Anya Wylde, author of The Wicked Wager, dropped by the virtual offices for a chat. Please give her a warm welcome.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.
[Anya Wylde] I live in Ireland along with my husband and pet dog. I love dancing, reading, writing and cooking. I am scared of numbers … and spiders.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about The Wicked Wager?
[Anya Wylde] The Wicked Wager is a historical romance with a dash of mystery. It is a light hearted read in which a reformed rake, Lord Richard Hamilton, concocts a madcap scheme to speed up his wedding to Emma Grey. Unfortunately his plans start falling apart from the very beginning. Soon someone is murdered and his dreams of walking down the aisle turn into nightmares of dangling from the noose.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?
[Anya Wylde] I thought of the plot late one night as I was falling asleep. I started laughing hysterically much to my husband’s alarm. I wrote down whatever I could remember of the plot the next morning. Thereafter, I worked out the details of the characters that best suited the plot.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words best describe Emma?
[Anya Wylde] Rebellious, loyal and naughty.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If Richard had a theme song, what would it be?
[Anya Wylde] It’s my life by Bon Jovi
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things will you never find in Richard’s bedroom?
[Anya Wylde] Hmm … I think Richard will no longer have any need for cheap tobacco, a false beard, or a spade.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are your greatest creative influences?
[Anya Wylde] I adore poetry. I often read Neruda or Rosetti for inspiration. Children’s books, fantasy novels and classics inspire me as well.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things do you need in order to write?
[Anya Wylde] Tea, a warm blanket, and a laptop.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is the last book that you read that knocked your socks off?
[Anya Wylde] Love amongst chickens by PG Woodhouse.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you had to pick one book that turned you on to reading, which would it be?
[Anya Wylde] The Faraway tree by Enid Blyton.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
[Anya Wylde] Cuddling my dog and spending time with my husband or sometimes the other way around.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!
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