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Interviews with Authors: Wendy H Jones

Updated: Nov 22, 2018



My guest today is the prolific crime writer Wendy H Jones. I meet her at a writers conference a few months ago and was totally inspired by her energy and humour.

Welcome oh great one...

Question 1: Looks like we’re heading for a nuclear apocalypse how would you spend the final days.

Digging a nuclear bunker and working out how I can escape this. Joking apart I’d spend them on one final holiday with family and probably still reading and writing. Probably writing an apocalyptic thriller. I’d also be down on my knees praying. Thinking about this tends to focus the mind and make me work out what is actually important in life.

A thoughtful response.

Question 2: When it comes to writing what are the excuses you use not to sit down and write.

I have a PhD in this. My house is always spotless if I have a deadline, my ironing done, washing up to date, books arranged in order. I’m also a master at surfing the net, looking for flights to obscure places and working out what I can do with my Tesco Clubcard. All those important things that have to be done straight away or the world really will come to an end. See Question 1.

Wendy I think your list is longer than mine!

Question 3: What teacher inspired you a):-laugh in the face of adversity, B) hide in the face of adversity c) or just how to spell it properly?

I need to thank my English teacher Mrs Ferrie for instilling a love of story writing in me. The poor woman certainly taught us how to act in the face of adversity. I’m afraid to say we tormented the poor woman to death, and yet she still carried on teaching us. She’s no longer with us but she certainly inspired me.

English teachers; where would Shakespeare be now if it wasn't for them?

Question 4: What school friend inspired A) you to something bad, b) do something good and, c) give up on the human race (momentarily)