Yvonne Rediger speaks of Death and Cupcakes
Welcome to another prolific Canadian author, Yvonne Rediger!
Yvonne Rediger was born in Saskatchewan, lived and worked in northern Manitoba, Alberta, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan and Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
Yvonne has been writing since she was in her teens. Her favourites genres are Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, and Mysteries. Each with a bit of humour.
Member of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild and Saskatchewan Romance Writers
She is married to her scuba diving buddy who is also her sailboat captain. She has two children.
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What would you say are your strengths as an author?
Research is my strong suit. I have a burning need to get things I write about, correct. For example, phone calls are not traced, the location is instantly known. That’s how call display works. I’m an information technology systems architect with experience in many industries, including telecommunications. They say to write what you know. I’m fortunate to have experienced a lot over my lifetime, scuba diving, sailing, travel, archery, and firearms. My friends and family help me with their occupation and life expertise as well. Like my husband. He is a pilot, a blacksmith, and Renaissance man. I am fortunate to have many resources, which means tons of possible plot idea too.
How often do you write, and do you write using a strict routine?
My plan is to write five days a week. Sometimes life happens and it’s less. Other times, I get more done than planned. Those are the best day. I like to get at least a thousand words down each session. Once the first draft is complete, end-to-end, I employ a layer process to flesh out the characters, setting, and plot details.
Five years from now, where do you see yourself as a writer?
I hope I’m still producing good mystery stories and having fun doing it.
If you could offer once piece of advice to a novice writer, what would it be?
Educate yourself on the publishing process. Research publishers for the genres you write, find out what they are looking for, read their lines. When you know how it works, it’s easier to be more patient waiting for responses. Make notes on what you find out and share with other up and coming writers.
What would you consider to be the best compliment a reader could give your book?
What else have you written? I want more.
What are you working on now?
I’ve just completed the first book in a new series. The Wrong Words, Adam Norcross Mysteries. It’s with my publisher and I’m waiting on edits and a release date.
Currently, I’m working on Condo Crazy, the third installment of the Musgrave Landing Mysteries. Gladys Wyatt is trying to make ends meet with her cottage bakery business. She has just moved into her new condo apartment and strange things are happening. Thefts, flooding, and her neighbour’s dog has been injured. In addition, who is the guy hanging around in the brown Plymouth? Why is a plumbing van parked everyday across the street every day? And what happened to Dwayne Davis, the condo board president?
DEATH AND CUPCAKES
Available here: https://books2read.com/u/bP9Ra7