Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Interview with author P.A. Estelle

Please welcome author P.A. Estelle to my home. I really enjoyed her interview and I’m sure you will too.


Interview with P. A. Estelle:

When did you first know you were a writer? Please tell us about it.

Oh Ashley, I received my first contract for one of my stories in June of 2011 and I have a total of sixteen books out, ranging from the early reader, to the middle grades, clear up to the older folks and I’m STILL not sure I am a writer! LOL  I like to think of myself as one, but I’m just not sure!

How do you conduct research for your books?

Honestly, I am the worst researcher.  If I can’t find exactly what I am looking for within ten minutes, I whine and moan and then my husband finds it for me! 

Have you ever traveled to conduct research for your books? If so, please tell us about it.

The book I am spotlighting today, Jesse’s Find, and another one I’m working on right now are short stories that take place in mid 1800s in Kansas.  As it turned out I was taking my mom to her school reunion in Iowa, so I was able to stop in Kansas and get some info in museums and historical spots, plus, look at the terrain in the area I am writing about.  It was really cool!

What is the fastest you’ve ever written a book? What is the average length of time it takes you to write a book?

I have a series out called The Wickware Sagas.  There are five time travel stories total for the middle grade kids and the last story, Riches To Rags, just flowed.  I finished that in approximately two weeks.

When do you know a story is working for you?

If it flows….I haven’t had one that didn’t work for me, but that being said, I always have a fair idea of where a book will start and the middle.  The end of a story sometimes takes me by surprise.

Please tell us what inspired the book you’re spotlighting today. Is there a story behind the story?

I joined a group called Pioneer Hearts.  This is a group of readers and authors involved in historical western romances.  I recently had a book published called Revenge, The Cowboy Way, which fit in their guidelines.  I thought I would try my hand at a few shorter romances.  Jesse’s Find is the only story I have ever written that I had no idea where it would go from beginning to end.  I am so excited that it has been on the best seller list for kindle short stories.

For fun:

What is your favorite go to meal?

Mexican…..always, Mexican!

Who is your favorite movie boyfriend?

I love the action, shoot-em up adventures, so as pathetic as this sounds – it’s probably Bruce Willis.  I love his shows!

If you were reincarnated as an animal, which one would it be? (real or mythological) Why?

A Dragon!  They fly – They were too big to be squashed – and if something/someone annoyed them, that annoyance was toast!

What is your favorite place on earth? Why?

The beach.  I LOVE walking the beach

If you could hang out with anyone alive, dead, or fictional for a day, who would it be? Why?

My dad, who has been dead for many years.

If you could live in another time period, what would it be? Why?

Mid 1800s in the mid west or western part of the US.   I like Wild West era.   BUT ONLY FOR A WEEK OR SO!!!

What is your favorite way to relax?

A bubble bath with a glass of wine – go quadding – do a jigsaw puzzle


Jesse’s Find


Jesse Mason is bone tired and just miles from home when a strange sound drifting with a Kansas wind catches his ear.

He spies something hiding in the tall grass.  His temper sizzles at the sight of a horse, dead from exertion, and is ready to string up the cowboy that has done this. What Jesse finds is no cowboy at all, but a woman who has been shot and an infant, both, he fears will not make it to his home alive.

Jesse didn’t ask for this, but he knew he couldn’t turn his back on them.  What he didn’t know was somebody wanted that woman dead and didn’t care who else had to die to get that job done.



Her expression was guarded as he approached.  “Who are you?” she asked.

“Jesse Mason.  I found you a few days back, about a mile from here.”

The girl scanned the room, as if looking for something.  “Can…can I please talk to your wife?”

Jesse stiffened.  “I don’t have a wife.”

She took another step back.  “But…but the baby, and someone changed my




Penny Estelle is a writer for all ages, from the early reader to adults.  Her books range from pictures books for the little ones, to fantasy. time-travel adventures for ages 9 to 13. She also, under P. A. Estelle, has written adult stories including a family drama and contemporary, paranormal and historical westerns romances.

Penny was a school secretary for 21 years.  She and her husband moved to their retirement home in Kingman, AZ, on very rural 54 acres, living on solar and wind only. 

Penny and her books can be found in the following links:







1 comment:

Penny's Tales said...

Morning Ashley! Thanks so much for letting me stop by. You have a fabulous site here!

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