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Monday, 4 February 2008
Getting to Know Beth Wylde
Topic: Author Interview
Beth Wylde the person:

1.  What three words do you think describe you as a human being? 

 Protective, Imaginative, Outgoing

2.  How do you think others would describe you? 

Hopefully they'd see me as the same and would enjoy hanging around with me.

3.  Please tell us what you are most passionate about outside of writing.

My family, especially my children. I love them and want to keep them safe and happy. In the world today that isn't always easy or possible but I try my best.

4.  Do you have any pets? If so, introduce us to them. 

We have two dogs now. We had a third but our beloved Shadow passed away last year along with our three year old Beta fish. Now we have Liz: an 10 year old German Shepard/Chow mix and our newest addition a 5 month old Chocolate Lab named Quik. She's just a big baby. They come inside occassionally but they are just too big for our small house so mostly they live in the huge home we've built for them outdoors.

5.  What is your most precious memory? 

Looking down on my children for the first time right after their birth.

6.  What is your most embarassing memory?

Not really sure I can pick just one, I have so many. I'm always putting my foot in my mouth. I really need a filter between it and my brain.
7.  If you weren’t a writer, what would you be doing with your life? 

Writing has always been my dream. I've been making up stories since I was in grade school. If I couldn't write my next dream would have been to be a singer. I like to entertain.
Beth Wylde the writer:

8.  Can you describe the time you realized you were indeed a “real” writer? 

When I got my first acceptance letter and signed my first book contract. Winning REC's 2007 F/F Author of the Year recently was a big validation for me as well.
9.  What is going on with your writing these days? 

I'm hard at work on three projects. A follow up to my favorite female couple, Kara and Elizabeth. A new GLBT BDSM idea I'm bouncing around and also I'm putting the finishes touches on an adult fairytale rewrite of Little Red Riding Hood. I have my first release from Torquere Press coming in April and a release from Phaze coming in May.
10.  What are your future goals for your writing?

Honestly? I'd love to be able to have my books found in all the big bookstores whether online or in print.

11.  Can you describe a typical writing day for you? 

Nothing in my life is typical, LOL I write whenever I can find the time though lately I've been doing it a lot. My muse is running rampant and refusing to be ignored. If the kids won't let me sit down at the computer then I find myself a notebook and write, then transcribe it later once everyone has gone to bed. It's double the work but I usually write better longhanded anyway. To save myself some abuse on my wrist I bought myself a dictation headset and software. 
12.  Why do you write? 

Because I have stories in my head that have to go somewhere and I enjoy it too. Having a reader tell me how much they liked something I wrote is the best feeling in the world.
13.  What writer most inspires you? Why? 

I prefer stories with erotic content which is why I write what I write. Any author that is willing to push the envelope is someone I can look up to. I have lots of favorites, not sure I can name which one inspires me most. Top three would be LKH, J.R. Ward and Kim Harrison for their paranormal erotic writing. They each have built such amazing worlds and the characters seem so real. You know the author is good when something happens to one of the characters and you feel like you've lost your best friend.
14.  How do you define your writing?

Definitely erotic, hopefully interesting and entertaining as well. My paranormal tends to be a lot darker than my F/F stories.

15.  In one sentence—what do you want people to say about your writing in fifty years?

Beth Wylde was one of the most imaginative and exciting erotic writers to ever come along. (It's a bit lofty but I figured if I'm going to dream I ought to dream big)

Beth Wylde the details:

16.  Can you tell us where to find more information on you? Website? Blog? 

Lot's of places. My website addy is: My yahoo group is: you can find all the links to my other things on the main website like my myspace page and my guestbook and my books and their publishers but here are the addys. My Myspace page: My publishers so far are:
Torquere Press and Phaze

17.  Is there a place where readers can reach you? My Yahoo IM id is b.wylde or email me at I love to chat online.

18.  Can you list all your book titles so people can look for them?

Switching Sides-f/f themed erotica will be released in April by Torquere Press
The Big Four-Oh!-m/f/f/m will be out from Phaze in May
and I have two subs I haven't heard back about yet. ^_^
19.  . For new readers—what can they expect when they read your book(s)?
Strong, vivid characters, good coherent plot and some wickedly hot sex scenes. I want them to feel everything my lead character goes through.
In conclusion:

20.  Take as much space as necessary to speak to our readers—what would you like them to know about you and your writing?

I write from the heart. I truly do believe in a happy ending. As for the sex scenes if it doesn't turn me on you won't find it in one of my books. I want my characters to be as lifelike as possible and for readers to fall into the story. I want my book to be the kind that once you start you can't put it down until it's over. I love to hear input from readers too. I like unusual and new themes. I also want to be the type of author that is easy to approach and chat with. So many readers seem to be intimidated by authors they enjoy. I'm just a regular person who took a chance to get my stories published. I won't bite. LOL ^_^
I also think e-books are going to be the wave of the future. With everyone trying to be more environmentally friendly, e-books just make sense.

Posted by joyceanthony at 12:01 AM EST
Updated: Monday, 4 February 2008 3:22 AM EST
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