udy Volhart
Whine and Cheese Bistro Mysteries
Questions & Answers
Q: Do you really eat a lot of cheese and salami? What about wine?
  1. A: Yes! and No...
    A: Yes! and No...
    I try to control myself but cheese does sneak it's way into many things, like my lunch bag. I have cut down over the years, particularly where salami is concerned, but being Hungarian, salami was a big part of my upbringing and continues to be a part of my life. As for wine....I was in my mid twenties before I took a liking to it. It's not something I can drink a huge quantity of due to the acidity but I do enjoy a glass every now and then. I definitely gravitate towards the wines with names that amuse me. My first such wine was a Fat Bastard, which I had bought a bottle of as a Christmas present for my brother a few years back.
  2. Q: Are your characters based on real people that you know?                        
            A; Somewhat, yes
    Q: Are your characters based on real people that you know? A; Somewhat, yes
    Some of character traits that Amalia and her friends have are inspired by a mish-mash of many of my close friends although it is not based on them exactly. Events that I write about may be inspired by events in the lives of people that I know or something in the news at the time. For example, two of my friends in real life were using dating sites. Snippets of some of those dates have made appearances in the books.
  3. Q: Is Chicha real?
          A; R.I.P. Chicha...yes she was real
    Q: Is Chicha real? A; R.I.P. Chicha...yes she was real
    My real life inspiration for Nora was also the real owner of Chicha the pig. In book 2 of the series, we get to know both Nora and Chicha the black pot bellied pig a lot better.
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