|RYCJ - Author|
For some reason RYCJ you have always been a sort of enigma to me. When I read you blog I see all sorts of very clever things and write ups and so on but can never quite put a finger on all that you have your little fingers in. Please give me the full scope. You have carte blanche here.
I’d love to also delve into your publishing experience right quick and ask, what are the top 2 no no’s for authors when:
- Preparing for book release?
- Promotion post release?
If anyone of them could be adapted into a movie, what would it be (Why):
- A tv drama
- A play
- A comic
If you were picked to write a movie script:
Who would you pick as your co-writers (only 2):
I have no idea. Left on my own to chose, I suppose I might turn to one of the colleges and post a want ad maybe?
Who would be your male and female lead?
Someone with the Angela Bassett and Denzel Washington or Sam Jackson magnetism. I know there's a lot of new talent out here, so I wouldn't want to overlook this thread, but would be looking for mature talent who can tone it down, or bring it up… any way the character, or story needs to go!
Which of your books would have inspired it?
Probably the Rhapsody Series. It’s the only story where I can see those type characters, more than any of the others.
Which one of your books is closest to your heart?
Lockbox. I love that book because it is the first story I wrote as lengthy, and as quickly, ad libbing all the way, where the story came together like putting together a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle in a few minutes. Plus, the story is so darn silly it's hilarious.
Of all your books which character do you:
Love the most?
Leiatra in the Rhapsody series is my favorite. And of course it's because she is me… so-to-speak, or maybe I wished.
And which is the unruly one you could strangle every time they pitch up?
None really. I haven't been able to write a character I truly dislike, though maybe Lolita, Leiatra's best friend in the Rhapsody Series. Yes, Lu-Lu might be the most annoying, but then too, when characters get annoying, I just write less of them until I'm ready to hear from them.
What were the biggest highlights of your writing career?
What is the ideal experience you want the reader to have through your books?
Great question! I write to entertain. Although I hope my books are insightful, I am aware of how blunt many of my stories are. Even so, I ABSOLUTELY do not want readers to close any of my books feeling depressed or sad. My main objective is that readers are laughing, shaking their heads, and closing the book remembering little scenes that stay with them, hopefully in a good way, forever.
Rhonda, what are you gifting two of my readers with?
Wendy, thank you so much. You've asked some very insightful, engaging questions. Hope you and your readers enjoy my responses, and of course wish you and your family the best this year, and on.
And for your readers I will gift them anyone of the following paperback titles: