Interview with Tess Oliver, author of Wingman
01 Jun 2017
What can you tell us about your new release, Wingman?
Fynn and his dog Boone roll into a town that has been ravaged by tragedy. And their arrival is the catalyst to start a long needed healing, especially for a girl named Ella.
What’s the last book you read?
I just finished reading My Cousin, Rachel by Daphne du Maurier. I love her books. They are always so mysterious and gothic.
Which books would we be surprised to find on your shelves?
Well, I’ve got the usual suspects, the Austen books, the Bronte books, the Tess Oliver books (grins) a lot of romance, of course and Harry Potter, naturally. I’d say the surprising stuff would be the non-fiction books about Pirates and the Victorian Underground. Two subjects that interest me.
You are hosting a literary dinner party. Which three writers are invited?
Fun question. Mark Twain ( I hear he’s a hoot), J.K Rowling and of course, Jane Austen (boy would I love to pick her brain).
What’s a typical day like for you?
I taught school for many years, but I have a very different life now, thanks to my books. I wake up early to feed my horses and goats. Then I sit with my coffee and read my favorite news blogs to make sure the world hasn’t imploded yet. I write in one hour sessions. I can’t sit for longer than that. In between writing, I exercise and do chores around the house. My kids are grown and out of the house, (unless you count my husband) so It gives me plenty of time to brainstorm characters, plots and scenes. It’s a charmed life!
BAM. You’re a superhero. What’s your superpower?
I would want the power to save all the mistreated and abused animals in the world.
What scene in Wingman was your favorite to write?
My favorite scene to write is always the one where the two main characters meet.
Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?
Don’t take yourself too seriously and laugh a lot.
Tess Oliver is the author of the new book Wingman.
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