Yvonne Rediger was born in
, lived and worked in northern Saskatchewan , Manitoba ,
Alberta and now resides on New Brunswick, Saskatchewan . Vancouver Island, British
Yvonne has been writing since she was in her teens. Her favorite genres are Mystery, Thrillers, Urban Fantasy, and Science Fiction, each with a bit of humor and of course romance.
She is married to her scuba diving buddy who is also her sailboat captain. She has two children and is owned by one Siamese cat.
Question: What is the title and genre of your novel? Why did you select them?
This new release is entitled Trusting the Wolf, and is book 3 in the VIC Shapeshifters series. It is an urban fantasy / paranormal mystery, like the rest of the series. I like writing mystery, be it romantic, cozy, or paranormal. The first book in the VIC series was the first novel I ever wrote. It finished in the top 55 for the Mills and Boon writing completion.
Question: What inspired this novel? How did it come about?
Answer: This story is the follow up from Hell Cat, published December 2018, also from Black Opal Books. In the aftermath of that story, “Lottie” Charlotte Fistbinder has some difficulty with how events concluded and must figure out how to deal with her emotions, mental health, and those around her. All while doing her job, head of pack security.
Question: Could you tell us a little bit about the heroine and/or hero of your novel?
Answer: Charlotte “Lottie” Fistbinder is cocky on the outside and guilt ridden on the inside. With the changes in the hierarchy of the Vancouver Island Clan, her shapeshifter alpha promoted her to head of security, and now the safety of the entire pack is on her shoulders. Trouble is, she’s not sure she’s fit for the job. She worked alongside a whacko and never knew it until it was almost too late. What other serious threat is she missing? So, she’s thrilled when her alpha brings in help to train her and the security team…or is she?
Zavier Koering, is intrigued by Charlotte the moment he sees her file picture. Meeting her for the first time at night in the woods, and in the flesh, is everything he’s hoped for. Especially their first kiss. She’s beautiful, feisty, and gives him as good as he gets. But he has a job to do before he can get her between the sheets. Then her pack is threatened, and all hell breaks loose.
Question: Can you tell us about some of your other published novels or work?
Answer: Sure, besides the paranormal series which includes The Shape of Us and Hell Cat, I write the Musgrave Landing Mysteries. Musgrave Landing is a village on
in the Salt Spring Island Pacific
Northwest. The first book in
the series is Death and Cupcakes, set in a bakery café and full of village
intrigue and a second chance at romance. I’ve just completed the second book,
entitled Fun with Funeral, no publishing date yet. I have a standalone cozy,
about scuba diving and set in , and if you are looking for a beach read this summer,
it’s a good one. Utila Island, Honduras
Question: What are you working on now?
Answer: Book three in the Musgrave Landing Mysteries, Condo Crazy. Also book four of the VIC Shapeshifter series, Magic’s Price.
Question: What made you start writing?
Answer: I’ve been telling stories since I could talk, and writing them down since I was twelve-years-old. Storytelling is part of who I am.
Question: What advice would you offer to those who are currently writing novels?
Answer: Finish one novel. Even if you aren’t sure it’s a good story, just complete it. Once you’ve done it one time, the next is easier. Besides, every first draft is terrible, that’s why we edit.
Question: Where and when will readers be able to obtain your novel?
Answer: I have links to all platforms from my webpage, or my profile on https://www.fantasticfiction.com/r/yvonne-rediger/
Comments and/or questions for Yvonne are welcome.