Author Interview with Rayne Golay of The Wooden Chair
Today I had the pleasure of interviewing Rayne Golay:
1. What made you want to be a writer?
Glad to be here.
As only children often are, I was precocious. During the war, I was a little child with very few kids my own age. There was not much for me to do, so my mother entertained me by reading. She taught me to read and write. From the moment I could read, I read everything with the printed word on it. I had a very vivid imagination, told my dolls stories and lived in an imaginary world. In school I was lousy with figures, but always had straight A’s in composition. Since I was very young, I dreamed of writing real books; not short stories or essays, but books with lots of pages. And so now I do J
2. Who is your favorite author?
Only one? I have several. Sue Miller, Daphne du Maurier, Mika Waltari, who’s a Finnish author of such fabulous books as The Egyptian and The Etruscan. These are only a few, but let me add Pat Conroy. I so fell in love with his book Beech Music. Jeffrey Eugenidesm; his book Middlesex is not to be missed. Last but not least is J.R Moehringer, a Pulitzer prize winning author who wrote The Tender Bar.
3. What is the name of the last book you read
LOL. I’m such an eclectic reader; I just put down Serve to Win by Novak Djokovic, the world number one tennis player. It’s about tennis, healthy food habits, workouts. I’m passionate about tennis, which I guess explains the book.
4. Tell us about yourself in 3 words?
Dependable, honest, passionate
5. What is your favorite activity?
Life! Seriously, life is the most fantastic adventure there is. Other than that, I like to get together with good friends. Tennis, as I said. Orchid growing, reading. I’m also a movie buff, can easily watch two movies in a day. Any kind of music, but I have a penchant for big orchestra symphonies. Nothing to do with symphonies, but I so like Brian Adams. And writing, of course.
6. If your book could be made into a movie? Which actors would you have play the main two characters?
Ah, my dream come true that THE WOODEN CHAIR would be made into a movie.
I’ve thought about the answer to this question for long minutes. As THE WOODEN CHAIR begins, Leini, the female protagonist, is four years old. We follow her for over fifty years. I can’t think of a child actress who could play her so I’ll leave the answer open for somebody out there to answer. For the young Leini as wife and mother, I imagine Anna Chlumsky.
For Bill, the love of her life, her husband, I like Bradley Cooper with his wonderful blue eyes.
7. Who is your favorite character in your book?
Without a doubt Leini, the female protagonist. During the time it took me to write THE WOODEN CHAIR, Leini became a part of me. She lived in my mind, in my dreams, in my heart.
8. What's in your TBR ( to be read) pile?
Scott Turow “Identical” when it comes out. I’ve read a few of Edward Rutherford’s books,
among them. His
Ruska is on my list. Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart. Doctor Sleep by
Steven King. Did I say I’m an eclectic reader? J New York
9. What are 3 of your pet peeves?
Drivers who don’t put out a blinker to signal a turn. No more wars! People who lack respect.
Ah, this one’s easy J Dog, the boxer in particular. Over the years I had five of them. I used to breed boxers.
Favorite food? Cheese. Genuine, unadulterated French or Swiss made cheese. Hmm, makes my mouth water.
Rayne is offer a tourwide giveaway:
Tour Wide Giveaway
2 $10 Amazon Gift Cards
10 ebook copies The Wooden Chair