Guest Fox, Wendy Knight

Please Welcome the Hound’s Guest Fox

By Jeff Salter

I can no longer tell you exactly when I first encountered Wendy Knight – my Guest Fox this week – but I’m sure it was somewhere on the author page for Clean Reads [formerly Astraea Press]. Funny, full of energy, creative, and helpful / generous to a fault. It was she who helped me set up my Facebook Author Page … patiently holding my hand the entire way. At that point, she hardly knew me — I could’ve been an axe murderer, for all she knew.

I’ve joined her street team, Wendy’s Warriors, where something is always going on!

Probably the only reason I haven’t invited Wendy to be my Guest Fox before now is that I tend to forget when our guest weeks are coming up and then don’t have time to book anyone. But this time, I actually checked the calendar!

Here are my questions for our lovely guest:

  1. Have you ever encountered people who seem unable / unwilling to comprehend that writing is something you are driven to do?

In my early writing, yes. I had family members who thought it was a waste of time and that I should do other things. But when I met my husband, he pushed me to continue my writing instead of abandon it, and I’ve never stopped since.

  1. If you were not a writer, can you imagine what else you might do to express the creativity within you?

Maybe be a lion tamer? I don’t know. I have no creative skills except for writing!

  1. If sales (money) and critics (reviews) were immaterial to you, what genre and length would you write?

What I’m writing! I’ve dabbled in lots of different genres, but my favorite is young adult urban fantasy/sci-fi.

  1. Give us at least one example of someone who has contacted you and expressed how much your writing meant to them.

I met some of my best friends through my stories. They read them, re-read them, helped promote them, and wrote me to tell me thank you for bringing them my work. Of course, I grabbed onto them and didn’t let go. Those are the kinds of people authors need to keep around!

  1. In the interviews & blog questions you’ve handled over the years, what is one writing question which you’ve WISHED had been asked of you… but never has been asked?

Why don’t you quit, when faced with so much negativity and rejection?

  1. What’s your answer to # 5 above?

Because I write my stories for the characters. To bring them to life. And I’m not a murderer!

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Warrior Beautiful Book Blurb:

Working with the ex you secretly love to save the souls of the innocent is almost as bad as working with a mighty battle unicorn who would be thrilled to watch you plummet to your death.

Scout is used to pain. Her body has been broken, her heart has been broken, and the only thing keeping her together is her relationship with her younger sister. Lil Bit believes in unicorns and terrifying monsters she calls soul stealers. But unicorns and monsters aren’t real… are they?

When Lil Bit falls prey to the mysterious disease sweeping the country, Scout has two options — believe the doctors who say it’s a pandemic or believe Lil Bit, who says it’s the soul stealers. She chooses her sister and goes looking for the unicorns who are supposed to save them. What she finds aren’t the cute pastel mythical creatures she expects. Battle unicorns are big and tough and full of attitude. Who knew?

Unicorns are real and so are the monsters. Soul stealers are reaping the souls of the innocent, and the unicorns are fighting to stop them. But to save the world, they need the help of humans — the enemy they’re dying to protect. And first to sign up for the fight is the ex-boyfriend Scout’s heart won’t stop loving, no matter how determined she is to hate him.

Buy Link:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FWEGHZ6/ref=tsm_1_fb_lk

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Author Bio:

Wendy Knight is the award-winning, bestselling author of the young adult series Fate on Fire and Riders of Paradesos. She was born and raised in Utah by a wonderful family who spoiled her rotten because she was the baby. Now she spends her time driving her husband crazy with her many eccentricities (no water after five, terror when faced with a live phone call, no touching the knives…you get the idea). She also enjoys chasing her three adorable kids, playing tennis, watching football, reading, and hiking. Camping is also big — her family is slowly working toward a goal of seeing all the National Parks in the U.S.

You can usually find her with at least one Pepsi nearby, wearing ridiculously high heels for whatever the occasion. And if everything works out just right, she will also be writing.

[ JLS # 239 ]

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About jeff7salter

Currently writing romantic comedy, screwball comedy, and romantic suspense. Twelve completed novels and five completed novellas. Working with three royalty publishers: Clean Reads, Dingbat Publishing, & TouchPoint Press/Romance. "Size Matters" -- Oct. 2016 "The Duchess of Earl" -- Jul. 2016 "Stuck on Cloud Eight" -- Nov. 2015, "Pleased to Meet Me" (novella) -- Oct. 2015, "One Simple Favor" (novella) -- May 2015, "The Ghostess & MISTER Muir" -- Oct. 2014, "Scratching the Seven-Month Itch" -- Sept. 2014, "Hid Wounded Reb" -- Aug. 2014, "Don't Bet On It" (novella) -- April 2014, "Curing the Uncommon Man-Cold -- Dec. 2013, "Echo Taps" (novella) -- June 2013, "Called To Arms Again" -- (a tribute to the greatest generation) -- May 2013, "Rescued By That New Guy in Town" -- Oct. 2012, "The Overnighter's Secrets" -- May 2012. Co-authored two non-fiction books about librarianship (with a royalty publisher), a chapter in another book, and an article in a specialty encyclopedia. Plus several library-related articles and reviews. Also published some 120 poems, about 150 bylined newspaper articles, and some 100 bylined photos. Worked about 30 years in librarianship. Formerly newspaper editor and photo-journalist. Decorated veteran of U.S. Air Force (including a remote ‘tour’ of duty in the Arctic … at Thule AB in N.W. Greenland). Married; father of two; grandfather of six.
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28 Responses to Guest Fox, Wendy Knight

  1. jbrayweber says:

    Pretty cover, Wendy. And intriguing blurb.
    I hope those early naysayers have recognized your talent, now. But isn’t it great to surround yourself with like-minded people and friends and family who encourage, foster and believe in you? Golden!

    Jenn!

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  2. jeff7salter says:

    Welcome to my Guest Fox, Wendy Knight. It’s Hound Day and I hope many of you will visit and comment.

    Like

  3. Kim marcum says:

    HI WENDY!!!! cant wait for your next release…even though it’s not Rocker Boy first;). For any visitors to this page, I have all of Wendy’s books and they are awesome!! I love stories that draw me in and Wendy’s books do that:). Be sure to add hers to your collection…you won’t be disappointed!!

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  4. Patricia Kiyono says:

    Great interview! Isn’t it awesome to have people supporting you and helping you chase your dream? Although it would be interesting to watch your lion-taming show.

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  5. what a great interview! Wendy is a wonderful friend and amazing author. My kids and I love her books.
    I’m glad you stopped by today.

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  6. Wendy, how did the day get away from me without getting here to you?! It’s so nice to have you visit us here. Jeff told me nothing new when he said what a great gal you are!
    I wish you all the best in your writing and in life!

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  7. Enika Dobbs says:

    I loved this interview! Jeff, you did a great job. I learned something new about Wendy, that she would be a lion tamer if she wasn’t a writer. Love it! Wendy is an amazing writer and a wonderful person. I met her through her Facebook page and she was so gracious and kind, that I became a fan of her and her books. I have read, okay devoured, all of her books and I am anxiously awaiting the release of Soul’s Agent 2.0 and Rocker Boy.

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  8. pjharjo says:

    You are so fortunate to have such a supportive husband as you do, Wendy.

    My answer to #5?

    5. In the interviews & blog questions you’ve handled over the years, what is one writing question which you’ve WISHED had been asked of you… but never has been asked?

    I don’t think I have an answer for that.

    Thanks for having Wendy by, Jeff!

    Warrior Beautiful sounds Great! My Kind of Read!

    Janette

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  9. Very nice interview, and thank you for sharing with us a little bit about you and your books. The book cover is beautiful and the blurb interesting

    What age group would your books be appropriate for? I am the grandmother of 10 precious grandchildren and thrilled to say that the ones in school. love books! I think they get that from me because I am an avid reader, with reading and reviewing 840 books in 2015. I have Grandchildren from 2 years up to 14 years of age. The school children are from Kindergarten to Eighth grade.

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