Writing A Wolf in P.I.’s Clothing was one of those times where I laughed more often than not. It’s such a fantastical plot that I wondered how I was going to pull it off if I wrote it without humour. Trying to get readers to believe that an alien had come to visit the planet seemed too much of a stretch, so I switched it up a bit and made it a comedy of sorts. That worked for me, and I must say, I enjoyed getting it out onto the page. There were moments where I laughed out loud.
Ledger and Jared are two of my favourite characters. There are times when a couple just stick with you long after you’ve finished the book, and L & J hung around in my mind for quite a while. I think it was the fun of them—they cheered me up—and the whacky plot certainly isn’t something I’ll forget in a hurry.
I liked writing about the weird stalker as well. She’s weird for a reason, as you’ll find out if you give the book a try. And The Gecko—now he wasn’t who or what I expected. He wasn’t supposed to be who he is when I first started. He originally appeared in my head as an ex-lover of Jared’s, and he was going to send the weird stalker to frighten Jared into going back to him. I had the idea of him being some kind of mobster, a scary man who had the ability to kill if he felt like it. You know, a bump-you-off-and-dump-the-body sort of fella. My subconscious had other ideas, though, and The Gecko became someone else entirely. Or something. Funny how the mind works, isn’t it?
Aliens and all that go with them are certainly not my usual cup of tea, so it was also a surprise that the book turned out the way it did. Otherworldly creatures apart from the usual paranormal had never been an option before. Nope, I just wouldn’t entertain it. I honestly tried to stop going down that route, but the force was strong with that one (LOL at myself there, such a lame joke; sadly, I’m full of them), and I gave up trying to fight it. Who knows, maybe I’ll write another alien book at some point. What I’ll definitely be doing is writing another light-hearted story. The problem is, I might find myself funny, but other people might not, so there’s that to contend with. Oh, the woes of a writer! The struggles! The insecurities! (I’m joking, finding myself funny again—a bad habit I should really quit LOL). Hopefully someone will get a few giggles out of reading my strange little alien story, though. Time will tell!
Still, if the jokes fall flat, even if I say so myself, P.I. isn’t a bad little tale. And Ledger is such a glorious man that if you read it just to get to know him, it may well be worth it. He describes himself as like Luther to look at—Idris Elba. Do I really need to say more? Isn’t that a massive reason to rush off and buy the book? Go on, you know you want to… And if you do? Super amounts of thanks from me. I seriously appreciate every sale, every reader. You’re all awesome. Just needed to tell you that.
Being a P.I. isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Sometimes it’s downright scary—and alien.
Ledger is a P.I. with a difference—he’s a wolf shifter and uses his animal to help him on cases. His next case, though, isn’t something he expected. His best friend, Jared, the man he’s secretly loved since they were younger, has a bit of a problem. Someone is stalking him, and when she turns up at Ledger’s place and stares at them through the window, Ledger realizes things aren’t quite as simple as he’d first thought. She’s bonkers, with wild red hair and staring green eyes, and she needs dealing with—fast.
Jared is a drag queen, famous on the stage after he tried his hand at acting and won. He’s a star, loved by all, so to have a stalker isn’t something he can handle alone. Ledger promises to follow Jared so he can catch the stalker in the act, but things take a weird turn. After the stalker leaves a message that Ledger and Jared must meet her at a local café, the plot thickens to pea-soup viscosity. Someone called The Gecko is after Jared, and The Gecko is used to people doing exactly as he says…
But The Gecko isn’t human, and although Ledger has been obsessed with UFOs and alien life forms since he was a kid, he never thought he’d be meeting otherworldly creatures in real life. The men have no choice—they have to meet The Gecko. And isn’t that the strangest of things to be doing, fraternizing with an alien? Strange or not, Ledger and Jared have to obey—or forfeit their lives.
But Ledger doesn’t plan on anyone dying, especially not them…
Sydney has always enjoyed writing. “There’s something about losing yourself in another world, where the real one ceases to exist and all your dreams and wishes can be placed on the page—dreams for a better planet where love isn’t questioned but accepted by all.”
When Sydney isn’t writing, there’s plenty of reading to be done. “I can’t imagine not reading every day. It would be weird not to have a book to hand because I’ve always had one nearby. Life without reading isn’t something I’d like to contemplate. The thought brings me out in hives.”
Sydney lives in a peaceful area where the hustle and bustle of the city doesn’t figure. “I left city life years ago. Too stressful for me. I prefer listening to the swish of leaves on the trees instead of tyres on tarmac. The twittering of birds instead of the chatter of people. Alone time to reflect and ponder is a must. A small portion of every day spent by myself is vital to my sanity and soul.”