Friday, December 9, 2011

Roxanne Smolen's Wolf Boy

Good morning, folks. I'm sitting here with author Roxanne Smolen to discuss her new release, The Amazing Wolf Boy. Welcome back, Roxanne. Help yourself to a cranberry orange muffin and cup of hot tea.

Yum, Susan. Thanks for having me again.

For those who may have missed your first interivew, please give us a short biography.

My name is Roxanne Smolen, and I write science fiction. I’ve been writing professionally since the year 2000. Before that, I guess I wrote unprofessionally. I have nine published novels. My first three books were adult fiction. Someone said that sex sells, so I thought I’d try my hand at it. Since then, I decided that I didn’t want to write anything my grandkids weren’t allowed to read. Now my books are rated PG—no bad language, and no overt love scenes.

What books came along at just the right time to influence your reading/writing?

Harry Potter had an impact on me, for what it was as much as for what it wasn’t. I was amazed at how Rowling took the rules of writing for young adults and threw them in the air. Her books were big. She used big words. And still she wrote some of the most popular books of all time. She taught me that it’s great characters and good stories that make a book memorable, not rules.

Please give us a short synopsis of your new book, The Amazing Wolf Boy.

Being a teenager is difficult enough without having to hide the fact that you’re a werewolf. Cody would do anything to be a regular kid again, especially after he meets Brittany, the most perfect girl in the world. But when Brittany is kidnapped and her life threatened, Cody learns to appreciate his untried super powers. Can he rescue her in time?

When do you accomplish your best writing?

I’m a morning person. Around 6:00, I brew a pot of Earl Grey, sit with my laptop in my comfy chair, and write. On a good day, my tea grows cold because I forget to drink it. On a very good day, I forget to eat lunch, as well.

Is there another book on the horizon?

One of the joys of writing, or reading for that matter, is when the characters get under your skin and feel like friends. I love Cody and Brittany too much to let them go, so I’m writing a second book that picks up right where the first one ends. Hopefully, I’ll continue documenting their lives for a dozen books or more.

After hours of intense writing, how do you unwind?

Don’t laugh, but I like to watch old science fiction television shows. Firefly, Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica. I spend my evenings with them. Currently, I’m revisiting Torchwood.

Is The Amazing Wolf Boy available in print, ebook, and Kindle?

My book will be released in print on October 28th. You can pre-order it at Barnes and Noble  It’s available as an ebook at All Romance Ebooks

Or buy it now for your Kindle

Where can we get more information about you?

You can find me most anywhere. I try to keep a digital presence. My favorites are:

Thanks for having me, Susan. It’s always a pleasure. 

Back at you, Roxanne.         


Molly T. said...

I've read the book, and it's "amazing", as is the hero, the wolf boy. I recommend it highly.
Molly Tabachnikov

Anonymous said...

The book is sitting in front of me just waiting for me to dig into it. Come and join me.


John Bradford said...

I enjoyed the interview! Good luck with the book!

Laurianne Macdonald said...

As always, Rox epitomizes the talented writer and creative mind we all hope to be. She knows the business as well as she knows how to spin a good yarn.

Regina Duke said...

Great interview, Roxanne! I love those old science fiction shows, too. It's why we like to write SF, I suppose. :-)

Christmas is coming, so I have the perfect excuse to buy myself a great book!

Anonymous said...

I've read some of Roxanne's work and I'm treating myself to this book for the holidays. She's such a gifted writer.
Greta B.