Thursday, May 16, 2013

We Catch Up With Denise Golinowski !

How would you describe yourself using only five words?

A hopeful romantic who writes

Do you have any guilty pleasures?

Reading because I do it instead of chores.

Barbecue potato chips because I'm a salty/savory kinda gal.

Lying in bed on a workday through three snooze alarms not because I'm sleepy, but because I can.

Name one thing readers would be surprised to know about you.

I read Tarot cards. Have done it professionally as well as for friends.

How do you get yourself in the mood to write?

Since I'm pretty much always in the mood to write, it's basically just turning on the computer and sitting down.

If someone hasn't read any of your work, what book would you recommend that they start with and why?

Why does this feel like you're asking me which child is my favorite. Eek! Well, I think that I'd have to say COLLECTOR'S ITEM because I think I've shapeshifted into a paranormal writer from a pure fantasy writer. My first book, THE FESTIVAL OF THE FLOWERS: THE COURTESAN AND THE SCHOLAR, was a fantasy romance which gave full rein to my love of fantasy and worldbuilding. However, building the world for COLLECTOR'S ITEM was even more enjoyable and challenging. Trying to create an alternative world like our own but with paranormals living openly among humans was a fascinating mental exercise. The "what ifs" kept popping out of the woodwork like demonic whack-a-moles. Now, I find myself returning to that world over and over again. Hopefully, readers will share that enjoyment in my future books.

Collector's Item


Denise Golinowski said...

Thank you, LR&M, for having me visit and share some tidbits about myself and Collector's Item. And the timing was perfect since it's being released in all eformats tomorrow by The Wild Rose Press. Thanks again!

Denise Golinowski said...

Hi! Thank you, LR&M, for letting me visit and share a little bit about myself and Collector's Item.

Leah St. James said...

I loved the world you created in Festival of the Flowers -- so elegant and genteel. This new world is so very different, but equally fascinating. The setting was familiar, but the (shape-shifting) characters very (very) different. Excellent job.

Barbara said...

Hi Denise. Loved getting to know you here. Collector's Items sounds fascinating. Best of luck with the release.

Denise Golinowski said...

Thank you, Leah, for stopping by and sharing such a lovely compliment about my first book, The Festival of the Flowers. While fantasy is my first love, the paranormal was a wonderful place to play.

Denise Golinowski said...

Hi Barbara! Thanks for commenting and for the good wishes. Fingers crossed.