**Author Peek** Interview with Ellen Wilder ETAL, Love Onboard: Cupid’s Caribbean Cruise Box Set

**Author Peek** Interview with Ellen Wilder
LOVE ONBOARD: CUPID’S CARIBBEAN CRUISE
By LILLY CHRISTINE, DEB JULIENNE, SHEA McMASTER, MICHELE SHRIVER & ELLEN WILDER

INTRODUCING…. Ellen Wilder

Before we get started talking about your writing, tell us a little about yourself, where you’re from, what you do for a living (if you’re not a full-time writer) what hobbies you have, etc. Whatever you’d like to share to introduce yourself.

I am from Indiana, grew up there my entire life. And now am back to living in my childhood home (we’re buying it). I work in the Juvenile Justice field, trying to keep kids out of Juvenile Detention. Besides writing I love to read and dance, spend time with my three young children and my loving and wonderful husband.

1. How did you get started writing?

I started writing when I was in Junior High and my Computer Literacy teacher assigned the class to write a story putting Ol’ Yeller into modern times. I was obsessed with cop shows at the time, I took the dog and put him in modern New York and wrote the story with my favorite characters from NYPD Blue. I talked to my mother about writing and we ended up writing a book together that summer. She was the one who encouraged me to keep going.

2. What appeals to you about the genre that you write?

I write contemporary romance, because I am very much a modern female. And I wanted my characters to have the same rights and freedoms that I do. I also like to write characters with flaws. I call my books Realistic Contemporary Romance, because I like to make sure things seem real in the story.

3. What is your favorite part of writing?

The writing itself. I haven’t time to write lately and last night I ended up writing 2773 words in an upcoming book. It was exciting and energizing. It reminds me why I like it so much.

4. If you had to give up writing and do something else, what would you do instead?

I work in the Juvenile Justice field as my day job, so if I had to give up writing, I would stick in this field.

5. What’s your favorite meal of the day?

I love breakfast, but most of the time, I don’t eat it at the proper breakfast time.

6. Which are your favorite characters to write, the female characters or the male characters? The heroes and heroines, or the villains?

I enjoy writing male characters. They can be really fun. I also like to write very flawed characters. And I’ve been told that I am good at writing male characters.

7. Are you an avid reader?  When you do read someone else’s writing, what is your favorite genre?

I love to read, but I haven’t had time to do it in a while. I love to read the same genre I write. Contemporary Romance is my favorite. Occasionally, a paranormal romance, but not too paranormal. I also love to read fantasy novels.

8. Many writers dream of having the ideal location to write. If you could live anywhere in the world or live a particular lifestyle, where would you be answering these questions right now?

My ideal place to write would be the house I grew up in. There’s a woods outside and lots of places for inspiration. And for the last two months my family and I have been living there. So I am lucky enough to be living in my ideal place to write now.

9. If you were a color, what color would you be and why?

Green. Because I tend to be down to Earth and calm. I also love nature and am very connected to it.

10. Tell us about your next book & when is it being published?

My next book is Book 3 in my And Then Came Love Series. It’s called Stay and it is about a woman and a man who have been married for quite a long time, but have been separated for the last five years. It’s a second-chance romance to see if their marriage can actually survive the five-year break or if it’s done for. As far as when it will be published, I’m not sure. Should be out by the end of the year.

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Be sure to come back to learn more about Ellen Wilder ETAL’s box set, CUPID’S CARIBBEAN CRUISE, on Wednesday’s Karen’s Killer Book Bench blog.

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Links to Ellen’s website, blog, books, etc.

Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Love-Onboard-Cupids-Caribbean-Cruise-ebook/dp/B01N59WC0V/

Website: http://andthencamelove.weebly.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ellenwilder82/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/authellenwilder

Amazon Author Page:
https://www.amazon.com/Ellen-Wilder/e/B01GT4IOOO

Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15307413.Ellen_Wilder

Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bolcE1

Street Team:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/281388505565305/

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**SPECIAL GIVEAWAY**: Ellen is giving away a $5 Amazon eGift card to one lucky winner who comments on her **Author Peek** or Karen’s Killer Book Bench blogs.

Thanks, Ellen, for sharing your book with us!

Don’t miss the chance to read this book!

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8 Responses to **Author Peek** Interview with Ellen Wilder ETAL, Love Onboard: Cupid’s Caribbean Cruise Box Set

  1. Judy Tulloch says:

    I think it’s wonderful that you were able to buy the house you grew up in. You must have wonderful memories of growing up there.

  2. Samantha says:

    Just got one of the books. Thanks for taking the time to share a bit. I look forward to reading your work.

  3. Karen Docter says:

    Good morning, Ellen, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. I admire anyone who can hold down a full time job and get any writing done. I used to be able to do that. 🙂 Sounds like you have the perfect setting. I love being outdoors when I write. I have to go to the mountains camping though to get near trees. Thanks for sharing your box set with us!

  4. Colleen C. says:

    Enjoyed the Q&A! Green is a fav color of mine! 🙂

  5. Oh my! What an interesting premise. Survival after a five year break. I’m hoping they can!
    Thanks, Karen and Ellen!

  6. Yvonne Cruz says:

    Wow, going back home and owning the house now. Awesome
    Karen, as usual, thanks for introducing “new” authors to some of us.

  7. Eileen Aberman-Wells says:

    How wonderful that you are able to return and live in the house you grew up is. I lived in Indiana for high school, college, and the first five years of my teaching career. But now I’ve live in MN for the last 34+ years.

    I look forward to hearing more about this box series. Karen thanks for introducing another new to me author.

  8. bn100 says:

    nice interview

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