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Introducing Glenda Wilson

Through the process of getting your book published you get to meet a lot of other writers who are also on the same path of writing hood. I got a chance to meet a bank of them and this is the second of many being introduced today. Let’s take a ride with Glenda Wilson.

Carol: Tell us something about yourself.

Glenda Wilson: I am an upcoming author that loves to write romance books. I have been married for 33 years to the same man, the love of my life. We have five grown children and ten grandkids. I already have another book published, Quinn’s Destiny, my first novel.


Carol: What is the name of your current book?

Glenda: Quinn's Destiny


Carol: What is your current book about?

Glenda: A Historical Romance Novel


Carol: List your other books.

Glenda: Jared's Bride: An Everlasting Love (Excerpt)


Carol: Tell us about your journey to publication.

Glenda: I started my first book, Quinn's Destiny, around twenty years ago, between kids and working I put it away and then brought it back out this year, finished it and got it published.


Carol: How long have you been writing?

Glenda: Around 20 years, while I was writing my first book I also took classes on how to write.


Carol: Why did you decide to write?

Glenda: I love to read romance books and discovered that out of reading them I also like writing them.


Carol: Who aspired you to write?

Glenda: My husband, who is also my best friend.


Carol: Who is your publisher?

Glenda: Publish America


Carol: Are you happy and satisfied with your publisher?

Glenda: Yes, so far I'm very happy with them.


Carol: What do you think about self-publishing?

Glenda: I don't know much about self- publishing. But if you have the money and means and want to, why not?


Carol: Would you self-publish?

Glenda: No, I don't think I would want to do that. It is up to what a person wants to do for themselves. Just because I would not like to self publish doesn’t mean it would be good for some one else.


Carol: There are so many new writers publishing books. What do you think of this trend of writers?

Glenda: I know for me writing is enjoyable and creating a world the way I would like it. But I know a lot are hurting and it is good therapy, their way of dealing with the hurt.


Carol: Who are your favorite authors?

Glenda: Kathleen E. Woodwiss


Carol: What is your favorite book?

Glenda: Shannon by Kathleen E. Woodwiss. (Shannon at


Carol: What do you want to accomplish with your books?

Glenda: For them to be enjoyed by millions.


Carol: How long does it take you to write a novel?

Glenda: Three to Six months.


Carol: What successes has your current book done for you?

Glenda: So far what few people that have had the pleasure of reading my book, loves it. But it has yet to be published so other than being published, that is the success of my book.


Carol: What are some of the tools you use for marketing?

Glenda: Telling everybody and pushing my family and friends to talk about my book to everybody. I use my website and I have made up book markers and as soon as I get my book cover I will make up business cards and also I plan on having bumper stickers made up for cars.


Carol: What is your next book about?

Glenda: It is also a Historical Romance Novel


Carol: What is your website so readers can visit you?



Carol: How can readers get in touch with you through email?



Carol: What are some of your favorite websites for writers?

Glenda: So far I don't have any favorite websites


Carol: Did you take any writing classes?

Glenda: Yes


Carol: What motivates you to write?

Glenda: Escaping into a world I create.


Carol: How do you spend your writing time?

Glenda: Writing my novels and then perfecting them as best as I can.


Carol: What is your favorite genre of writing?

Glenda: Romance


Carol: What is your favorite voice to write in?

Glenda: Third party


Carol: Where do you see yourself with your writing in five years?

Glenda: Asuccessful writer


Carol: What advice would you give for aspiring authors?

Glenda: Do what you enjoy, don't give up. Never stop seeking for improvement.


Carol: Do you have an agent? If so how does an agent work for you or doesn’t work for you?

Glenda: No I don't have an agent. I never thought of having one, but that don't mean I won't check into it in the future if I can find a good one.


Thank you Ms. Wilson for granting me this interview and our readers will be sure to check out your novel, Quinn’s Destiny.

Quinn's Destiny at Amazon

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