Beverly and Tamara: Gwyn, welcome to SSLY! Thanks so much for joining us today. So first why don’t you tell us a little about yourself.
People would say that I’m a daydreamer. I am but I also do many things. I drove truck with my hubby for 25 years. I am a graduate of a Medical Billing and Coding Course and I am the daughter of dairy farmers, and I even have a Law Enforcement degree that was never used. Writing is my relaxation, if I didn’t have to have a day job this is what I’d do.
Tamara: What do you HAVE to have when you are writing?
Time to do it, the whisper of an idea, and two gallons of iced tea.
Beverly: When did you start to write?
I started putting thoughts on paper since about 2004. That was when I got angry over the fact you couldn’t find any books that didn’t portray the American Truck Drivers as slime.
Tamara: What do you think are the qualities that make up a “hero”?
Someone who is really to take care of the Leading lady even with all the mixed up emotions, kids and all the crazy things that life throws at us. A Hero (doesn’t have to be Tall Dark and Handsome- He just has to be there at the right time. (Okay in an escape world, which is why we read romance. The Leading man is always the tall broad shouldered good looking guy.)
Beverly: Can you describe your favorite character? And which of your books is he/she in? How do you come up with your characters?
I have to say Jessica Wells because she got me published. But that isn’t exactly true either. I love Jessica and I always will.
But my favorite character is a woman by the name of Kassandra Lin Riggs. She is in a book by the name of Cream and Yellow Roses. She is red headed 6’2 in her bare feet and doesn’t take too much off any one. She belongs in a series that I haven’t found a publisher for. I was writing a story about her older sister and she decided that she wanted a voice, AND she wanted it Right Now. (I wrote her story in three months while I was driving with my husband in the truck.) Her story is a little over 90,000 words.
I am a pantser (seat of the pants writer.) I don’t outline and I just listen to my mood of the day on how my character’s come about. Based on people I have met, or things I have observed from my years on the truck.
Tamara: What are the hardest scenes for you to write? Suspense? Sex? Dialogue? And why?
I can talk a blue streak and so the dialogue isn’t a major problem. My hubby has woke me up and told me to shut my characters down for the night. But the voices don’t always shut off.
I would probably say the hardest scenes would be suspense because I end up settling the problems to quick.
Beverly: What writer, if any, influenced how you write?
Robert B Parker. The man could make you want to go out and take out the bad guys and go home and make love to the first person that walked through the door.
Tamara: Who would you choose as your “book boyfriend”? From what book? Author?
No doubt that it would be the first character I put on paper. Tom Riggs (He is Kassandra’s Dad) 6’8”, broad shoulders, goatee, and long hair. (do I have to pretend I don’t pant just thinking about him)
Beverly: LOL! Nope, pant away! What is the kinkiest thing you’ve ever done? Or would like to? What? We are all about the love!
Well you know. I am trying to find a half way mark on this subject. The name of the Company I have started to put my Books under is NOR-Con Publishing (Nor-Con Publishing is a combination of my Dad’s name Norman and My Mom’s Connie). Its motto is: Fiction your parents can be proud of. I’m not a heavy sex scene person. I’m more into the holding and feeling special. Now don’t get me wrong. I won’t say I wouldn’t do something but it doesn’t come up in the books.
I will tell you the sexiest part of a man in my eyes are his hands.
Tamara: What are your favorite types of heroines? Do you like the damsel in distress who needs saving or the kick-ass variety? Why?
Well I believe in both of them. My characters are the type that men want to protect them. But back my ladies into a corner or hurt one of their men, children or a loved one. You had better watch your back. They will do whatever they have to including starting fires, shooting a man and stabbing someone if it becomes necessary.
Beverly: What was your worst date ever?
Worst date ever hmmm has to be the night I checked in with a fellow I’d met a day or two earlier and He proceeding to call me a liar. Not a good way to start an evening. I didn’t stay around to see what he had in mind for dinner.
Tamara: If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you want to have with you? (you have food, water, shelter, all the necessities, so nothing mundane)
Jimmy Buffett music, Tall broad shoulders, and agile, and a pirate ship in the harbor. (not necessarily in that order.)
Beverly: Who has influenced how you perceive love? Why?
My parents showed me how a man and woman love each other. With the way they looked at each other, the caress as he’s holding her hand. They were married in 1950 until we lost Dad in 1987, I never saw someone miss their life partner as much as my mother did. I strive to have that kind of love in my life.
Tamara: Okay. We are SSLY so I have to ask. Who loves you?
My husband Holt is my best friend and truck driving partner and has been for the last 26 years. He makes me tingle to this day.
Now for some quick fun questions:
Boxers or briefs? briefs
Coffee or Tea? Tea
Tall, dark and handsome or Blond and buff? Either or and both did you really expect me to choose just one?
Hairy chest or smooth? A little of both
Chocolate or Vanilla? Swirled
Kinky or Sweet? Both, what is the point of an evening of sweetness and not have a little salt to go along with it?
Gwyn K. Weyant is the daughter of Dairy Farmer’s, sister and aunt to Beef Cattle Ranchers. Wife of 25 years to her best friend and co-driver Holt B. Weyant (They have driven in all 48 states and ¾ of Canada. She has an A.S Degree in Law Enforcement and recently completed a Course in Medical Coding and Billing.
Gwyn says: “There have been long nights on the road with her husband that her imagination and writing scenes for a new story made the miles go faster.”
Website Address: gwynweyantsgreatlyblessed.com,
Facebook Address: Facebook/Gwyn K. Weyant,
Twitter: Gwyn Weyant (@gweyant)
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