Friday, June 19, 2020

Garden Interview with Roni Denholtz

Hello Roni

Welcome. Tell us about you and your books.

Do you plot or let the story unfold as you write?
I try to plot at least the major components of the story before writing.  It makes the writing go faster.

How did you do in English as a kid?

I did well in English.  I actually liked diagramming sentences, and liked literature (well, most of it.  There were a few books I disliked).

When did you decide to become an author?

When I got hooked at age 9 on the Nancy Drew series, I wanted to writ my own.  I decided to be an author then!

Do you have trouble saying goodbye to characters?

Sometimes.  I often write epilogues for them because of that.

Do you have set times during the day that you write?

I go to my “real job” (real estate) often in the morning.  Then I come home, take the dog for a long walk, and spend the afternoons writing.  Although sometimes it’s the reverse order.

and for a little fun...

Do you have a favorite quote?

            “Never give up.  Never surrender.”  From the movie Galaxy Quest.  I had this quote on my bulletin board for years!

What is your favorite drink?
            Amaretto!  I treat myself to a glass every Friday night.

Has the dog ever eaten your manuscript?
            No, but our current dog chewed the TV remote and I had to get a new one!

Do you have any hobbies?

            I collect old girls’ series books like Nancy Drew, Judy Bolton, and Dana Girls.

What is your favorite time of year and why?
            Autumn.  I love the cooler temperatures and the gorgeous colors.

Where can we find you online?

Facebook:  Roni Denholtz Author
Instagram denholtzroni

Download Enchanted Vermont Nights (Deerbourne Inn series) on Amazon and other online retailers.


GiniRifkin said...

Hi Roni: Nice learning more about your. I have several "girl" books too. Even the Nancy Drew cookbook! Loved reading her as a child as well. Wishing you great success with your Deerbourne Inn story

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

I enjoyed your interview.
I loved your quote! Galaxy Quest is one of my favorite movies.
I loved the Nancy Drew books and the Hardy Boys books, too. My mother introduced them to me. Then, of course, I loved the TV series. Parker Stevenson and Shaun Cassidy's pictures were on my wall.

Wishing the best success with your book.

Anna Taylor Sweringen said...

Thanks for the insights, Roni. I'm having a good time celebrating Christmas in July today on Twitter with Eight Nights To Win Her Heart. Thanks for such a great story. Good luck with this one.