Wednesday, November 25, 2009

What, When, Where, Why, How with Hywela Lyn

Welcome to the gracious and talented Hywela Lyn!!

What kind of shifter/creature would you prefer to be paired with if you found yourself in a paranormal story?

A were unicorn - not as scary as a werewolf, in my opinion, although as a species I'm rather fond of wolves and enjoy werewolf stories as much as the next person.. A were unicorn would have several advantages though. Being a were-animal he would revert to his human form by day, and when the moon was not full, and - well we needn't go into that too much, but while he would have all the qualities of the unicorn, nobility, gentleness, strength, etc. ... he would also be very masculine and handsome when human. In addition, in his unicorn form he would provide a comfortable means of transport. What could be more exciting than riding a unicorn? His horn, of course, will purify water, which could come in handy if we get thirsty on our quest. I love horses and have two of my own, although sadly they're missing the mystical horn, so it just seems natural to want such a creature as my companion in this particular fantasy. I generally manage to include either a horse or a unicorn in most of my stories anyway.

When do you shower?

In the morning, or if I have to be up early, before I go to bed. I have been known to shower in the middle of the day, but only if I fall flat on my face in the mud or something equally stupid, usually when my dog's taken me for a rather muddy walk or my sweet mare has been frightened by a saber-tooth butterfly and panicked, doing her own unique impression of an astral bucking bronco.

Where do you do your best writing?

At night.Or I would if hubby would allow me to stay up until the early hours and insists we go to bed before 1 am. So I try to get up early and write then, but my muse still urges me to write late at night, and I frequently play over plots in my mind while d.h. quietly snores.

Why do birds suddenly appear, every time you are near?

Probably because I have tons of birdseed for them. The little sweethearts sit on the fence and twitter until I put out their breakfast - and lunch - and tea! Then they reward me by leaving mucky 'calling cards' on my washing line!

How do crayons taste?

Like wax? Actually I'm not really into crayons. Not for eating that is. If I want something to chomp in between meals I far prefer chocolate. Chocolate is food for the brain. It helps me think and gives me inspiration. That's my story anyway, and I'm sticking to it!

Hywela Lyn most of her life in Wales and the beautiful countryside and legends inspired her to write. Although she now lives in a small village in England, she is very proud of her Welsh heritage and background. She enjoys weaving romantic tales of the future, and distant, mysterious worlds. Her pen name is a combination of her first two names. 'Hywela’ is Welsh and her first name, but it was never used and she has always been called by her second Christian name, Lyn.

One thing remains constant in her writing: The power of love. Love, not only between her hero and heroine, but between friends and siblings, and for their particular world and the creatures that share it. She is crazy about all animals, especially horses. She lives with her long suffering husband, Dave, and has two horses, Harry and T'pau, two feral cats, Milly and Molly, and an adopted Jack Russell terrier called Bouncer.

Hywela Lyn’s first novel, 'Starquest', a futuristic romance is available in eBook and Print format from The Wild Rose Press. The sequel to ‘Starquest’, 'Children of the Mist' is available in eBook format from The Wild Rose Press.

She is thrilled to have been one of nine authors who each wrote a story about one of the nine Greek muses. Her story about Terpsichore, the 'Muse Of Dance, entitled 'Dancing With Fate,' is available now as an individual E-book from the Publisher, or as one of three stories in Book II of the paperback anthology ‘Song Of The muses’ .She is currently working on another story in the series, featuring the same muse.

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Brandy said...

Sounds as though you've thought out the were question pretty well. I like your argument for a were-unicorn!

groovyoldlady said...

I love how she so gracefully ditched the crayons and went for the chocolate!!!