WIPpeteer Gloria Weber WIPterview
Happy Friday! The first Friday of 2014. Auspicious event. Let’s celebrate with a WIPterview. Help me welcome the ever intriguing Gloria Weber to the Blog.
Hello, Gloria. Hope you had a wonderful New Year’s celebration. If you wouldn’t mind we’re going to keep things a little hushed today. The monkeys imbibed a bit too much I’m afraid, and are still hung-over. In fact, why don’t we go out to the balcony. Sure, it’s a little brisk, but the fresh air does wonders for the creative juices, don’t you think? Just perch on the railing there. Perfectly safe. Have some warm Ovaltine.
kls: So now, first things first, tell us a little bit about yourself. Who are you?
GW: I wanted to say something witty before I said what I really am, but my witty is broken today. So, I’m Gloria Weber, a stay-at-home-mom who lives in an almost rural area of northeast Ohio with my super supportive husband, twelve-year-old son, and eight-year-old daughter. Currently, I have three dogs, a super spoiled teddy bear hamster, and a 29 gallon fish tank. I’m an Koran/Japanese entertainment addict, 10 is my favorite Doctor, I prefer Savage Worlds over Dungeons and Dragons, refuse to stop watching cartoons, and occasionally play video games.
kls: I love cartoons. I fight my hubby over the remote so I can watch them. Video games…I best stay away from those. I could easily get addicted and never come out. Let’s talk WIPpeteers for a moment. What drew you to the WIPpeteers?
GW: I learned of WIPpet Wednesday due to my involvement with ROW80. I ran across people that did both and spent months tempted to join, because creating in a vacuum sucks. Sure, I have a crit partner and beta readers. However, I wait until I have my near best before throwing stuff at them. This allowed for sharing sooner and in pieces. It made the process a bit less isolated.
kls: Writers. Ever the conundrum. Isolated introverts that need one another. What WIP(s) have you been sharing with our readers?
GW: Currently, I have been sharing a project codenamed GRANDMA. It is an MG fantasy that leans toward magical realism.
kls: Fascinating. We’ve seen some good bits of it. Tell our readers, if you wouldn’t mind, what’s your favorite part of WIPpet Wednesday?
GW: The WIPpeteers. Not only a cool name/title/thingy, but a cool group of people that are encouraging, supportive, and nice.
kls: We are nothing if not cool. But everytime I hear a list like that I think of Pippin in Fellowship of the Ring, “Anyways, you need people of intelligence on this sort of… mission… quest… thing.” *clears throat* Sorry, I digress, outside of WW, what project(s) are you currently working on?
GW: I started a new manuscript that is code named TJ. It is my first attempt at writing something New Adult and a bit of an experiment. It is, however, in the genre of Urban Fantasy, so it has some familiar aspects for me.
kls: Hmm…you sure seem to have a thing for code names. Did you, by chance, work as a spy at some point? Well, in any case, time for some horn-blowing. Here, I have a whole bunch of these left over from the monkey’s New Year’s party. Take your pick and toot away! Tell our readers what you have out there, where to find it, what’s coming next, and where to connect with you.
GW: My period-like, dark fantasy novel, GASLIGHT DEMONS, was released by Morbidgames Publishing. It is available for Nook, Kindle, and as a PDF at various places. I was also in THE GHOST IS THE MACHINE, winner of the 2012 P & E Reader’s Poll for best anthology. That’s out for the Kindle and Nook, but can also be gotten in print (from either link). Of course, some of my short stories that I published are out there for free, so take advantage of that too.
kls: Awesome! More to add to my TBR list. Now, hold tight, it’s time for the scarily cool Lightning Round!
Coffee or tea? CAFFIENE!!! (Both)
Rock or country? K-Pop
City, country, or seaside? Country
Favorite color? Purple
Favorite pastime besides penning fantastic tales? Indulging in Korean/Japanese entertainment. I’m talking music, comics, TV shows (animated and real people), and reading their gossip/entertainment news articles. Like I said, I’m an addict.
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?
GW: I wish everyone luck on anything they are working on and thanks for having me.