A to Z Challenge: Z is for Wendi Zwaduk

Welcome to the Nice Girls Writing Naughty version of the A-Z Challenge! Today’s featured guest author is Wendi Zwaduk.

Here’s a bit more about Wendi:

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Wendi Zwaduk is a multi-published, award-winning author of more than one-hundred short stories and novels. She’s been writing since 2008 and published since 2009. Her stories range from the contemporary and paranormal to BDSM and LGBTQ themes. No matter what the length, her works are always hot, but with a lot of heart. She enjoys giving her characters a second chance at love, no matter what the form. She’s been the runner up in the Kink Category at Love Romances Café as well as nominated at the LRC for best contemporary, best ménage and best anthology. Her books have made it to the bestseller list at Amazon.com. She also writes under the name of Megan Slayer.

When she’s not writing, she spends time with her husband and son as well as three dogs and three cats. She enjoys art, music and racing, but football is her sport of choice.

And Here’s her interview:

What story first hooked you as a reader?
Murder on the Orient Express. I couldn’t wait to see who had committed the murder and couldn’t put it down…so much so that I nearly got into trouble at school. I was reading the book in the middle of English class instead of diagramming sentences. But, but, but I HAD to know who had done it. The teacher didn’t agree. She took the book away until the end of class. Imagine, me as a sixth grader being denied the chance to read in English class. Hehe. But it all worked out. I got the book back, love reading and still do. Oh, and I still have that copy of MotOE. 🙂

When did you know you first HAD to write?
When I read a book about stock car racing and the author didn’t bother to include much about racing. At the time, I thought the driver’s job should be more important, but looking back, I see why the author did it. There’s only so much room in the story sometimes and some details need to be cut. That said, once those characters of mine that were in stock car racing started talking, I was helpless to stop them. Many, many books later, I’m glad they didn’t shut up.
What excites you most about your current work-in-progress?
I’m working with a dear friend on one of her series and we’re writing a special edition just for the Lori Foster Reader and Author Get Together. I love my blue faery in my story and her foul mouth. She’s a trip. Plus, I’m writing with a dear friend, what could be better than that?

Introvert or Extrovert? How does this affect your work?

Depends on who you ask. I’m all about my quiet time, but I like people, too. I’m an extra-introvert. I made the word up, but it’s true. I want to be with people when I want to and have alone time when I want to. I’m not the type to hermit, but I don’t mind doing most things on my own. Maybe I’m just selfish…I don’t know. But it affects my work in that I have to write when the characters want, but they doesn’t always jive with my home life. Family does come first. 🙂 I do what I have to and work to my deadlines, but I’m not above hiding out if it means getting stuff done.

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