QA with B.A. Wolfe !!
Did anything influence your writing with Away?
Actually, this story did come to me in such a powerful way that I knew I had no other choice but to begin writing it. I was driving in my car on my way home from work when a song on the radio started playing. My normal reaction is of course to start singing along (why not right?!) but this time it was different. This time, a conversation played in my head as if it were my own personal movie. It left me in awe and I went straight home and started writing!
Any tips for new authors out there?
Someone once told me to love what you write and write what you love. That left such an impression on me. My advice would be (on top of that one) to never give up. If you truly love your story, to write, and being with the characters that come to you, then pursue this, and don’t look back!
If you had to chose which writer would you consider a mentor?
.Gail McHugh. Not even a question. I’ve been blessed with knowing many authors, whom I’ve come to consider friends, but Gail was the first author I ever emailed and guess what? She emailed me back each time I had a question. Each time I was afraid of the unknown, and each time I simply needed advice. She is most definitely a mentor to me and I can’t thank her enough!
How do you react to bad reviews of your book?
At first, they hurt. I don’t think any author loves bad reviews, but then you read them again and learn from them. You can always do better, so you have to figure out how. Constructive criticism is a great way to learn and so when I see a review, I want to learn from it.
Do you ever blush during the scenes you write?
Uh, YES! You should have seen my face while I wrote a certain library scene. I had to of been about 30 shades of red. THEN, I finished writing it and my husband came inside and sat next me and asked me to read him the last paragraph I wrote. I’m pretty sure I was still a deep crimson red and told him, “Nah, you’ll get bored, you don’t want to hear it.” hahaha!
What book could you read over and over?
Fallen Too Far from Abbi Glines. I have probably read that book at least 5 times now. I can’t get enough Rush!
Where/When do you do your best writing?
I write best when I’m of course all alone with no one to distract me. I have to listen to music, that is a must. BUT of course, the times when it seems to want to pour out of me, the shower and right before I fall asleep. I really need to find a water proof notepad!
Since you are a author how are you reacting to your fans? Anything crazy happened yet?
Fans… that word still has me in shock. I have the best fans and friends in the whole world. Each and everyone of them have no idea what they mean to me. Their support, their messages, their comments… I cherish every single one! The craziest thing has to be the teaser they are making me (which I can’t stop staring at) and I had a wonderful fan make me a necklace that went with the book. To say I was floored would be an understatement. Completely in awe of these wonderful, amazing fans that I’ve met.
Any new stories you are working on now?
If I don’t say the sequel I might have some very upset fans from said question above! LOL! I am working on the sequel and also have many other stories floating around in my head, so I try and take notes and hope to get to them someday!
If we Googled your name what would we see?
Not a clue… in fact, now I want to google my name! Be right back… Powersports. You get Powersports LOL! (Go check, you’ll see) haha.
If you could have been told one thing that you weren’t told when you were a teenager, what would you like to have heard?
To not be afraid of your dreams. And I’m pretty sure I was told that, but of course, the teenage girl that I was didn’t listen. I wish someone would have told me to stop being afraid of everything and to reach for the dreams that scare you the most.
What action would your name be if it were a verb?
Saved – My life was going and moving, but for some reason I felt as if I was not. I felt as though, my life was missing something in it. I have a wonderful family and life but something inside ME was missing. When I began writing, I believe I found what was missing. It saved this girl from trying to figure out what it was she was meant to be doing and I’m determined to stick with this and hopefully give readers books they enjoy!
If I wasn’t afraid I would?
Climb a 14er. 1) I’m not an outdoor girl, BUT 2) Colorado has some gorgeous mountains and 3) I’m TERRIFIED of heights. I can’t do them at all, and I wish I could because the views would be amazing!
You have multiple personalities, describe some of them
I’m a lister, so I’ll list them… haha 1) OCD 2) Sweet and Innocent 3) People Pleaser 4) Happy Go Lucky 5) You probably shouldn’t have said that, best leave me alone! LOL
List five adjectives to describe yourself
Loud, inquisitive, cheerful, supportive, and of course girly
If you were to create a slogan for your life, what would it be?/ What’s your motto in life?
Create a slogan? I haven’t had enough coffee for that. BUT, one of my new motto’s in life is “She Believed She Could, so She Did.” It stays with me and I love it. I have to remind myself that you have to believe in yourself. Sometimes, we forget that! Or at least I do!
What’s the most blatant lie you’ve ever told?
.I’m fine. TOTALLY a lie. If I say that, I’m not fine, not even close. I’m probably upset or sad about something and that’s my way of trying to figure out how to fix it or move on from it.
3 things you need at all times?
Family/Friends, Phone, and coffee (and replace said coffee with Wine after 5pm, haha)
What is a word you say a lot?
Do you make up your own words? If so, what?
All time! haha! BUT, in my defense I think they are real words or phrases. The last word was Asshat. Apparently, not a real one, and the last phrase was Bull Buster. Clearly, it’s ball buster, but that’s me for ya! LOL!