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Friday, 15 February 2008
Getting to Know Sharolyn Wells
Topic: Author Interview
Sharolyn Wells the person:

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

Loving, generous, Willing to go that extra mile for someone else

2.   How do you think others would describe you?

My best friend Tony describes me as Creative, a fierce and loyal friend, constantly assaulted by new story ideas by my ever-elusive Muse, but always willing to help another writer who's stuck.

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

I think family first, then friends (of course, some of my friends have become like my extended family); Music (all kinds but love classical and classic rock and country the best); learning-want to go back to college one day and finish getting my bachelor's degree

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

No pets, unless you count my hubby Phil

5.  What is your most precious memory?

Christmas 1962. My grandfather had been asking for a new car for the past six months, so my mom bought him a little Tonka truck. He kept that car on a shelf in his house until he died on my birthday except 10 months later.

6.  What is your most embarrassing memory?

Oh, Lord! Telling Russell H. that I was in love with him, as a sophomore in high school and then him telling me he was gay.

7.   If you weren't a writer, what would you be doing with your life?

I've been writing since I was 13. Before that, my sister and I would lie in bed and we would dream about visiting places all over the world. We would describe everything we saw at the places we went. So I guess I always was a writer in one sense or another.

8.  In two paragraphs or less write your obituary.

Sharolyn Wells was born on October 25, 1951 in Muskogee OK, the daughter of the late Billie Dean and Zelda M. (Fulk) Atchison. She is survived by her loving husband Phillip, daughters Lori K. Butler and Megan K. Wells. In life, Sharolyn-also known as Shay to her friends-was a generous, loving and loyal friend.

Sharolyn has been a writer her entire life and has an extensive career in both print, e-books and movies. Her film and book "Ghost of Killough Castle" was an instant success with her public. She died sitting at her keyboard working on another classic.

Sharolyn Wells the writer:

9.  Can you describe the time you realized you were indeed a "real" writer?

The first time my sister read my first short story (I was 13) and she told me it was "as good as anything I read in school"/

10.  What is going on with your writing these days?

My first e-book will be released from about March 1. I'm working on rewrites of a paranormal romance that I wrote about 20 years ago. And have three other novels I want to rewrite. I also have ideas for 20 other novels that are in various stages of work.

11.  What are your future goals for your writing?

I want a print contract. I want to be the next Janet Dailey or the next Tom Clancy. I have 40 novels finished; have ideas for 20 more. I could make some agent RICH, if they would give me a chance to show them my work.

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

I usually write from about 9 am until about 4:30 pm, then watch TV with Phil until about 10 pm, then write for about 3 hours after that before I go to bed.

13.  Why do you write?

Whatever the Elusive Muse sends me-LOL. Seriously, I write science fiction, fantasy, romantic suspense and mysteries, and paranormal romance.

14.  What writer most inspires you?  Why?

My first genre fiction to read was Andre Norton. She doesn't write HARD science fiction but social science fiction. How does this character react taken out of their quiet boring life and put into a situation where they have to step up to the plate. (Cliché, I know but that's how it makes me feel). That's the kind of science fiction I write too.

15.  How do you define your writing?

Before today, basic story telling, but I went to a writer's workshop over the weekend and it inspired me. I began working at 9 am, as usual, but I didn't eat "breakfast" until almost 2:30 pm.

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

"She inspired me to go into writing."

Sharolyn Wells the details:

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

The only website I have available right now is

I'm hoping to have something else before my e-book comes out.

18.  Is there a place where readers can reach you?

Through myspace. I check it every day.

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

ALL of them? OK...if you want...Ready? Plymouth Colony II is the only book I have coming out within the next couple of months, but I have some I want to submit soon.

20.  For new readers-what can they expect when they read your book(s)?

A love story. More than anything else. No matter what other situations I put my characters through, there will always be romance.

In conclusion:

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

 I hope people enjoy my writing. I'm not trying to compete with anyone else. I think there's room for all of us. I don't write what you write and you don't write what I write. If we do write in the same genre, you might tell your stories differently than I do mine. But more than anything else, I want people to know that I love romance and all of my stories will have romance in them. And I hope that those who enjoy romance will enjoy my books.


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