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Good Day Folks,

I really need to get better at blog posting. I am going to attempt to have an interview with a author, blogger, reader, fan once a week.

I like things simple and short. So I will try to keep my interviews down to 5 questions.

After posting on my facebook page it appears some have questions for me. Which was surprising.

https://www.facebook.com/Wendysbookcase

So I am going to start with me.

I have Jaimie a fan of my short story in Paranormal Days Gone Awry “Blaze the Dragon” New Moon Brethren

Paranomal   Jaimie asked, Where did your inspiration for Blaze come from?

It is rather good question. Had me thinking for days where did she come from. I have a different view of dragons than most. I see them as fierce caring creatures, much like in Anne McCaffrey’s book. May she rest in peace. Ms McCaffrey, and I differ is that I think dragons work well with a partner or with out a partner.  They are independent, smart much like humans and can be leaders. They are emotional beings like you and me. They were placed on this planet with a huge responsibility to serve and protect. Like all beings have troublemakers and trouble times through out their history.

Back to Blaze. Blaze is my favorite character.  Blaze came to me in a dream and continues to visit me in my dreams.  Most of my stories or idea comes to me in dreams. Maybe she is my imaginary friend. She represents women’s struggles and the rapid changes happening in the world. We seem to balance responsibility, families, jobs, plus moving forward with social justice and finding moments of happiness. We live frenzy life styles.  We adjust and sacrifice daily and a little piece of us leaves us with every sacrifice and some days we are just weary. She has a lot of me and many of the women I have have the privilege to call friends. I seem to surround myself with intelligent let’s get it done friends. Whether we are working on a project or just out relaxing we accept each other the way we are and none of us trust easily. I assess people strengths and focus on their strengths rather than their weakness’s. Focusing on weaknesses never gets the job done. Then there comes a time to say enough is enough and we have to decide which battles we can and will win or  is time to abandon ship or regroup.  Both my strong female characters express how I feel at times. I do not ever understand the word no, liability,its is to big, can’t be done, to me that is lack of will. We must constantly prevail against the naysayers and tell them it can be done. I do often look out the window and think it was  suppose be a simple event and turned into something more and how do I fix it.  Yes, we must walk out the door and take care of the what ever is tossed in our way and sometimes we have to sacrifice things to get it done.  To serve, protect and attempt to leave the world a little better than we came into it is honor. Whether on center stage or behind the scenes.  Why red hair and purple/gold flecked wings. Red is for courage, bravery and purple  is the color of good judgement, magic and mystery, creativity. Gold  symbolizes wealth used wisely, but it is also the symbol of good health. People who favor the color gold are optimistic.

The short story in the above anthology was inspired by my friends a couple of years ago suggesting I should write a story about  visiting the New Moon Book store in Minneapolis. This was an store that had books, herbs,  classes,   physic reading areas and chat groups. My mother was an highly respected numerologists. The New Moon Brethren was born that evening on the drive home from a Holly Black book signing. It is a urban fantasy about a secret society that is 1000’s of years old. Sole purpose is to serve and protect from the dark legion.

Hope you enjoy this. Have a grand adventure. WB

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