As part of our countdown to Readers & ‘ritas 2017, our
Author interview series helps you get to know the authors joining us in
Texas on November 10-12. Read on to get acquainted with New York
Times bestselling author C.L. Wilson, and purchase your tickets to meet her in person at Readers &
What book made you fall in love with the genre you write?
Books that made me fall in love with fantasy: Dragonriders of Pern
by Anne McCaffrey, Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien,
and Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkind. Books that made me fall in
love with romance: Shanna by Kathleen Woodiwiss, Flowers from
the Storm by Laura Kinsale, and Dark Desire by Christine
If a movie were made of your most recent book, who would you cast in
the lead and why?
Jason Momoa as Dilys Merimydion, the Sea King, because I always imagined
Dilys as a cross between a Roman gladiator and a Samoan warrior. I saw Jason
M. as Aquaman and went nuts, screaming, "That’s Dilys!!" Bwahahaha! OMG!
It’s like they reached into my brain and pulled him out of it!
What was the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote was an episode of Hogan’s Heroes when
I was six, because I was in love with Hogan. :)
If you could change the ending to any famous book, TV show, or
movie, what would it be and how would you rewrite it? (Spoiler alert!)
If I could change the end of any famous book, etc., I would make Rhett
Butler come back and tell Scarlett that he loves her. :) I have yet to see
the end of Game of Thrones, but knowing George R.R. Martin’s love
of slaughtering his most beloved characters, I have no doubt I will want to
change the ending to that series.
What is your favorite part of meeting your readers (and new
My favorite part of meeting readers is having the opportunity to actually
chat and get to know them. I always feel horrible if someone comes a long
way to meet me or get a book signed and for whatever reason doesn’t stick
around to chat. I’m always like, “Hey, want to stay and get a coffee later?”
After that, my favorite part of talking with ANY readers (whether they love
my books or not) is finding new, great books to read!
You can meet C.L. Wilson and more
fabulous authors at Readers & ‘ritas this November! Readers
& ‘ritas is
a weekend getaway for book-loving ladies like you. Our guests of honor this
year are Sherrilyn Kenyon, Marie Bostwick, and Cathy Maxwell! Join us at the Hilton Garden
Inn in Allen,
Texas, November 10-12 for:
Visit our events website to find all the details and purchase
- A private signing with all of our authors
- Raffle baskets benefiting Genesis Women’s Shelter
- Panels and discussions in the author lounge
- Signature bags stuffed with free books and swag
- The Annual Fresh Fiction Awards and after party with a gaming
- Delicious meals with an author host at every table!
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