Werewolves in Wisconsin

Barbara Vey -- March 22nd, 2007

As I have previously mentioned, I am a blogging virgin and an avid reader with no writing skills (as an author) or aspirations. With that said, I wanted to dive into this blogging business by doing my first (fanfare please) author interview. Since a face to face sounded more interesting, I contacted Lori Handeland who I knew lived in my neck of the woods (southern Wisconsin) and because I'm curently reading her newest book, "Rising  Moon." We met at the halfway point over hazelnut coffee (yum). I should have warned her that I usually don't drink caffeine and by arriving an hour early (I am directionally challenged), I was pretty wired.

BV: Did you always write paranormal romance?

LH: In the beginning I wrote historicals, westerns, suspense and some paranormal.

BV: What draws you to the paranormal genre?

LH: My mother worked nights so I was home with my dad. We watched a lot of Twilight Zone and Outer Limits. My mother feels that put me on the paranormal track.

BV: I love that one of your characters, Will Cadotte, is a Native American Indian who uses the old ways to aid him in solving mysteries. Is this part of your heritage?

LH: There is some Sioux in my father's family, but I basically research the culture.

BV: What was your defining moment to become an author?

LH: At age 10 I loved to read and being an only child I read a lot. In high school, I was voted most likely to win a Nobel Prize.

BV: What is your favorite part of the writing process?

LH: I guess that would have to be whatever part I am currently doing.

BV: Several of your books are set in Wisconsin. Do you feel this is fertile ground for werewolves?

LH: We do have a cabin in the woods and there are a lot of wolves there.

BV: Last week there was a full moon and a man in Fond du Lac, WI was arrested for breaking and entering. He claims he is a werewolf. Is he one of your sources?

LH: (Just smiles)

Bottom line…as of this writing the man in Fond du Lac has still not gotten any hairier

Lori and Me

15 thoughts on “Werewolves in Wisconsin

  1. Ellen/UCC

    Wow!!! Who says this “blogger” has no writing skills?! You write with insight, humor & knowledge. I’m impressed! I’m hooked on “Beyond the Book” & heading off to the Pewaukee Library with a list of books from this site.

  2. Rika

    Barb, LOL… That was too funny. I love how LH didn’t answer your question about the ‘werewolf’ man. Interview was great. I will be looking out for her books. Great job. You rock!

  3. debra lWW

    Great blog. I have ben “slacking ” on reading latey. I m inspired to run out and get Rising Moon. I too enjoy fantacy, sci-fi, and futuristic fiction. How exciting to meet the author! Keep up the great work.


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