Tuesday, January 7, 2014 | By: The Write Way Cafe

R.T. Wolfe is Back!

We are happy to welcome the prolific and talented R.T. Wolfe back to The Write Way Café. R.T. is talking about her new Nickie Savage Series, and giving us a sneak peak at what's up next.

The first book in your Nickie Savage Series was recently released. Tell us about this new series!
This is a splinter series from my Black Creek Trilogy. Nickie Savage is a brass, smart-as-hell detective. Duncan Reed is an artist for Hollywood with a photographic memory. As opposite as they are, they’ve found they are unstoppable team. If you like detective/mystery romance, give this series a try!

Tell us about your writing space and how or why it works for you.
My writing space is mostly a table at our local Panera. Sometimes it is the bleachers at one of my sons’ swim meets or the car on route to said swim meets. Rarely do I write at home. There are too many distractions at home … laundry, long grass, dusting. I can tune out other restaurant patrons but not perennials that need to be dead-headed.

What aspect of writing gives you the most trouble?
Time. Those dang day jobs get in the way of everything.

Who or what has been instrumental in or to your writing journey?
My inspirations are Nora Roberts and James Patterson (before his co-writing days). Their styles may differ, but they both have an ability to draw a reader into the setting, into their characters heads. They provide great mystery, amazing relationships, and excellent writing. Rarely, am I disappointed by one of their books.

If you were not a writer, what would your dream job be?
An author. Or maybe a writer. Seriously, writing is my dream job. It is my crack cocaine and my readers are what keep me going.

What is your favorite social media?  Why?
Social media has become a four letter word for authors. I have over 1500 followers on my Facebook Page and FB only shows my posts to about 35 of them unless I pay for more. Regardless, I post there daily. Nothing too serious, mind you. My Page is all about mindless fun, announcements, and more mindless fun. I use Twitter daily, too. Do you? Do you ever feel like you’re talking to yourself? So dang funny. I also have Pinterest, Linkedin, and Google Plus accounts but have yet to find one I could call a ‘favorite.’

What’s up next for R.T.?
In December, I finished book 1 in a new series I’m writing. The Island Escape Series is all about murder, passion, treasure, family, and sea turtles. In book 1, Island Secrets, a scuba diving instructor devotes her time to finding her brother who went missing in a diving accident. She finds herself relying on the help of her childhood friend, the playboy who ends up her boss. If you like sand, sea turtles, and intense relationships, you’ll like Island Secrets. It is with my editors right now and should be out sometime this year. With book 1 in that series with my editors, I’ve started writing book 2 in the Nickie Savage Series. Savage Rendezvous is flying onto the pages as Nickie finds herself at risk of losing two things, her most personal case ever and Duncan Reed. If you would like to receive once-a-month updates on R.T. Wolfe novels, sign up for my newsletter. The link is located on the Home Page of my website, www.rtwolfe.com.

And now some fun stuff!
What is your biggest shopping downfall?
Um, shopping. Shopping is my biggest shopping downfall. I only shop when I’m desperate.

Are you a glass half empty or glass half full personality?
Ooo, tough question. I’ll go with honesty. I’m half empty. I’ve had ‘one of those lives’ and find it easier to live on the cautious side. Past trauma may keep my guard up, but it makes for great writing material!

Are you a dog/cat/other person?
My Facebook followers tell me I’m a dog person. They accuse me of only posting pictures of cute, furry … Okay, okay, I’m a dog person. J

What is your favorite season and why?
I am a four-seasons person, but my favorite is Fall. I love to get out my jeans and sweaters and walk through forests of brilliant colors with leaves crunching under my feet. Winter is magnificent. I even enjoy shoveling. Spring is rejuvenating and summer brings days of writing on my patio. I live in Illinois and am probably right where I need to be.

Thanks for stopping by today, R.T.!


RT Wolfe said...

Prolific? Talented? Sheesh. I'm crashing your blog more often, ladies. Thank you. We have a -40 degrees F wind chill here, and I'm sitting at a Panera with my laptop busting out pages of the next Nickie Savage novel. I will stop back later today. Cold bliss. :)

Alicia Dean said...

Great interview. I just keep learning new things about you. Your Island series sounds awesome! Geez...-40? Stay warm!

Patricia Kiyono said...

Great interview! Yes, I'd agree with the prolific and talented labels - especially with everything you have going on. I have more time now that I'm retired, but as you say, there are so many distractions! Congrats on your new series - and stay warm!

Diane Burton said...

I agree with you about shopping. My sisters are browse-aholics. I hate shopping with them. They look at & touch everything. Sheesh. Good luck with your new book. I imagine you're in the deep freeze like the rest of us in the Midwest. Stay warm!

Deborah O'Neill Cordes said...

R.T., best of luck on the new series, and the Island series sounds wonderful! And thank you for being one of the most sweet and thoughtful authors in publishing land! Much success, lady!

RT Wolfe said...

Alicia: I'm psyched about the Island Escape Series. So dang fun.
Patricia: You're so sweet. I envy your retirement. Someday....
Diane: High-five to shopping grinches!
Deborah: Thank you for the kind words and well wishes. Us newer authors need all the help we can get!

HiDee said...

R.T., thank you again for being with us today! Best of luck with ... everything! :)

RT Wolfe said...

Thank you, Hidee. I was my honor. :)