Let’s give a warm welcome to Wendy Davy and then settle in to get to know her a
WRP: How many books/stories have you had published? WD: Night Waves is my third published novel. I also have two free reads available now, and a short story due to be released in February 2010.
Newspaper reporter, Cali Stevens, boldly walks into Sheriff Nick Justice’s office, with one goal in mind: To find her best friend who disappeared while vacationing. When the no-nonsense sheriff refuses to give her details of the investigation, Cali takes matters into her own hands and starts her own investigation. She never intends to fall for the sheriff…or into the clutches of the Coral Isle’s first serial kidnapper.Coral Isle’s recnt abductions give Nick Justice enough to worry about without adding any complications into the mix, and his attraction to Cali Stevens is definitely a complication. When Nick encourages Cali to leave the island, she refuses. Now he must manage to find the missing women while keeping Cali and the rest of the women on Coral Isle safe.
WRP: How long does it take you to write a book?WD: It takes me about four to five months to write a full length novel. Then I spend several more weeks editing. Overall, it takes about six months.
WRP: What is your writing schedule like?WD: Crazy. I write around three kids, a husband, a dog and two cats. My quiet time is limited, so I guard it with a passion, and use it to write.
WRP: How did you come up with the title, “Night Waves”?WD: I was vacationing in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the inspiration for the setting of my story, and I brainstormed with my friends about the plot and the best title to come up with. At the time, I was swimming in the “bean shaped pool.” I wrote about in the early part of the book.
WRP: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
WD: Absolutely. So many people struggle with the issue of control, and I am one of them.
I like things to go my way, but they usually don’t. Of course, that’s part of life. But, I wanted to emphasize the importance of realizing God is in control, and we aren’t.
WRP: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?WD: Writing the query letter and synopsis. There’s always so much I want to include, it’s hard for me to narrow it down to only a few pages. Also, by time I get to end of my book, I’m anxious to start on the next one, so I have to put extra effort in staying focused on my current project.
WRP: Do you have any advice for other writers?WD: Pray first. Write next. And, never give up.