Success only flourishes in perseverance -- ceaseless, restless perseverance.
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

One Word Interview with Yolanda Renee

Today we have mystery author Yolanda Renee in the writing chair. Thanks for being with us Yolanda!

House is on fire! What do you grab first?
Patches! (Our house did catch on fire last March, and Patches, my Boston terrier is the only thing I grabbed. I never thought about my laptop, or my purse. I panicked.)

Aw. That's a lucky dog. And I sure hope your house was okay!

You've been called upon to solve a murder. What fictional detective do you want by your side?
Walt Longmire. He has that stoic demeanor that almost but not quite masks a hidden passion.

Sounds perfect!

Which of your characters is most like you?
Mavis.She's a meddler, always right, and has all the answers.

Heehee. That's terrific.

What historical figure would you most like to have lunch with?

Interesting. I think that's the first time a still-living historical figure was named. I hope someday you get the chance!

You're having your favorite author over for dinner. What are you serving? 
Shepherd's Pie. (To have Margaret Mitchell and Stephen King in the same room at the same table – how awesome would that be?)

That would be awesome indeed. And Shepherd's Pie is one of my favorites!

Thanks for asking me Angie, this was a blast!

Thank you for being here, Yolanda!

Yolanda Renée really wanted to be a drummer, or a racecar driver. Obviously she's neither, but they are on her bucket list, that, and owning her very own fire breathing dragon! Renée claims to have always loved books, and that it was through books that she escaped and experienced all the things she'd only been able to dream about. Through the stories, the characters, and the places created by talented authors, such as Caroline Keene, Margaret Mitchell, and Stephen King. She now reads K J Larsen , Jennifer Hillier, Joanie McDonell, J D Robb, and well, pretty much everyone and anyone who gets their words in front of her! SHE LOVES BOOKS! Renée says she's always been a writer, and that making things up gets her through the day - a crazy imagination is a good thing - right? An adventurous spirit took Yolanda Renée to Alaska where she hiked the Brooks Range, traveled from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez, and learned to sleep under the midnight sun. She claims her vivid imagination as a blessing, a habit, a hobby, a calling and sometimes a curse. Renée now resides in Central Pennsylvania with her husband, two sons, and Boston terrier, Patches.
You can find Renée here:
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Memories of Murder
Decades ago, the seeds were planted …
Today, dark, fathomless eyes rake the image before him. One final task and the transformation is complete. Steady fingers screw intricately carved horns on each side of a stiff brow, and a gargoyle suitable for Notre Dame scowls from the smokey mirror in satisfaction. A jagged smile rips through his smooth, hairless face, and inked, reptilian scales caress his naked body. A laugh of hideous resonance emanates from his gut as the demons of hell welcome Lucifer into their fold. In a dungeon-like chamber, his Lilith awaits. The kidnapped daughter of a nun, groomed to fit the final piece in the complex puzzle for world domination. Will Lucifer marry his bride, on the summer solstice? Only two things stand in his way ...His greed ...
And ...
Detective Steven Quaid.
***** ***** *****
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Yolanda Renee said...

Thanks again, Angie, this was fun and most definitely hard to answer with just one word. You always feel you have to explain the one word! LOL

Just like a wordy writer! :)

Julie Flanders said...

Great interview, ladies! I love that Patches was what you grabbed, Yolanda, I know I would have done the same. <3

Tara Tyler said...

fun interview! awesome answers!
and you made me hungry!

Yolanda Renee said...

Julie, I was so worried about her. I got her outside and then went back in because I forgot a jacket. I was in my nightgown, she followed me. After that it was out of the house and next door. She was so scared!

Tara, me too, wish someone would make me some Shepherd's Pie! Oh dear, that's my job! LOL

Angie said...

I am totally having Shepherd's Pie for dinner tonight! Thanks all.

Renae W. Mackley said...

These one-word interviews are fun.
Angie, I just read your Christmas short story, Singing with the Angels, and wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed it. Great relationship conflict that comes together through the medium of music. Well done!

klahanie said...

Greetings Angie and Yolanda,

What an interesting interview. Of course, it should be explained that no actual Shepherds are used in Shepherd's pie.

Thanks for having the everywhere Yolanda visit your site. I'm wishing her much fulfilment with her writing endeavours. Penny says hi to Patches! :)

Gary :)

Terry W. Ervin II said...

Liking a meddler the most, eh? :)

Yolanda Renee said...

Angie, save me some!

Renae, Angie is the expert at the one word interview! Loads of fun!

Gary: Yup, I'm everywhere, it's getting to be ridiculous isn't it. Wonder if I'm selling any books?
Patches says hi to Penny! Says she's looking forward to the next case! LOL

Terry, Yep, I'm a meddler, always have been. Ask for my advice and I'll give it! No hesitation! LOL