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Secrets by Dawn Kirby Author Interview

Secrets Blog Tour Interview

Hi Dawn! Thank you so much for taking the time do this interview with me:)
Hello, Montana, The pleasure is all mine! Thank you so much for having me.

What inspired you to write the story of Leah in Secrets (Serenity Series #1)? Also, what inspired you to write in the genre of paranormal romance?

I can’t say that there was anything that inspired me to write SECRETS because it was honestly more of Leah’s nagging voice that kept gnawing at me to tell her story. I tried for years to ignore it. I really never gave being a writer much thought quite honestly. But once the passion took hold of me, once I put pencil to paper, it never let go. 

How long did it take you to write the story? What was the hardest part of the writing process?

The story took three months to write. The routine was always the same…I wrote for eight hours a day, took a break to pick up my kids (even then I wrote on anything I could find), got them home and fed and then wrote until I couldn’t keep my eyes open.

I think the hardest part was and still is, letting go for the night. I don’t outline or plot so when an idea hits I want to be able to write it then and there. There have been times I’ve shut down my computer and gone to bed only to get up and turn it back on again.   

 What are you currently working on? 

I’m working on three projects at the moments. 

One is another 7DS project called the SEVEN DRESS SIZES to be published by Ring of Fire. I can’t say much about it yet, but I guarantee with Michelle Anderson-Picarella cracking the whip and six other talented writers, it will be as amazing as the SEVEN DEADLY SINS.  

The second is APEX, a Paranormal Romance I’m writing with A.T. Russell. If you haven’t heard of him, look him up. He is one of those authors whose talent is so great he can pull a reader into a book within the first few lines. 

The third is revising the fourth book in the Serenity Series, CONSEQUENCES. As soon as it’s done I plan on starting on the fifth.    

Which character are you the most connected to in your story? How? 

I would have to say I probably Leah. Writing the story from her POV makes it easier to put myself directly in her shoes. It doesn’t take much to completely lose myself in whatever situation she finds herself in.  

Was this book harder or easier to write compared to your previous books? 

SECRETS was my novel. I can honestly say it was the most difficult. Writing it felt a lot like stumbling around in the dark. I knew what I wanted to say or describe, but I wasn’t sure how to convey it all on paper. 

Did you always know you wanted to become a writer? What/who made you want to become one?

Actually I wanted to be a singer when I was younger. Being a writer didn’t occur to me until after I finished writing my second book. 

What advice would you give aspiring authors?

Keep writing. Connect with other writers. Let them help you. There is a whole community out there willing to take a new writer under their wing. Learn all you can and let it lead you to where you want to be.   

What do you like doing, when you‘re not reading or writing?

It sounds lazy, but I love to curl up on the couch with a bowl of ice cream and watch movies with the family. Being a mom and working full time, downtime is hard to come by. Taking advantage of those quiet moments is what I live for.


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