Friday, November 16, 2012

An Interview with Author Ey Wade

Bio: Ey Wade is the single parent of three grown daughters whom she homeschooled and the Lovey to a one year old boy. Ey has worked in the childcare profession for over thirty years. Child safety has always been a concern in her life and she has drawn on those experiences to write the novel which has gained the attention of parents, parents-to-be, and child care professionals.

Please welcome mother of three, grandmother of one, and author Ey Wade to Unwritten! Like many other lucky ducks, she also won an interview as part of my 20,000TH Hit Giveaway, so I'm thrilled to have the chance to grill her about lots of things today. Let's get started.
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Ey, tell us about yourself. Where are you from, and what do you do when you're not clicking away at the keyboard?

Hi Mysti, I hail from the great state of Texas. Spring, to be exact; where the weather is perpetually ideal and glorious. Kidding, the weather is as normal as any constantly changing atmosphere in Texas. I don’t think I’m hardly ever off of the computer. If I’m not writing on a book then I’m plugging away at marketing. When I’m really tired of that I’m spending as much time as possible with my grandson and daughters.

Over the course of my snooping on your website, I discovered a beautiful quote of yours:

'I am a writer....a master of words.'Like a knife, words should be handled carefully. They can cut deeply, the wound may never heal, and the scar can remain for an eternity.' ~Ey Wade

What inspired this quote, and how do you live it in your writing?

The second part of the quote is basically a motto from childhood, to me being a parent. I lived through bullying from classmates and family. Words hurt more than physical because physical can heal, but words burrow into the soul. Once I became an author I realized I had the ability to put people into the emotional field I desired. I try to use this talent to tell stories \which will make differences in the reader’s life.

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Your most recent nonfiction book, Beads On A String: America's Racially Intertwined Biographical History, seems like a fascinating read. According to your blurb, it began as a homeschool project for your daughters. When and why did you decide to put the information together into a book, and what has been the response so far?

Yes, as ‘the instructor in life’ as I often told my daughters I was, I decided to put the book together because my youngest was  having issues with America’s routine of celebrating Black History Month. She didn’t understand why Black history was taught daily in the public school. Eventually we thought all races should be included in a book so I decided to write one.

At the moment Beads is accepted with a lot of tremendous praise and receiving awesome reviews.

Just reading about your your suspense novel, The Perfect Solution, gives me chills. What inspired this story about child abduction and accountability?

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Well, I have worked in the childcare profession for over 30 years. Believe me I have seen some strange things. I’ve witnessed a few children being pushed out of the room to the wrong person, but luckily not leaving the property. Some of the centers were so inadequate, I just wondered what would happen if there were a determined individual who wanted a child and wrote it out.

Since my blog's been voted #3 Top Writing Blog by, I love to ask authors to share their advice and experiences with other aspiring writers. In your bio, you mention the terrible experience you had with an agent and a publisher called Publish America. What have you learned since then, and what advice can you give to those looking for agents and publishers?

From my experience I learned to never take anything at face value. Research and research again.

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Time for my infamous random question! This question comes from one of my oldest daughter's favorite books, Would You Rather?...Radically Repulsive:

Would you rather have to battle...
...a blindfolded tiger OR 600 yapping poodles?
...your own left hand OR your own right foot?
...Medusa when her shoes keep coming untied or a Minotaur who is looking for his car keys during the battle?

I think I would rather the dogs. They can be corralled and herded out of the room. All else seems pretty dangerous.

Now, Ms. Wade, would you mind sharing an excerpt of your work?

I’ll just give you a taste from:
The Perfect Solution

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Shutting the kitchen door, Brhin quickly ran to the table holding the telephone. His tiny hands eagerly snatched the receiver from its cradle. In his rush to turn it over and get it to his ear, it slipped from his hands and fell to the floor. Bending to pick it up, he hit the middle of his forehead on the table's edge. Tears pooled in his eyes, blurring his vision and making it hard for him to see the numbers on the dial. With one hand, Brhin wiped the tears that had escaped from his tired eyes and rolled down his cheeks and then rubbed the knot that was forming in the middle of his brow.

He wanted to cry like a little baby. “If my momma was here,” he took a deep breath and tried to comfort himself. “She would kiss it better. She would say 'take a deep breath, count to three, and the pain will disappear.”

 Taking a deep breath, blinking his eyes rapidly and rubbing at his cheek, Brhin studied the dial. It didn't look like the phone at home. At home the numbers were large with lights behind them. This one was dark and had small numbers. He recalled the games he and his mom had played until he was able to remember their phone number. Remembering the game helped him to recognize the numbers.

After pressing his chubby little fingers to the first two numbers, he quickly dialed through the rest.

"Momma, Momma." He shouted into the telephone. "Come and get me." He said excitedly. He listened for his mother's response and then felt totally heartbroken when he realized he was listening to the answering machine.

Thanks so much for being here, Ey, and I wish you a ton of success!

Thanks for having me, Mysti. It has been wonderful.


  1. Great interview, and love the quote. Wish I'd though of it! LOL

    1. Lol, thank you. Ahh, but the things that come behind our quotes are what make us the people we are. You probably have a beautiful one in your head.

  2. Great sounds like you have triumphed over the bullying and now can help others do the same. Bravo!

  3. Thank you so much. Yeah, I've come to realize their is a fault in all of us, so those 'perfect' people or either hurting or jealous and you have to live and let live.

  4. I enjoyed your interview very much. Yes, kids are so vulnerably to bullying. I'll soon be 70 yrs. old and I can still remember being made fun of for the way I walked.

    I'm sure your books will help a lot of people. Good luck with your writing.

    Gotta love those random questions, Mysti. If somebody got close enough to the tiger to blindfold it, I'll bet it was toothless. lol


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