Today, please help me welcome Wareeze Woodson. Wareeze, why don’t you tell us a little something about yourself?
Writing historical romance was a hobby of mine until recently. Now I’m an excited published author. I am a native Texan married to my high school sweetheart. I have traveled all over the US and beyond.
Tell us about your book.
My first book under my pen name, Wareeze Woodson was released by Soul Mate Publishing on Amazon May 3, 2013. I’m thrilled. I already have a 5 star review. Conduct Unbecoming of a Gentleman is a Regency novel in which a lovely young widow must fight to stay in her young son’s life. To complicate matters, the man that killed her husband is after her as well. Will her son’s new guardian hold fast to his prejudices against beautiful woman or will he help her before she meets the same fate as her husband?
Congratulations on the release of your first book and on the 5-star review!
Why do you write and have you always dreamed of writing?
I have always been an avid reader but I never seriously considered writing. Changing some parts of those books always intrigued me and one day I wrote my thoughts down on paper. No computer at the time. After joining RWA, I’ve taken classes, attended meetings and joined a critique group. Now I am a published author. YEAH!
What drew you to write Regency era novels?
I love the Regency era and have read 100s of books set in that period. Actually, most historical romances whatever the era fascinate me.
When you’re working on a manuscript, what motivates you? What frustrates you?
Drifting away to another time and place is always thrilling, especially when I can manipulate the scene and situation. When the phone rings or my sweet husband wants to ask me a question, my chain of thought is broken. The thread MIGHT have been perfect for the story too. The frustrating moment always seems to occur when the hero is on the verge of kissing the heroine or facing some direr catastrophe.
I can so relate! What are you working on now?
My present manuscript is based around the same time period. The hero is a diplomat and he marries a girl in Latvia. He must return to England to attend his father’s deathbed. The heroine will follow in a few weeks only to be trapped in Latvia during an uprising. After a few years, she escapes on the way to her husband’s loving arms. He is told his wife is dead and after years of grief, he moves on with his life. On the night he plans to announce his betrothal to another, his wife and son arrive on his doorstep. Their story is 3/4 down on paper only waiting for the ending to hurry and arrive.
Sounds exciting! What advice would you give aspiring authors?
Everyone out there with a dream, keep writing. Hard work, hard work, write, write, write and you’ll finally get there. Keep reading your favorite authors and learn from them what works and what doesn’t.
What do you like to read?
I continue to read Regency but I also enjoy contemporary as well. Always romance because there must always be a happy ever after ending. I’ve long admired Elizabeth Thornton and all of her work. Her characters seemed real and she could always touch the emotions of the reader.
Describe your perfect Sunday.
On a perfect Sunday, after church we go out to eat lunch. Although I like to cook, I always appreciate going out for a meal, especially on Sunday afternoon. If possible, a nap is nice or a visit from some of my children.
Sounds like a lovely, relaxing Sunday.
- If Lady Laurel Laningham travels fast and far enough, will she gain the freedom she seeks to remain in her young son’s life or will she lose everything?
Recently widowed, Lady Laurel Laningham glanced around the interior of the overturned coach. With her young son in her arms, the task of climbing out of the crippled vehicle appeared overwhelmingly difficult. At that moment, a stranger offered his help and reached down for the child, but before she could struggle out after him, he immediately rode off with her son. She followed only to discover the fellow was Jamie’s new guardian. If she wanted any part in her son’s future, she must fight her sister-in-law plus her own deep attraction to Jamie’s new guardian.
Furious that the widow would abscond with his ward, Lord Adron Gladrey rescued Jamie, determined to protect him from a selfish mother able to persuade men to do her bidding and uncaring enough to expose her son to untold danger. After seeing her beauty for himself, he believed every word against her. He vowed she would soon learn he was not so easy to manipulate.
Complicating her life still further, a villainous jewel thief committed murder for a rare blue diamond she had no idea was in her possession and he would kill again. After many twist and turns, she must fight for her life. Will her son’s guardian put aside his prejudices against beautiful women in time to help her or will she follow her husband to an early grave?
Thank you for joining me today. You can buy Conduct Unbecoming of a Gentleman at Amazon. You can find more on Wareeze Woodson and her books at: