at http://charleneawilson.com to catch sneak peaks of what I’m working on along with a book trailer of Cornerstone Deep. Cornerstone Deep is available in paperback and e-formats at classactbooks.com or Amazon.com. Thank you so much for having me, Susan. It was a real treat.
Thank you for sharing your work with us, Charlene. J