Author Interview – Carolyn Wolfe
What literary character is most like you?
Dr. John Doolittle. Before there was the movie, Dr. Doolittle was a character in a series of books written in the 1920’s. I picked him because he, like myself, loved animals and fought for them to have rights. His character, even in the movie musical, was a very strong animal advocate.
What secret talent do you have?
I sing Karaoke!
If you could have any accent from anywhere in the world, what would you choose and why?
British accent. I was born in England but never had a British accent and I would love to have one.
Characters are often written into situations they aren’t sure they can get out of. When was the last time you found yourself in a situation that was hard to get out of and what did you do?
There have been several times in my life when I was confronted with aggressive behavior from acquaintances or strangers and I did not know what to do. In each instance I found that I was able to talk them down and escape the situation, although one time I had to literally dive out of a slowly moving car. In each instance it took a great deal of diplomacy and quick thinking or action.
If you have a superpower, what would it be? Would you use it for good or evil?
I would fly, and I would use it to save people in distress (and to have a wonderful time).
What do you want to accomplish with your stories?
I would like to entertain readers and also inspire them to realize that there is more to this universe than what we see and that magic happens! With my children’s stories I would like to inspire them to realize that they are stronger, wiser and more capable than they realize.
If you were an animal, which one would you be? Why?
A Dog for many reasons, but especially because they are loyal and true to their friends, and protective of their family.
Do you have any strange writing habits or superstitions?
I am by nature a fairly superstitious person. I love lucky charms, not that crazy about Friday the Thirteenth, and try not to tempt fate too much!
What is your favorite reader fan experience?
I am always thrilled when I get a good review from any of my books. I love the feedback I receive when I read my children’s books to kids at local events. It is so very rewarding!
The Moonsparrow Collection is comprised of a tapestry of Tall Tales, Myth and Magic. This compilation of tales is the best of Ms. Wolfe’s original published and unpublished Short Stories, and includes the stories that she has introduced at local public writing events and festivals. The subject matter ranges from: A woman who turns a small town on its ear, to: a Magical midnight concert in the woods. It is a light journey into a magical world when anything can happen, and usually does
Title: The Moonsparrow Collection
Author: Carolyn Wolfe
Publisher: Avid Readers Publishing Group
Genre: Women’s Fiction/Magical Realism/Short fantasy and feminist stories
Format: Paperback Cover, Kindle version
Title is available at Amazon
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Excerpt from The Moonsparrow Collection:
A Beltane Tale
However, if she were really truthful with herself, she knew this was about more than just singing with him. His voice enchanted her, the simplicity of him singing in the woods, pouring his heart out with each word, set up a longing in her for more than just singing with him. That was the true reason she had not approached him.
This Beltane gathering conjured up all kinds of ideas in her head. She knew Beltane was a time of romance, fertility and new beginnings and that many a relationship had it’s not so humble beginnings at this time of year. She was just not quite ready for all the feelings this gathering had conjured up in her. She simply was not quite ready yet, at least that’s what she told herself.
Truck Stop Virgin
Brandy was quite a looker, the nearest thing to a sin in an unmarried woman, at least the women think so. Men are a bit more forgiving about that particular fault. Even so, everyone could tell just by looking at Brandy that this gal was trouble!
Mark U. Rye
This does not have any dragons or sword and sorcery, as a matter of fact it is more of a tall tale, but I think you just might recognize the main character, even if he is in disguise….. his name is the clue….
His name was Mark Rye, well actually, he would introduce himself far more formally then his deeply creased jeans would have suggested. Mark U. Rye, he would grin, with a grin that sticks to you like warm oatmeal swallowed on an extra cold day. The U. was for Ulysses, a name he was extremely proud of and never did he have the hesitation that some folks have about their middle, and somewhat old fashioned names.
Mark called himself a communicator, although his busted old guitar hardly seemed to command that sort of respectability, at least not at first sight. But oh, that boy could make it sing with nine tongues and all of them golden!
Read the full excerpt at the author’s website
About the author:
Carolyn Wolfe is a free-lance writer, published poet, and author of eight books, which range from poetry to fantasy and includes children’s literature. Her body of work includes writing articles for newspapers and newsletters, and hosting poetry events in the Winchester area.
Her books include two poetry books “Notes From The Shadow Self” and “When The Moon Speaks”, a collection of original light fantasy stories titled “The Moonsparrow Collection” and four children’s books “The Bedtime Of The Sky and Other Sleepy-Bye Stories“, The Unhappy Little Dragon Lessons Begin” and “The Unhappy Little Dragon, Lessons Learned” and “The Drowsy House”.
Her newest fantasy/romance novella, “Blades’s Magic” is a sword and sorcery adventure for an adult readership. Wolfe lives in Winchester VA with her Husband Scott and many animal companions. Please visit her website