Welcome to WOLF NOTES, where interview questions stray from the rest of the pack. It’s nice to know the usual stuff like where an author gets their inspiration and why they write, but sometimes we need a little fun in our lives.
TJ Perkins is a gifted and well-respected author in the mystery/suspense Pagan/fantasy genre. Her short stories for young readers have appeared in the Ohio State 6th Grade Proficiency Test Preparation Book, Kid’s Highway Magazine, and Webzine ‘New Works Review,’ just to name a few. She’s placed five times in the CNW/FFWA chapter book competition. Her short story of light horror for YA, The Midnight Watch, was published Oct 2007 by Demon Minds Magazine. Finished works of her young reader’s chapter books are entitled: The Fire and the Falcon (which won two chapter book awards), Wound Too Tight, Mystery of the Attic, and On Forbidden Ground. Published books in the Kim & Kelly Mystery Series include: Fantasies Are Murder, The Secret in Phantom Forest, Trade Secret, Image in the Tapestry (which won a chapter book award) and In the Grand Scheme of Things (all with GumShoe Press 2006). Shadow Legacy series, Silver Leaf Books, book 1 won an award. Four Little Witches, Schiffer Publishing, won the 2016 COVR Visionary Art Award, as well as The Healthy Witch 2019. Mystery of the Attic was made into a play by the Café Theater in NJ, Oct. 2005. TJ has had numerous short stories published in many anthologies 2016-2019.
Wolf: If you could be any animal in the universe, what would it be and why?
T J: Phoenix. Because it will continue to rise from the ashes over and over.
Wolf: And hopefully learn from mistakes. If you had to pick a weapon, what would it be and why?
T J: Bow and arrow. I like silent but deadly
Wolf: That’s always a good thing when hunting. What is the nicest thing you’ve ever done to your characters?
T J: Let them live and achieve a goal
Wolf: Living is good. You’ve just been turned into a plant. Describe yourself.
T J: Spearmint. I’m holistic, healing, attract money. I complement drinks or deserts and I can be used in a love spell.
Wolf: One of my favorite herbs. Do you consider yourself a cat person, or a dog person?
T J: Cat person
Wolf: That’s a fast answer. While walking in the woods you come across…
T J: A Faerie mound
Wolf: I’m sure you have a knack at finding those. If you could have a super-power, what would it be?
T J: Invisibility
Wolf: Wait. Where did you go? (Just kidding) There is a door at the end of a dark, damp corridor. You hear rumbling. What do you do?
T J: Walk away real fast
Wolf: Smart move. What five items would you want to have in a post-cataclysmic world?
T J: Sword, knife, rope, canteen and toothbrush.
Wolf: Two blades. You must be expecting trouble. What is your favorite body of water and why?
T J: Babbling stream – because the sound is soothing, you can connect with the water elementals, and it’s a great source of cleansing
Wolf: So true. What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
T J: Exercise, garden, be in nature, read
Wolf: Thanks for stopping by. Don’t forget to check out T J Perkins books. While you’re there, pick up a copy of Star Touched and Wolf Dawn.