May 27, 2014

Interview with Sienna Wilder

When did you realize that you wanted to become a writer?
I think it was around five, with a short story about a mouse.

Is being an Author all you dreamed of, or did it just happen? The best and worst thing about it?
Not at all what I thought. Instead,  just like everything else, it’s a matter of degree from school essays and papers to blogs, stories, classes, and writer, to published author.

What was the very first thing you ever wrote?
A poem for my parents.

What made you create (your book)? How did it come to you?
After the success of Fifty Shades, and my failure in trying to read past page two, (admittedly I’m extremely picky about language) I decided I could do that, and for lesbians and women who love them. I was sick of people telling me they weren’t interested in my other stories because of subject.

Who is your literary hero?
I guess, J.K. Rowling, for her success in creating new worlds, along with a new script for her personal life.

How much of your characters are based on your traits or someone you know personally?
All of the characters have combined characteristics of people I’ve known who impressed me somehow.

Describe your main character in six words.
Not afraid of being authentic.  Ha!

Describe the world you’ve created in six words.
Multicultural lesbian love dimension in Paris.

What scene was your favorite to write?
Um. I think the bathtub scene.

What scene was the hardest for you to write?
Olivia facing-off her boyfriend.

What are you working on now?
Honestly? Procrastination. Via study of Islam and the History of North Africa, leading into a complete digression into microbiology, DNA, genetic mutations, and the origins of mankind. I am a third into the sequel of the Arab Marilyn Monroe, delayed by disheartenment once I delved into the lives of homosexuals in Islamic countries, which became too depressing for my psyche.

Goals? Accomplishments? Improvements?
My goal is to become a beloved author to women around the world, which means, I would like to have my stories translated into many other languages, even the fluff. Any volunteers? Accomplishments – this is my second published story. Improvements? I’m honing my craft, and the stories will get longer and deeper, and my genre will change as well, as I grow more confident. My stories are workshopped until I feel they are good enough for print, always room for improvements, but at one point, we must call things done and move on. I think it takes an artist to know when to stop improving.

Are there any authors or books you recommend?
John Le Carre, Sophie Kinsella, Madeleine L’Engle,  Margaret Atwood, David Sedaris, Phillip Pullman, Stephen King, William Gibson, Robert A. Heinlein, Nancy Farmer, Jonathan Stroud, Douglas Adams, Plato.

What's your favorite thing to do when you're not writing?
Reading or watching movies, playing with my pets or travelling. I also watch storms.