10 Questions with Gracie Wilson
What I love most about being a writer is where the story can take me, meeting and talking with readers, and all the authors I’ve met.
What I like least about it is the negativity that has been going around. Sometimes this industry can be hateful and that is like most industries. The few ruin it for the many. I found keeping a close group of author friends who understand the ways of this industry to be helpful.
Would you call yourself more Canadian or more Scottish?
Well that’s a hard question. I feel like Scotland is my home. Why? Most likely because my grandparents and my mother were born there and call it home. I’ve visited many times. When I am there I think that it’s the nature and ruins I visit that call to me. Canada, well I am a first generation Canadian, I’ve lived here my whole life. When people ask my background I say I’m Scottish, when they ask where I live I say Canada. I know that doesn’t answer much, but it explains my thoughts. I’m happy being both, the same amount :-)
What was the hardest part about writing “The Lonely Girl” series?
The Lonely Girl was hard to write because I wrote the character after me. Of course adding some dramatic. I took my personal loss and brought it to life. The book allowed me to talk about the feelings I had and the dealings of moving on without someone who had been so present in my life. Writing it was hard, but the nerves that came when it was published was harder. I wanted people to see my story and let it become their story. Those who have had loss can see I write from experience, I’ve had readers tell me this. People asking if ‘Michael’ was real, that was difficult. Seeing that people could see through the words, but I found in time that it was an overall helpful experience for me. Now I have no issues talking to any reader that contacts me. I had an eighteen-year-old contact me saying she lost her boyfriend too and that the book spoke to her. That was hard. She said she could see through each feeling and knew they had to be real. I spoke with her at length and felt it freeing for both of us.
Any hidden talents or crazy facts about you?
Crazy fact…. I still can’t colour in the lines very well. Hidden talents, well until my book was published no one, not even my family, knew I could write.
What inspires your stories?
Life experience for some books and pure imagination for others, it really depends on the story. I can write about love of all kinds because I’ve lived it. I find things I’ve seen or felt come to me easier. The other parts I have to imagine, those stories can be harder to write but not impossible as Storm Corp has shown. I enjoy writing and use it as an outlet.
What is your favourite genre (to read and / or write)?
I love New Adult, I write and I read it. I love Young Adult too, that’s where I started reading and eventually moved to New Adult.
Tell us about the one thing you can’t live without.
Easy, my family, but with my Mac making a close second :-)
Do you have any advice for (aspiring) authors?
Write for you, not for others. If you are happy with your story keep to it. Don’t let others persuade you to change it so drastically. When the day is over you have to live with your novel, no one else.
As a lover of animals and nature, do you incorporate both into your books?
I’d love to write a book about a crazy fish girl falling for the crazy boy next door.
In Lonely Girl Becca was based on myself. So she finds nature to be helpful and like home to her. She has a special place she goes to just to sit and marvel at nature’s wonders. I love nature, I love animals, so when I’m struggling I go outside, I sit with my pets. I will watch documentaries while I’m writing.
What are you currently working on?
I’m currently working on book three (The Missing Girl) in my Lonely Girl Series. I’m also working on book two in the Storm Corp Series. I have another book I’ve been working on during edits and such for the other books, it’s calling Finding Darby.
About the Author & Her Books
Look for her in the trees enjoying nature’s wonders, traveling to see the latest animal conservations, or at aquariums all around the world. This girl loves nature and all animals. She has many pets and is always adding new additions. The more the merrier in her mind. Sitting under the shade reading a book, letting the world around her pass by, while she is safe in her bubble of imagination. Well that is where she’d love to stay. She is a softball player, can be talked into the occasional Karaoke and loves going out to dance. She is a first generation Canadian living in Ontario. Her family is from Scotland, so finding her in the hot sun for very long is unlikely, but give her rain and thunderstorms and she’s golden.
The Lonely Girl book one is free right now!
“What about you, Jake? Why can’t you take a step back and let me take care of my girlfriend?”
Oh no, Keegan, don’t. As much as I love you I’d be lost without Jake. He’s the whole reason I survived last summer.
“I’m not going anywhere, no matter how much our friendship might make you insecure. She’s my best friend and I won’t live my life without her,” Jake answers.
“I’m tired of being punished for Michael and Dillon’s mistakes. Clearly, I didn’t realize what I signed up for but it sure as hell wasn’t playing second fiddle to a dead guy and her best friend,” Keegan snaps back.
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The Broken Girl
All Becca Potts seems to know is darkness, pain and loss.
Every time she gets ahead another secret or event sends her spiraling back.
Dillon's attack has left her fighting for all she holds dear.
Now she has to be brave and pick up the pieces. Hearts will be shattered and love will be rewritten. Becca has to navigate through the chaos that is
plaguing her life and figure out what she wants. Nothing is going as planned but it never has.
Everything she thought she knew is about to be challenged.
Truths will be exposed.
New threats will be revealed. Promises will be destroyed and life as Becca
knows it is about to be broken.
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Determined & Derailed: Storm Corp Series By Gracie Wilson
What happens when you stumble upon something you can’t turn a blind eye to? In one blinding instant my life is turned upside down.
During all the chaos that has become my life, I find friendships are tested, loyalties are betrayed and those left whom I love are put in danger or killed.
I can only count on me. Three men are in my life, but they each have their own motives. My only motive is to make it out of this alive. I don’t even know if that is possible
My name is Alexis Storm and my answer to the storm which my life has become is to fight back at all costs – to survive.