Renee The Writer
Renee Wildes grew up reading fantasy authors Terry Brooks and Mercedes Lackey and is a huge Joseph Campbell fan, so the minute she discovered romance novels it became inevitable that she would combine it all and write fantasy romance. Renee is a history buff and research junkie, from ancient to medieval times, esp. the Dark Ages. As a Navy brat and a cop’s kid, she gravitated to protector/guardian heroes and heroines. She’s had horses her whole life, so became the only vet tech in a family of nurses. It all comes together in her Guardians of Light series – fantasy, action, romance, heroics, and lots of critters!
Renee The Working Mom
I live in Wausau, central Wisconsin (paper mill central!) 2 hours north of Madison. I ’m the married mother of three teenagers with 3 cats, a Chow, a hamster, and a gray Morab mare.
I’m a study in contrasts. I’m a Navy brat and a cop’s kid. I’m the lone vet tech in a family of nurses. Growing up all my friends were boys and Arabian horses, but I’d stand a date up to go horseback riding in the mountains. My ideal weekend is caving, the muddier the better, or rappelling, but it takes me twenty minutes to lean back over that cliff – every single time. Steve Irwin was my hero, but I’m deathly afraid of snakes and spiders.
When I’m not writing, I’m running between my day job as an Petsmart dog groomer, 4H meetings, the barn, & horse shows. I drive a red PT Cruiser. I HATE to shop, unless it’s horse stuff. I own 2 pairs of shoes, 3 skirts and 1 dress. I live in jeans in the summer and sweats in the winter. I have pierced ears but never wear earrings. I love the Dark Ages, Medieval Renaissance fairs, and scrapbooking. My favorite flowers are lilies.
When I get time to read, I love fantasy, action, and dark paranormal. My favorite books are The Ladies of Mandrigyn by Barbara Hambly and Warprize by Elizabeth Vaughan. I want to be Mercedes Lackey when I grow up. I love reading Lori Foster, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Christine Feehan & Angela Knight.
I will have to die in my current house because all my friends refuse to haul my book collection another foot. Not even one little box. I’ve always loved writing. In school I was the only kid to have a MAXIMUM word count. My Grandma Jeanne was my inspiration; she was the first writer in our family.