Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Author Interview--Wendy Lynn Decker

Wendy's middle-grade book, THE BEDAZZLING BOWL is available on and on Kindle. She's represented by Michael Bourret of the Dystel & Goderich Literary Agency and now writes realistic, contemporary fiction.

On Writing:

Favorite thing about writing a first draft:
Getting past the middle.
Best thing about writing for kids and/or teens:
I enjoy writing for young adults because everything is new to them, but I have experienced it before, and I can revisit those memories with a little more insight and a lot more humor.
Favorite word?
One word that describes your path to publication:
If I could have two dream careers:
I’d be an author with a checking account and a music publisher, so I could make all the decisions on the musical talent that receive recording contracts.

On Life:

If I could snap my fingers and solve one of the problems here on earth, it would be:
To find a cure for mental illness. I believe if this were possible it would lead to fixing many other problems in the world.  But there are so many more I’d like to wish for, but you only said one. 
One question I wish I had a definitive answer to:
I wish I had just one.
Best thing about being a child:
Believing anything is possible to achieve.
Worst thing about being a child:
Not always being heard.
Best thing about being a teenager:
The emotional roller coaster ride.
Worst thing about being a teenager:
So much drama can cause major acne breakouts.
Most memorable teen moment:
Graduating high school.
One sentence you’d like to share with your teen self:
The people you are surrounding yourself with will mean nothing to you in your future; don’t let them hold you back.
A quote I live by:
It’s better to try and fail than wonder.
My dream vacation:
I would love to travel through Europe on the Orient Express.
In My Perfect World…
Everyone would get lobster, chocolate and champagne at least once a week.
There would be an abundance of sunshine and low humidity in New Jersey.
No one would be deprived of a second chance.
Every child would have food, parents and a safe environment to live.
No one would ever lie.
College would be free for everyone.


  1. Loved the interview! Thanks, Wendy and Angelina.

    "Potholed" seems like a pretty common road-condition, lol, but let's hope we've all got good tires... er, I mean, good support systems and serious perseverance. ;)

  2. Hi Wendy! It's been ages since I saw you...was it the Eastern PA retreat?

    I can relate to so many of your responses. I think a lot of us can relate to the pothole phenomenon. As school is gearing up for a new year, I heartily agree that college should be FREE for everyone, and teachers/professors should get the respect and the pay they deserve.

    Congrats on your representation and here's to a juicy contract coming soon!

    ~Mary Ann

  3. Great interview. I've seen Wendy on the Blue Boards, so now I had a chance to learn more about her. I also downloaded her novel.

  4. Thanks for checking out the interview, all. It was nice to see some familiar names. :-) And Medeia, thanks for downloading my novel. Best of luck to you.

  5. "No one would be deprived of a second chance."

    Even people like Hitler? Having been responsible for the death and suffering of millions, he might take the opportunity of a second chance to cause the suffering of billions...

    I understand it would be "fair", "just" for Hitler, but not for his victims.

    masterymistery at
    cosmic rapture


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