Interview with WIPpeteer ReGi McClain
Today I start the first of many WIPpeteer interviews. Time to get to know this crazy crew just a bit better, I say. We start with the adorable ReGi McClain — if memory serves, one of the original WIPpeteers. If memory doesn’t serve, well then, so be it.
Let’s give a warm round of applause to ReGi McClain, here all the way from . . . *consults notes* . . . Alaska? Whose handwriting is this? How am I expected to . . . oh, um, yes, continuing on . . .
kls: Welcome to my humble abode on the web, ReGi. Please, take a seat. No! Not there. That’s . . . um . . . *lowers voice and peers around the room* that’s where the flying monkeys sit. It’s best not to provoke them. Even when they’re not here.
RGMC: Oh, I wouldn’t dare provoke a flying monkey. Besides, I hear monkeys aren’t too good at controlling certain bodily functions.
kls: Oh, man! Could I tell you the stories about that! Maybe later. How about using this pile of books. Yes, actual books. Just pop this pillow on top and try not to wiggle around too much. I’d hate for you to tip over.
RGMC: I guess it’s a good thing I’ve been practicing my balance poses in yoga this week.
kls: There, all settled. Something to drink, perhaps?
RGMC: Do you happen to have any vegan hot chocolate? No? Oh well. No thank you, then.
kls: Oooookay, on with the interview. First things first, tell us a little bit about yourself. Who are you?
RGMC: I’m an evil-fighting, monster-taming, universe-traversing, omniscient force of nature. If you mean my alter ego, she’s just a boring, old, Jesus-freak wifey and homeschooling mom of four that lives in Alaska. Seriously, her idea of excitement is staring at the ceiling in the silent room at the library. Although, her kids are pretty awesome. Two of them are on the autistic spectrum and one of them is ADHD, so they keep her moving.
kls: Let’s talk WIPpeteers for a moment. What drew you to the WIPpeteers?
RGMC: The consistency. When you started the group, I was trying to be more consistent about blogging, but writing short stories and articles took time away from my real WIP’s . WIPpets offered me a way to make sure I had a weekly post that would help advance my WIP’s rather than take time away from them.
kls: Glad you found it of such use. 🙂 What WIP(s) have you been sharing with our readers?
RGMC: The great majority of my WIPpets are from Fairy Blood or The Queen of Bears.
kls: What’s your favorite part of WIPpet Wednesday?
RGMC: I love the community! The support and camaraderie among the WIPpeteers is amazing. Although I only know one other WIPeteer personally, I feel like I’ve made friends.
kls: We are an incredible bunch, I must say. Outside of WW, what project(s) are you currently working on?
RGMC: NaNoWriMo at the moment. I hope to finish well. The start has been rocky. Other than that, my alter ego won’t let me do much at a time. Among her kids that need speech or occupational therapy, we have 7 or more appointment trips to make every week. She tries not to complain too much (except to Alana, with whom she has a mutual unlimited whining agreement), but it does get to be a bit much at times. I have some short stories heading for Kindle soonishly, but they are on the back-burner until after November.
kls: Time for some horn-blowing. Tell our readers what you have out there, where to find it, what’s coming next, and where to connect with you.
RGMC: Fairy Blood is scheduled to be released in November, 2014. Right now, you can follow The Queen of Bears and find excerpts of Fairy Blood over on my blog, at http://regimcclain.wordpress.com. I post one or two super short stories there per month as well. You can also find me on
and Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5737212-regi-mcclain
I have a newsletter, too, but it won’t be very active until I’m ready to push Fairy Blood.
kls: Very cool. You are everywhere! Okay, get ready, here comes the lightning round!
Coffee or tea? Both.
Rock or country? Rock, but I married into Country.
City, country, or seaside? SEASIDE!!!
Favorite color? Blue.
Favorite pastime besides penning fantastic tales? Reading. Unless you count chilling with friends while my alter ego’s kids play happily nearby without vying for their mom’s attention.
kls: I think that’s all I have. Thanks so much for stopping by and for joining in the craziness that is WIPpet Wednesdays. Anything else you’d like to share? Any final thoughts?
RGMC: I would like to warn anyone thinking of joining the WIPpeteers about your mind-control powers and… um… Why are you looking at me that way? No! Wait! Don’t call the flying monkeys! I meant, I’d like to tell them how very lovely you are, Mistress, and how wonderful it is to be one of your minions, er, blog friends. I mean blog friends. Please call the monkeys off, Mistress. I won’t do it again (today).
kls: Of course you won’t, my pretty. Um. . . Was the camera still running? Darn it, who’s supposed to be editing this stuff?