Today, Wendy Sparrow is visiting the virtual offices! Wendy’s here to chat about Frosted, and then you can enter to win a beautiful sterling silver snowflake necklace with blue and white Swarovski crystals as well as a copy of Frosted!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.
[Wendy Sparrow] Wife. Mother. Quirky. Obsessive and compulsive. Addicted to Mtn Dew. Professional Insomniac. Believer in happily-ever-afters. Easily amused.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Frosted?
[Wendy Sparrow] Frosted is Jack Frost’s love story. Seven years ago, as prophesied, Kate fell through the ice and into his world. Jack is the Peter Pan of winter at the time. He’s giddy that he’s found his queen and doesn’t see any obstacles. Kate, on the other hand, comes from a broken family and she’s never thought anything could last forever let alone have an immortal bond with a guy she’d thought was only part of a song. In return for marrying him, Jack lets Kate go back to the mortal world so she can say goodbye…and Kate runs off to Florida—out of his reach.
Seven years have passed—five years longer than Kate had agreed to—and Jack is done waiting. His kingdom and its king both need their queen back. Frosted is that story. The courtship of Kate by the king of winter.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?
[Wendy Sparrow] I had this dream about a girl, Kate, walking on the sidewalk and avoiding stepping off with a serious determination—she was not going to step in the snow. She looked down into a frozen puddle and saw Jack Frost’s reflection and he’s irked because she’s his queen and she’s out of reach. I typed it down and tossed it in a folder and then a year later, I heard Kate say in my head, “You’re going to have to find yourself a new queen,” and it was time to write it.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words best describe Kate?
[Wendy Sparrow] Insecure. Independent. And even though it doesn’t seem like it at times…deep down…she’s hopeful.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If Jack had a theme song, what would it be?
[Wendy Sparrow] Let it Snow. Actually, I guess it should maybe be the Christmas song where he’s been tagged as a nose-nipper…but he hates that. Don’t ever sing that around him.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name one thing Kate is never without.
[Wendy Sparrow] Seven layers of clothing.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things will you never find in Jack’s bedroom?
[Wendy Sparrow] A roaring fire. A book on dealing with death. A DVD with the stop motion animated TV special Jack Frost.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is Kate’s greatest regret?
[Wendy Sparrow] Kate regrets the extra years she took to realize…uhh…I almost spoiled it. Phew. Close one. She regrets running away.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are your greatest creative influences?
[Wendy Sparrow] Does insomnia count? Insomnia and my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder are usually what drive me to write. I can’t sleep if I’ve got a story stuck in my head—and I already don’t sleep much.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things do you need in order to write?
[Wendy Sparrow] Mountain Dew. Quiet. My laptop. Everything else is negotiable.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is the last book that you read that knocked your socks off?
[Wendy Sparrow] I just read a suspense last month that had a haunted house filled with secret passages on a bayou and some elements of the paranormal. It was just about as much fun as you can have with a book without it getting kinky. The Secret of Cyprier Bayou by Jana DeLeon. Last year, though, I read a lot that were fantastic. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, the False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen, and I, Robot by Isaac Asimov just to name a few.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you had to pick one book that turned you on to reading, which would it be?
[Wendy Sparrow] Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
[Wendy Sparrow] When I’m not writing, I’m either reading or on Twitter—I’m fairly addicted to both.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?
[Wendy Sparrow] Twitter. @WendySparrow I will talk to anyone about anything and due to my insomnia…the hour usually isn’t a factor.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!!
[Wendy Sparrow] Thanks for having me on your blog!
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About Wendy Sparrow:
At home in the Pacific Northwest, Wendy Sparrow writes for both an adult and young adult crowd. She has two wonderfully quirky kids, a supportive husband, and a perpetually messy house because writing is more fun than cleaning. She enjoys reading with a flashlight under a blanket—the way all the best books should be read—and believes in the Oxford comma, the pursuit of cupcakes, and that every story deserves a happily ever after. Most days she can be found on Twitter where she’ll talk to anyone who talks back, and occasionally just to herself.
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