MoA&A Interview #17: Adrianne Wood

Hello, everyone! Welcome to July, and the Month of Artist and Author Interviews here on the website!

Today’s interview features my dear friend Adrianne Wood, who has had a very long and arduous road in publishing. I’m very proud to say will finally join me in the ranks of Traditionally Published Novelists when her mass market romance novel, Badlands Bride, releases from Simon & Schuster this Thanksgiving. Hooray! *throws confetti*

“Worlds collide when a wealthy heiress meets a journalist with writer’s block in this steamy Western romance set in the Colorado badlands.”  Oh, yeah. How perfect a setting is that?? I seriously can’t wait to read this one.

Congratulations, Adrianne, and welcome to the madness! (Please pass the tea.)


Author or Artist?

Who are your professional role models?
Christine Feehan has 11 kids and is a bestselling author. That’s pretty darn impressive.

What’s your favorite writing/sketching weather?
gray and rainy is perfect (which is why living in Seattle is perfect).

Set your current playlist/musical device to “shuffle all” and hit PLAY. What’s the first song that comes up?
[hangs head] I’ve never had an iPod, and I listen to music only in the car. I’m way out of touch with music these days. I do have a special place in my heart for “I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred.

If you could win any award, which would it be?
Some kind of “goofy mom” award. I would never win best mom, but I might have a shot at goofy.

Would you rather have magical powers, or a spaceship?
Magical powers – the ability to fly, specifically

What was your favorite book as a child?
The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper

What thing do you wish you could go back in time and tell your 10-year-old self?
Treat your younger brother better. He’s going to be 6’4″ someday and know how to fix your computer.

What’s your favorite constellation?
Orion, because I can usually find it.

What’s your favorite fairy tale?
Petronella. The princess decides to leave her palace to seek her fortune, finds a prince in need of rescue from an enchanter, and then starts to wonder if she’s trying to rescue the wrong man. Great story.

What thing are you most proud of?
Most recently, dancing to “Baby’s Got Back” with my company’s president at the holiday party. We were both secretly horrified but tried to put a good game face on.

The Colin Harvey Memorial Question: Name 3 things on your List of Things to Do Before You Die.
Go sailing in the Virgin Islands, go to Italy as frequently as possible, and try to enjoy every day as much as I can.


Adrianne Wood is an East Coast transplant to the gorgeous Northwest.  A 15-year veteran of the book publishing business, Adrianne is one of the lucky few who has managed to parlay her English degree into an actual job. After eight years in go-go-go New York City, she and her husband moved to Seattle and promptly bought a grill had a little girl. [One of the cutest little girls EVER, btw. –Alethea]

Adrianne has the requisite two cats, Chowder and Rosemary, who like to fight for space in her lap while she reads. You can find Adrianne online at: