Wednesday, June 02, 2010

My New Friend, Dawn K. Bryd


What is the genre you write in? Would you explain what it is?

The two releases coming out this year through Desert Breeze Publishing are both inspirational romantic suspense. This means that they're Christian-based romance books with some suspense elements. My April 1 release, Queen of Hearts, is set during WWII, so it's also a historical. I am currently working on a contemporary romance without the suspense.

How do you spend your writing days? Do you set goals to reach a certain number of words per day? Can you give us a general idea of how long it takes you to write a novel?

There are times that I may go a month without writing. During that time, I'm editing a previous work or getting one ready for release. When I begin writing again, I've found that I have a real hunger for putting the fingers to the keys after taking time off. My goal is 2,000 words per day, which will allow me to write a novel in a month. I began using this word count strategy after completing NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) in November.

Would you explain how you “chose” (or were chosen by) a publisher? Do you just go “inny, minny, miny, moe?” Grin. Now, that you’re published, can you sit back and relax from the success you’ve experienced?

I wanted to read Michelle Sutton's new book, Danger at the Door, and was disappointed to find out that it was available only in ebook format. I gave it a glowing review because I loved the book. Michelle e-mailed me to thank me (we'd never had a conversation prior to that) and we became fast friends. Michelle recommended that I send my work to Desert Breeze, and I did. After learning how to download Michelle's book to my Blackberry, I no longer buy print books. I love the convenience of being able to read ebooks on the go. That experience has changed my life in more ways than one.

Do you mind telling us some of your likes and dislikes? Hobbies, interests? Where would you like to travel if you could?

Of course, I love to read and write. I believe the two go together...if you're a writer, you're probably an avid reader. I keep my hobbies in check because they can take time away from what I really enjoy...writing. I'm not much of a traveler other than to Myrtle Beach, SC a couple of times a year for vacation.

You recently had a book published. Would you take this time to describe it to us? How and where can readers buy your books?

Daphne Dean is proud to be serving her country stateside during WWII as a reporter and an Office of Strategic Services operative. When the photograph she takes of the crowd at a murder scene places her on the mob's hit list, she's forced into hiding in a vacant mental asylum in the middle of nowhere with terrifying secrets of its own.

Daphne believed herself to still be in love with her ex-fiancée, Kenneth, until she spends several days locked away in the asylum with Vito, the mob boss' son. Can she put the terrifying events that occurred there behind her and allow herself to pursue a relationship with Vito? Or, will she return to Kenneth who has turned his back on his country by becoming a draft dodger and a black market racketeer? One thing's for sure, it won't matter if she can't escape the mental institution alive.

Purchase: http://www.desertbreezepublishing.com/


Would you give us your blog or webpage so everyone can check it out? Anything else you’d like to share? Promotional information?

I give away several books a week on my blog, most of them signed by the author. You can check it out at: http://www.kdawnbyrd.blogspot.com/


Thank you, Dawn, for sharing a little of your writing world with us!
 
Blessings to all!

4 comments:

Kathryn Page Camp said...

E-books are the wave of the future--no, of the present. My physical bookshelves are crammed, and I have no room for more books in traditional publishing format. But I've still got plenty of room on my Kindle. Yeah!

Tracy Krauss said...

Interesting interview. I think more and more people are going to get used to the idea of e books, but for many it is still af foreign concept.I would like to get my own recent release "And The Beat Goes On" converted to e book as well, sinve there really does seem to be a market for it.

Lisa Lickel said...

It's nice to see you here, K Dawn! I'm reading QH now and enjoying the story immensely.

Donna said...

Wow! Sounds intriguing - I can't wait to read it.