Deb: What was your inspiration for these books? Have you always been interested in wolves?
Lydia/Jodie: It was a dream come true. We both believed in these stories and characters as did our families, friends, and critique partners; but there's something magical knowing you'll get to share the books with the world.
Lydia/Tammy: I agree with Jodie. Join. Then ask questions. There are writers at every stage of their career within RWA. Take advantage of it, because there’s no greater resource. I can’t count all the time I’ve sat down beside my chapter-mates and said “Can I ask you a question?” They have never said no.
Lydia/Tammy: I still get to read a bit. But I have to take off to do it, from both my day job and my writing. I love, love, love humor. Add a writer-built world to it and it’s a perfect choice for me.
Deb: What are you working on right now?
Lydia/Jodie: Right now we’re working on a vampyre trilogy for Sourcebooks due out next Spring. The hero of our current work in progress is a Medieval Knight vampyre, living in the Regency. It’s really fun to get into this head.
Deb: Tell us one thing people may not know about you?
Lydia/Jodie: No one ever believes that I’m an introvert.
Lydia/Tammy: I despise sports. I do not like them. I dread them when the season starts on TV. But I am the quintessential sports mom. I will sit on the bleachers all day long if my boys are playing. I will cheer and shout and make a general nuisance of myself as I become an embarrassment to my children. But when they’re older and have kids of their own, they’ll get their turn and I hope they do the same thing.
It has been a real privilege to have both Jodie and Tammy who make up Lydia Dare with us today! I absolutely love their writing and look forward to new things from them in the future.