FAE AND WITCHES AND GHOSTS - OH MY!
Spotlight on BUZZ GUEST WENDY HOBBS Ya'll! Author of 'Claudia's Special Wish' and the 'Claudia Quash Series' LET'S GENERATE A BUZZ!
Today my BUZZ GUEST is Wendy Hobbs philanthropist and author of 'Claudia's Special Wish' and the 'Claudia Quash Series'!
When we last spoke with Wendy Hobbs in June of 2016 she had just launched her debut novel 'Claudia Quash: The Spell of Pencliff'. I've read the novel and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Note: This interview was conducted just before Christmas 2016
Wendy has graciously taken some time to give us an update on her life.
1. You've written a new book! What is it called? And what is it about?
'Claudia's Special Wish' is a magical Christmas Story that I was invited to write by Tony Curtis MBE, from Dreams and Wishes. The wonderful non-profit charity supports seriously ill children and their families.
A short synopsis of the story:
One snowy night Claudia Quash makes a special wish on the biggest star in the sky. Later that evening, she is woken by a jingling sound and soon finds herself stepping into a frozen forest. Whisked away by an elf in a magical sleigh, she flies through the sky, and embarks on an unforgettable adventure.
2. Are there any characters that you are especially fond of?
I like Claudia Quash, because she’s a unique and inspiring character, but I also like, Figgy, the elf as he makes toys and magical angel bells for the children at Christmas.
3. I happen to know that you are giving away all proceeds of this latest novel to charity. How is this awesome plan going?
It is going very well. So far, the book has raised nearly £5,000 for the charity and this is only the start.
4. When you read 'Claudia Quash' in the House of Commons what was that like?
It was an honour to be asked to read, “Claudia’s Special Wish” in the Houses of Parliament with John Bercow, The Speaker of The House of Commons present. Once I started reading the book, I became so absorbed in the magical adventure that I didn’t realise that I was being filmed. The children said that they loved the story and hearing about Santa Claus and Rudolph in Lapland.
5. What is your next project?
I will be releasing my third book, “Claudia Quash and the Cursed Crystal” which follows on from “The Spell of Pencliff” in the new year.
6. I know that Claudia has a Christmas wish. What is your Christmas wish?
My Christmas wish is to spend more time with the seriously ill children supported by Dreams and Wishes, and to help to raise as much money as I can for them.
Also, I would love a to sell my film script or television series for “Claudia Quash: The Spell of Pencliff” as I believe that she would inspire children.
7. What are you hoping Santa leaves under your tree?
I would like a First Edition of Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, my favourite book and film and a large bottle of luxurious perfume.
Wow! Your work with Dreams and Wishes (@dreamsandwishesorg) is a truly beautiful and inspiring thing. And as a Claudia Quash fan, I’m looking forward to ‘Claudia Quash and the Cursed Crystal’. Thank you so much for updating us on your books and good works.
YOU CAN FIND WENDY AT:
Twitter -> https://twitter.com/WendyfHobbs @WendyFHobbs
Facebook -> https://www.facebook.com/ClaudiaQuash/
Website -> http://www.wendyhobbs.com/
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