Confession number one: I said I’d never do it. Run my own blog, that is. With thousands of intelligent, thought-provoking sites already well-established, the market’s overcrowded. Who’s got the time or inclination to care about the disjointed thoughts of a British author who has trouble taking life seriously?
Well, I’ve gone and done it anyway so let’s hope I’m wrong about that and I'm not talking to myself.
Welcome to my shiny new blog. I’m Wendy Soliman (nee Wood), native of the Isle of Wight in Southern England. This is me today, British by birth, gipsy by inclination.
My intelligent, kind, witty husband André and I divide our time between Andorra and the west coast of Florida. Here we are earlier this year, enjoying the Florida lifestyle. As you can see, we believe in getting into the spirit of things!
Jake, a Spanish rescued dog of indeterminate pedigree, condescends to share our lives. I named him Jake Bentley after the hero in one of my books on the basis that they’re both hunky mongrels with independent spirits and naughty streaks. Here he is, attempting to tear the head off the squeaky chicken I brought back for him from America. The Yanks know how to make tough toys and he’s yet to make any…er, headway. (Sorry, couldn’t resist the dreadful pun).
I’m a huge animal fan. I grew up falling off horses and have had dogs all my adult life. If you get round to reading any of my books, you won’t find many where an animal doesn’t steal the show. Take The Hunter Files, for instance. I’m glad you asked about them. Oh, you didn’t. Well, never mind, since we’re on the subject, The Hunter Files is a series I’m writing for Carina Press under my W. Soliman persona featuring a retired policeman now living on his trawler yacht, the No Comment, in Brighton marina. He shares his life with Guilty, a large multi-coloured mutt who’s the hero of the hour in the first book in the series, Unfinished Business, due to be released in October.
Okay, so now you know all my secrets. Wendy Soliman writes Regency and contemporary romance. W. Soliman writes marine crime mysteries. The professional advice is to write about what you know and who am I to disagree? And just so we’re clear, that would be boats not crime. Honest!
If there really is anyone out there, thanks for stopping by.