Interview and Promotion with Muffy Wislon
Please welcome my very special guest today, Muffy Wilson, a close friend and incredible author. It is my pleasure to help her promote her new book, Memories and Kisses. So fasten your seatbelts, we’re in for Muffy Wilson’s astonishing world of fiction.
Welcome Muffy, to my humble website. Could you reveal any personal juicy stories about you? And, please give us an account of your life. I’m sure your readers would be interested in how you were transformed into the beautiful person you are.
Thank you, Pablo, for opening your cyber-home to me. It is a pleasure to be here with you, my dear friend. Well, I was raised in a military family. My father was a USAF Colonel whose work took us to all points from Alaska to France. We moved every two or three years, so I don’t have what most would refer to as a traditional childhood, more like Leave it to Beaver meets the Jetsons. Many of my ‘firsts’ were in France as my formative years developing were north of Paris. So, my first kiss, my first taste of escargot, my first hot dog on a French baguette was at the top of the Eiffel Tower, my first bikini (I was thirteen) was on the French Riviera and I fell in love with a thirty-something lifeguard named Aldo. I thought my father was going straight to an early grave. My mother thought it charming and funny since I wound up looking like a blistered, crying lobster with the worst sun burn ever. No need to worry about Aldo. A few years later, my mother and I were shopping in Paris; it was the day she bought me an alligator handbag, a small one, with a bright red leather interior. I still have it. We were on the Champs Elysees on a corner and everyone was wailing and crying. It was 22 November 1963 and I was 14 years old. It was the day John F Kennedy was assassinated and I witnessed as the world was crushed and Camelot fell. I think I grew up a lot that day. We had to hurry home, 90 miles north. The Base was on lock-down and red alert. It was a day the world stood still yet was fiercely frantic beneath the surface.
Muffy, author of erotic, romantic stories about love, sex, hope and passion, was born in San Antonio, Texas, to traditional parents. With two older brothers, she was the youngest, the family "princess," indulged and pampered. She adored her older brothers, following them everywhere and was surrounded by love, stimulation, and pets. Her father was a career Colonel and pilot in the U.S. Air Force which required the family to travel extensively. The family lived in most points between Alaska and France. Muffy spent her formative years in Europe and came of age in France.
Returning from France with her family, Muffy finished high school in Northern California and attended the University of California, Davis, and majored in Business Management. Muffy entered the work force, independent with a fierce work ethic, and retired at 39 from IBM as a Mid-West Regional Director in the Real Estate and Construction Division. She and her husband moved to a small Island in northern Wisconsin where they owned a historic tavern, restaurant and resort business which they since have sold. They now live a charmed life by the water in SW Florida. Muffy pretends to be a serious real estate business person but, in real life, indulges her private interest in writing sexy short stories and sensual literotica
You are a mother. Could you tell us about your role as a Mom?
I met my husband in California, on a day that I was none too happy with men. I was working in San Francisco as a Sales Manager for Honeywell and my father had a heart attack in Georgia. I wanted to explore the possibilities of transferring to Georgia to be closer to the first man I ever loved. My boss, “The Silver Fox” made a pass at me and told me why bother as my dad wasn’t going to live forever. I was stunned and profoundly moved by a myriad of feelings. Funny that I should meet the two most important men in my life from that day forward on a day like that - my husband and his youngest son, then 13. It was the greatest gift. We got married three months later and the three of us honeymooned in Niagara Falls. My husband is from Buffalo, NY, and had been married twice before (his first wife died and the second, VJr’s mother ended in divorce when he was just 6). I had never been married, so they were my first. When I was very young, and in college, I got pregnant. He was my first and for all my worldly experience, I was still pretty naïve - even in the ‘70s. I dropped out of college and had an abortion. The gift of my husband and his son, my son, I felt was God’s way of forgiving me. So, my role as a Mom is one I cherish, given it was my second chance and my redemption. Life has been good to me because of them. He has enriched my life beyond measure.
I’m sure your son adores you as the loving mother you continue to be. I can appreciate your past experiences from the 60’s and 70’s. I know they helped form the fabulous person that you are and that I am personally acquainted with.
You have a very long list of projects consuming your time, but I would like to offer you the chance to show off and promote your writing career. You may include any exotic stories of your life if you wish.
I have three more books that will be released by January 2015. If I am lucky, they will all be available by the Holiday rush of Christmas. Beyond that, I have a control list of about fifteen projects which will be concluded by mid-year and 25-30 projects that will require my attention. Only another Virgo will appreciate how organized I am about my work. Some refer to it as being obsessive compulsive. I can roll with that.
And I thought I had a long list of stories that needed to be finished. You certainly are an energetic author.
When did you decide to write? And what genre and style did you prefer when you first started? What style and genre do you prefer to write currently?
I have been in sales and marketing my entire business career. Writing was a necessity and I was good at presenting technical detail. English was a love and focus of mine throughout my education, but I only wrote proposals, technical material and project material. I really never thought about writing ‘personally’ until I met up with an old school chum, and old boyfriend. It was never a calling to me as it is for some writers. He wrote and it spurred me on. I slipped into the world of Erotica, not by choice or design, but quite by accident…and I loved it. Turns out I was pretty good at it, too, or so people commented. But, my style has changed, developed a lot since then.
What genre, books, and authors do you like to read?
I love crime, thrillers, edge-of-your-seat whodunits. I also love period pieces, non-fiction
and autobiographies. When I was very young, when we lived in France and there was no television, I read everything, absolutely everything. I wanted to be a criminologist or a medical examiner. Or a veterinarian. As well an actress and Ella Fitzgerald! But, I do love to read good literotica. I am not a fan of jump-and-pump but a love story with great, eloquently involved sex is a real page turner for me.
I can relate to not having a TV. My family didn’t have one when they first made available. So I read my mother’s old, mildewed encyclopedias stored in a trunk outside the garage.
Do you have a person, real or fantasy, you would like to be?
Barbra Streisand. I always wanted to sing. My aunt sang torch songs and played piano in smoke filled supper clubs and piano bars. I always wanted to do that.
She’s been my favorite singer since my freshman year in high school, when she was on Broadway in Funny Girl.
You have experienced many adventures in your life and have lots of energy, but what would you like to do if you had any free time?
I would love to learn to play piano, learn Spanish and brush up on my French. But I am enjoying my life now. I work in Real Estate in SW Florida and try to find time to straighten my office. There’s that Virgo nag again.
Could you tell us about your new book, Memories and Kisses, and the story behind it? You may include a brief synopsis and an excerpt, and what or who inspired you to write your story?
Old memories are like old red wine - all the richer for time passed. And the kisses taste sweeter too. Three romantic and very sexy stories take us back to things as they once were, and forward to the wonderful times to come. Memories & Kisses has three stories of old loves remembered; a grieving woman rescued from the sea, two childhood friends growing old friendship into passionate loving, and two long separated teenagers finding that time has mellowed them both and maturity has brought a passionate intensity they had never imagined. All three stories are of rekindled love that survived decades of longing and is now ready to burst into flame.
The Storm ~ a newly widowed woman unable to face the world alone and lonely, buries her husband. Overcome by grief, she walks into the rough, grinding pitiless surf in an effort to blend the gray in her heart with the gray on the horizon. She is saved from the crashing waves by a man, a bearded white haired man who brings her back to life and gives her a reason to live again.
The Park ~ two childhood friends, now adults, reunite on the eve of the dedication of their once favorite playground now slated to become a high-tech water park. The destruction of their favorite playground makes them melancholy; reliving their dreams as children in this park inspires them to greater, more passionate long buried desires they never responded to as teens, but knew existed but in their memories.
The Story of Us ~ high school friends, once nearly sweethearts, reconnect in their sixties. The Internet removes the veil of uncomfortable shyness. They are open and revealing in emails about their youthful teenaged desires for one another. They discover what we all hope is true: that love is eternal. Surviving decades, not only in the shadowed recesses of our memories, but in a kiss, a touch, a magnetic embrace love thrives.
Do you have memories of a love that once was?...of a love that was lost?...of, perhaps, a rekindled love that survived decades of longing? ……..Read More on my blog Muffy Wilson
Well, you have hooked me already. I just had to buy Memories and Kisses. I’m excited and anxious to read these three stories. I love your idea of writing fiction for the generation of baby boomers. I’m sure many readers will be able to relate to Memories and Kisses.
Where can we purchase Memories and Kisses?
Thank you for asking, I would be honored. If readers are interested, they can buy my work at:
Barnes and Noble:
Pablo: Do you have future writing projects you plan to publish?
Muffy: Tons. My brain explodes with ideas and always when I don’t have a pen or paper handy!
Please share your recent publications.
Muffy: Released 3 October 20
How may your fans contact you? Tell us the many links where you can find Muffy Wilson?
Website | Blog | Twitter | Email |
Facebook| FBFanPage | Google+ | Amazon
| Ganxy | XinXii | Kobo Books |
iTunesBook|YellowSilkDreams Publishing |
Oysters & Chocolate, Decadent Publishing, Ravenous Romance, Yellow Silk Dream
Muffy: Thank you, Pablo, for hosting this wonderful interview. It was very kind and generous of you. I appreciate the time your fans and readers have spent with me, sharing my life, my family and work, sharing my inspirations and life.~ Live, Laugh, Love with Passion.
Pablo: Muffy, it has been my ultimate pleasure to share aspects of your life to your readers, who weren’t aware of who you were and discover your new publication, Memories and Kisses. Thank you for spending your time as my guest. I wish you continued success.
Remember folks to buy Memories and Kisses, hot off the keyboard from Muffy Wislon's fresh, inspirational mind.