Featuring Author Ola Wegner & a Giveaway

Today on the blog we feature one of my long-time friends in JAFF who is a prolific writer. I was reading her stories long before it ever crossed my mind to write one of my own. That was because her tales drew me into the world of 1800s England so vividly. Since that time, she has published a lot of books and has secured her fanbase, keeping them begging for more. We at DarcyandLizzy hope you enjoy hearing from one of our favourite authors, Ola Wegner, as much as we enjoy featuring her. Brenda

What are you currently working on and what inspires your muse?

My next book is “Wish Upon A Star.” I have not started anything else at the moment, but I will start something new this summer, probably an arranged marriage Regency scenario but it is not 100% sure yet.

Everything inspires my muse, life, people around me and books. I read a lot and perhaps quite surprisingly, I don’t read that much romance. I love sci-fi books, crime stories but also non-fiction books concerning history, anthropology, archaeology, politics and a bit of travel books.

What prompted you to begin writing and do you write for other fandoms besides JAFF? 

I never planned to write before I started ten years ago. I never thought that I could do that—one of the biggest surprises in my life. I was actually writing my Master’s thesis and because I double majored in university I had to write two separate papers roughly at the same time, which made me really stressed. One day instead of writing about Tudor England I began writing my first story which was pretty horrible, but I had such fun with it. I thought that it was such good feeling to create stories and I stuck with it. I don’t write for other fandoms.

What first drew you to JAFF and how long have you been reading it? Do you prefer Regency or Modern? Do you have any hobbies besides JAFF? 

I was an English lit major in university; thus, I read lots of British authors. I enjoyed Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters the most. When I accidently discovered JAFF I was both floored and totally enamoured with it. I read everything I could find. Those were good times, everything was so fresh and innocent, in a way. I actually prefer Modern stories to read, perhaps because I write mostly Regency. My favourite JAFF stories ever are works by Belen from Argentina and Rika from USA who wrote Unexpected Song.

As for my other hobbies I love reading, I am really into interior design, gardening and fashion. I think that many people think I am rather shallow when they first meet me because I am always overdressed for the occasion. I love shopping and talking about clothes. In truth, I am a very serious and responsible person deep inside. 

What are three of your favorite resources to turn to when writing?

It depends, but usually it is Regency Encyclopedia, Internet in general, and my dear readers and other authors who are always willing to help.

Are there any people in your life who have inspired certain traits in your characters or scenes?

It is difficult to say because I never consciously copy people from real life to put them into stories, but afterwards when the story is finished I notice that perhaps I actually did that. I am definitely an avid observer of people.

Thank you so much for reading my interview!

Ola

 

We are offering those of you who leave a comment  a chance to win one of two kindle e-books of any of Ola’s stories (including the new one). If you have trouble commenting here, please comment on our FB page for this blog post.

You have until our next post (we post 15th and 30th) to comment. The winner to be announced on the forum and the DarcyandLizzy.com facebook page. So please check these sites to see if you have won.

To get in on the drawing, click on comments beside Discussion directly under the title. Good luck!

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27 Comments on "Featuring Author Ola Wegner & a Giveaway"

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Maureen
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Thank you for the interview Ola, I have always enjoyed reading yours books, there is always something different and unexpected.

tgruy
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I find Ola’s stories different and interesting. Thank you for the chance to win the last one.

Jennron1
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I have enjoyed reading & buying your books. It was nice to learn a bit more about you from this great interview.

Betty Jo
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I have enjoyed all of your stories, Ola, but I think to Wish Upon a Star may be my favorite yet! Thanks for sharing your stories with us!

Rose Fairbanks
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What a fun interview!

JanisB
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What a lovely interview and opportunity to get to know Ola Wegner! Looking forward to reading your latest. Many thanks for offering a giveaway.

Betty Campbell Madden
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Betty Campbell Madden

I have enjoyed every one of your P&P variations, Olay, and eagerly anticipate reading Star. With luck, it will be a copy I win!

Betty Campbell Madden
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Betty Campbell Madden

Sorry about adding the “y” to your name, Olay. These eBook keyboards leave much to be desired.

MaryAnn Nagy
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Great to read your interview I have read some of your novels and have enjoyed them . Good luck on all future endeavors!

gabbycat
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Ola, it is a pleasure to read this interview. I love your books, and now I feel as though I have met you. Thank you for stopping by the blog.

Peggy, aka gabbycat

Ola Wegner
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Thank you so much, Peggy. So kind of you to say so.

Theresa M
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I just read Wish Upon A Star and loved it! I love reading JAFF and now will have to put your other books on my TBR list. I also need to look for Belen from Argentina’s stories.

Pam Hunter
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Great interview! I have some of Ola’s books, and I love them. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of her latest!

bludpoison
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Wonderful.I learn from all the interviews that every writer has different method in writing her/his story (ies). And your stories are one of my favorites. Double majors and wrote 2 thesis at the same time wow. Amazing you can do those. Thank you for letting us know some of you.

Ola Wegner
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So pleased to hear that you like my stories, are for double major, I am really not that smart just really stubborn and hard worker.

Carmalee
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I loved learning about you, double major and writing 2 thesis at the same time, I am impressed. I have loved all of your stories and look forward to anything you write.

Ola Wegner
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Thank you for reading my stories and commenting so faithfully on them, Carmalee, as for 2 thesis, it is really doable if you put yourself to it. I did not wish to brag just explain in what circumstances I began to write, life gives your most unusual opportunities when you least expect them.

KateB
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Great interview Ola. What a surprise, Ola planning to write a FMS book. 😉
So you are a fan of sci-fiction, I hope you like Lem as much as I do. And as to crime stories, apart from Hercule Poirot / Miss Marple and Sherlock Holmes, I grew up on Joe Alex (an obscure reference to our other readers).
Looking forward to your next book. 🙂

Ola Wegner
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I do love Stanislaw Lem,Kate, Solaris and Return from the Stars are my top favourites. Lately I read Atlantis Gene by A.G. Riddle, fantastic book.

DarcyBennett
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Great interview. I love arranged marriage scenarios so I hope you decide to proceed with it as your next release.

Ola Wegner
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We shall see. I will start writing it in July. I will post it first on Darcy and Lizzy.

Jennifer Redlarczyk
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Ola! It’s so fun to have you here in the spotlight and I LOVED your latest book, “Wish Upon a Star.” I am amazed that you have written so many wonderful books for the JAFF world when English is not your first language. And … I see from FB that one of your books is translated and available in Spanish. Love all the new book covers, by the way. Thanks so much for continuing to post at D&L. Jen Red

KateB
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I have seen the Spanish translation as well. What about the Polish translation? 😉

Ola Wegner
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I am Polish, it is my first language, but writing in English is my escape from my life here. I do not see myself translating my own books from English to Polish, that would be really strange.

Elissa Berg
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I loved the interview.. Thank you so much for taking the time to share. I have enjoyed reading your many stories. One of my favorites is “Moonlighting”. Did you enjoy writing it, and would you do another along those lines? Looking forward to your next story.

Ola Wegner
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So happy that you enjoyed the interview Elissa. Thank you for reading my stories. I had great fun with writing Moonlighting. And yes I think that I shall go into that direction again, I mean sci-fi, at some point in the future. Thank you!

Jennifer Redlarczyk
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PS I also really enjoyed Moonlighting!

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