Interview with literary, women’s, chick lit author Wilnona Marie

Today I’m chatting
with Wilnona Marie about her women’s fiction novel, And I Thought Divorce Was Bad: With Other Life Lessons.
Welcome, Wilnona. Please tell us a little bit about
yourself.
I started writing
when I was seven years old. Hence, later I say I wanted to be a doctor when I
grew up then a writer. I wanted to be a doctor when I was five, so it’s a
chronological list. Anyway, I’ve been writing since then. I was first published
when I was seventeen. I still have the literary magazine, it’s a little
tattered now. I took a hiatus during marriage. After I wrote my name on the
divorce papers the ink just kept right writing through three more novels and
three series.
Please tell us about your current release.
The book is setup as life
lessons. Each of the five authors has there say in the section. Really the book
is a conversation with the reader about heartbreak, the pain it causes, and
learning to accept who you in the aftermath of a normal or abusive
relationship. I don’t think any of the authors complete their journey, but they
begin to accept where and who they have become.
What inspired you to write this book?
I was with my sister one
day driving along and I was telling her another story about an awful date. She
said I should write the stories in a book, because they are unbelievable. I
took her advice with a grain of salt and continued on with my story. My sister
was silent so I asked if she is listening. Her response was yes, but she added, “You
should call the book And I Thought Divorce Was Bad, because your divorce was
bad but what happened after was worse.” That was the birth of the book.
What exciting story are you working on next?
I plan on revisiting my
first series. I just finished Widow’s
Debt
vol.1 and it is at the editor’s office. What I am currently writing is
a romance novel with another author, Jess.
Do you write full-time? If so, what’s your work day
like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to
write?
I run my own business,
assist in the day to day operations in a friend’s small business, and volunteer
within the deaf community.
I always find time to
write, because it is more of a compulsion than hobby. When I wake up I think
about breakfast, exercise, and what my characters will do today. A way to jot
or type something down is with me at all times.
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
If writing my novels by
hand isn’t quirky enough I tend to start at the end of a notebook and write
towards the front.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A doctor or a writer.
Anything additional you want to share with the
readers?
Thanks for reading the
book or checking out this interview. I would love to hear from any readers. I
love the feedback and not just in reviews. Please e-mail
andithoughtdivorcewasbad@yahoo.com (yes I’m exceedingly old school), or hit me up on
Facebook or on Goodreads. Can’t wait to hear from you.

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Thanks for being here today, Wilnona!

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