Author Interview Wilhelmina and the Willamette Wig Factory


I’m hosting an interview today for the book tour for middle grade paranormal mystery “Wilhelmina & The Willamette Wig Factory”.

Have you been writing for a long time?

I have been writing for several years but only published in the last 2 years.

What inspired you to start a writing career?

One day I woke up with the first line of a book in my head. It nagged me and nagged me until I wrote it down. As soon as I did, I was hooked!

Is this your first book? If not, can you tell us about your first book?

Wilhelmina and the Willamette Wig Factory is my third published novel. This is the first in aseries of 6. My other two books are romantic comedies and both hit the bestseller list in their genres.
The first, She Sins at Midnight (totally tongue in cheek) just won 2015 silver medal in chick lit.

Why did you choose middle grade as a genre to write in?

I have two little girls and I really want to share a love of reading with them. I thought the best way to do that is to write some books for them.

Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?

My advice to aspiring authors is to write, write, write. Don’t edit yourself. Don’t worry what other people will think, just let the process happen and enjoy it!

Do you have any works in progress you’d like to tell us about?

I have my third romantic comedy in the works and my second Willy and Tommy Adventure. Both will be released in the spring of 2016.

About the Book

Wilhelmina and the Willamette Wig Factory ebook (1)Title: Wilhelmina and the Willamette Wig Factory

Author: Whitney Dineen

Genre: Middle Grade / Paranormal Mystery

Wilhelmina and the Willamette Wig Factory is Book 1 in the Willy and Tommy Adventure Series. Wilhelmina Snodgrass and her family move to the Willamette Valley, Oregon, against her express wishes. Not only is she sure her life is over, but she’s convinced she won’t make any friends. That is until she meets her eccentric blue-haired neighbor, Thomasina Andretti. Willy and Tommy become involved in a s conspiracy to reopen The Willamette Wig Factory, with their unsuspecting friend, Georgianna Carbunkle. The plot, however, is orchestrated by three of Willy’s ancestor’s, from beyond the grave. Scrapes, mishaps and the unforeseen occur; including becoming sworn enemies with Tiffany Peterson, the most popular girl in the seventh- grade, a crush on super-stud, Jamie Armstrong and a mysterious carousel. Willy and Tommy have it all-mystery, revenge and romance. Monteith, Oregon, becomes the stage for adventure beyond their wildest dreams!

Author Bio

authorWhile attending the University of Illinois in Chicago, Whitney Dineen was discovered by a local modeling agent and began an unexpected career as a plus-size Ford model. She modeled in New York City before moving to Los Angeles with her husband.

When she wasn’t modeling, she was in the kitchen, baking delights to share with friends. Soon, her friends began asking her to send baskets of her wonderful candies and cookies to business associates, agents and production studios. Word spread like wildfire, and the rest, as they say, is history. Whitney’s sensational creations are still in great demand by her loyal celebrity clientele.

During “The Hollywood Years,” Whitney was bitten by the writing bug and started creating characters that are inspired by strong women with a great sense of humor.

In addition to her love of chick-lit, Whitney has also written a series of adventure books for middle readers The first of which, Wilhelmina and the Willamette Wig Factory, is now available.

Whitney and her husband, Jimmy, have recently relocated to the beautiful Pacific Northwest to raise their children, chickens and organic vegetables.







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