Are you Married? kids? pets?
What/who/ How did you get started writing?
Do you want to thank one person in particular for giving that extra push?
The first is Bill Hoagland, my poetry teacher at Northwest College, in particular. We had a public reading on our last day of class, and several of us identified the poems we read as “the last one I wrote for the class.” Bill told us, and our audience, that the last poem we write for the class will be the last one we write in our lives. I haven’t written much poetry since then, but the words really stuck with me.
Moira Crone at Louisiana State. She was my Short Novel professor, and I was so scared the first day of class, because she’s an award winning author. She’s opinionated, blunt, and a touch teacher. I got an A at the end of the semester for the first 120 pages of a contemporary novel. Her feedback was a huge confidence boost.
How many books did you attempt before you were published?
Do you have any MUST haves to write? Food, drink or time?
How many books do you have in the work now?
For your next book, What is the name and when is the release date?
What inspired you write this book?
Do you like writing hot romance scenes?
Do you have plans for another new book/series?
What is the 1st book you remember reading and falling in love with?
Who is your favorite author? Favorite series?
What is your favorite quote?
“Be who you are, and be that well.” St. Frances de Sales
Do you have a favorite book cover?
Sixteen-year-old genius Matty Ducayn has never fit in on The Hill, an ordered place seriously lacking a sense of humor. After his school’s headmaster expels him for a small act of mischief, Matty’s future looks grim until King Hadrian comes to his rescue with a challenge: answer a question for a master’s diploma.
More than a second chance, this means freedom. Masters can choose where they work, a rarity among Regents, and the question is simple.
What was January Black?
It’s a ship. Everyone knows that. Hadrian rejects that answer, though, and Matty becomes compelled by curiosity and pride to solve the puzzle. When his search for an answer turns up long-buried state secrets, Matty’s journey becomes a collision course with a deadly royal decree. He’s been set up to fail, which forces him to choose. Run for his life with the challenge lost…or call the king’s bluff.
Refreshingly intelligent and loads of fun!
I lost a few hours as I read this book. It’s a Young Adult novel that is refreshingly and astonishingly intelligent, and the love story is perfectly played out.
~Christine Ashworth, Amazon Review
The mystery was intriguing – I loved how Wendy Russo weaved in all her secrets throughout the book, how she incorporated just enough to keep you reading, while never actually divulging much of anything. I was guessing for most of it and that’s pretty hard to make me do.
~Julie, Clean Teen Reads
Wendy Russo has created a masterpiece.
~Ivan Amberlake, Author
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