Today’s interview is with an author that is totally new to me. When searching for authors to highlight Dawn Doyle answered up and agreed to talk with me. I met Dawn in The Redhead’s Reading lounge, one of my Facebook reader groups. We play, talk about the books and authors we love and have a giveaway here and there. I would love to see you there. Where as only 1 or 2 authors and books are shared in this blog each day, the Facebook groups allows for me to share 10 times as many books and authors with readers.
Thank for joining me today Dawn. I see you listed romance as your genre and when stalking, I mean researching, for this interview I noticed you write multiple books within the romance book world. I also see you have a new release coming on 9/24, Blaine. That cover is HOT! The blurb and buy link are at the bottom of the interview. I am anxious to hear more about you and your books so let’s get started.
1) When did you start writing?
Dawn: Romance 2014, but I was dreaming up stories for myself for years.
2) Which one of your published books is your favorite? How about a favorite character from your books?
Dawn: I think Witch Hunter will always have a special place in my heart because I love anything magical. I think Lucian is my favourite right now.
Red: Just the name Lucian makes me shiver.
3) Do you have a specific way you choose the characters names?
Dawn: For the names, I just think of how the character looks and try to place a name to the face. If not, I search name sites for something that stands out to me.
Red: I can imagine the names are difficult until you describe them.
4) What is your favorite part of being a published author?
Dawn: When a reader tells me they loved the story.
5) Where is the strangest place you had a book or character idea come to you?
Dawn: On the toilet.
Red: You are the second author to mention this. The room seems to bring on a creative, ummmm shall we say, flow.
6) I am sure you don’t sit with a timer but if you had to guess how long does it take for you to write a book?
Dawn: The quickest was five weeks, the longest was eight months. I try to write at least an hour a day, but life gets in the way most of the time.
Red: Time does fly and there never seems to be enough hours in the day.
7) Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
Dawn: I do. With the bad ones, and I hope I’m not the only one who does this, I check to see if they like the same books as me by comparing our ratings. If I like a lot of the stuff they don’t, then it makes sense. If there’s a problem with my book, I want to know about it. But, I’ve come to realize that no matter what you do, or how good you are, there’s always somebody out there who’s going to hate your work no matter what.
Red: Personal commentary here. I believe that the star rating system is severely flawed. At The Redhead’s Book Blog we are working on a way to rate a book beyond the stars. Hey, that’s a great tagline for my new review team. You brought out my creative side.
8) What do you do what you suffer from writer’s block?
Dawn: Think of different scenario’s and see if they work any better. Sometimes, I leave my writing and read a few books, or I’ll work on another story.
9) Which of your books do you wish more readers were aware of?
Dawn: Soul Guardian and Witch Hunter. Paranormal and Fantasy are difficult to promote.
Red: Hopefully this interview will help with that.
10) What advice would you give an aspiring author?
Dawn: Don’t give up. If you think your work is bad and nobody will like it, remember that we all do exactly the same thing. You won’t know until you try.
Red: Great advice!
11) What can we expect from you in the future?
Dawn: I’m writing the second book in the West Norton Boys .
13) Tell us something fun. Anything that can make us smile or giggle. Life is too short, lets spread some smiles around.
Dawn: I have a two-year-old English Bulldog named Jake. He farts…a lot.
Red: My dog is rude like that too or maybe its really one of the men in the house and they are just blaming the dog.
Thanks for stopping by to chat with me today. It was great getting to know you better.
Blaine (West Norton Boys Series Book 2)
Blaine – COMING SEPTEMBER 24TH —– PREORDER NOW
It was supposed to be OVER, but I was still in DEEP.
Trying to dig my way out of the s**t I was in seemed IMPOSSIBLE.
Until I met HER.
Falling for Robyn made me want to CHANGE. But, to do that, I had to take a RISK that could get me killed.
I didn’t want to drag her into my WORLD, but I had to hold on to her with everything I had so I could be FREE.
I was still paying for my MISTAKE, my dreams lying shattered inside a file I told nobody about.
Then I met HIM, and my world turned UPSIDE down.
I was forced to EXPOSE my shameful past to Blaine, but it wasn’t long before I found out he held SECRETS of his own.
When circumstances threw me into the center of a new HELL, I had to do whatever I could to get us out.
Even if it meant risking my FREEDOM.
Lucian (West Norton Boys Series Book 1)
Where to find Dawn Doyle – Romance Author
Amazon Author Page https://amzn.to/2CCTdsF
Facebook author page https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDawnDoyle/