Saturday, February 23, 2013

Please Welcome K. Dawn Byrd

I'm so happy to introduce you to our Spotlight Author today, K. Dawn Byrd. Following is an interview we conducted. Be sure to read everything and leave a comment for your chance to win an ebook copy of AMAZING LOVE.

Is there a story behind Amazing Love? One day, I was reading the story of Hosea and Gomer in the Bible and thought about how much fun it would be to write a modern-day version of the story. Amazing Love was born.

What’s the first thing you ever wrote that you still have? 
My first book was called, "Swarm of the Butterflies." After several revisions as I learned to write, it eventually went on to be published as "Mistaken Identity" by Desert Breeze Publishing.

What’s your favorite genre of writing?
I love thrillers and romantic suspense.

Do you believe in writer’s block?
Yes, I do believe in writer's block. This is going to sound odd, but when it hits, I take a nap. Somewhere between being awake and falling asleep my mind relaxes and the next step in the story comes to me.
Do you type or write by hand?
I write  on a Macbook Air. I use a software program called Scrivener and am having great fun with it.

Do you archive everything you write? 
Everything I write is saved to dropbox.

Do you ever go back to an old idea long after you abandoned it? 
I have several novels that are about half-way finished. Eventually, I will go back and complete them.

What’s one genre you have never written, and probably never will? 
Science fiction. I just can't wrap my brain around it.

How many writing projects are you working on right now? 
Two. My June young adult release, called Hotline Girl and a thriller.
How do you find the time to write? 
I write all of my books in thirty days. Since I work a full-time job, I have to be very motivated. My normal writing schedule is 2,000 words per day. After 30 days of writing, I'll put the book away for a week or two and then go back flesh it out.

When is your next book due out and can you tell us about it?
Hotline Girl, another young adult release, will be out in June. It's about a high school senior who is asked by her mother, who is the school counselor, to work the new school hotline for teens who need someone to talk to. She eventually figures out that they guy she's loved forever is the same mysterious guy that she fell in love with in the hotline chat room. She's come to know some personal things about him and his family and she's given him advice on his relationship with his girlfriend. When he starts to fall for her, she wonders if he'll want her when he figures out who she really is...the somewhat unpopular geeky girl who's never had a date.

K. Dawn Byrd is an author of inspirational novels in several genres, including historical, suspense, romance, and young adult. Some of her favorite things are chocolate, sports cars, and her pets. Her hobbies include reading, writing, and riding down country roads in the passenger seat of her husband's Corvette Stingray. When asked why she writes, her response is, "For the simple joy of placing words on the page!"

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K. Dawn Byrd is giving away an ebook copy of Amazing Love. 
To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address.You can enter the ebook giveaway twice—but once on each spotlight post.


Teela said...

Good luck to those of you that can do the "e-book"...I'm behind the times, needing a physical book. But bless you K.Dawn for putting out "love stories that are not trash"!

apple blossom said...

thanks for the chance to win this book

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Bethany said...

I'd love to be entered!

Cbus.blogger at gmail dot com

Jo said...

Thanks for the opportunity of winning this book. I would love to read it.


karenk said...

enjoyed this posting...thanks for the chance to read k dawn's novel

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Boos Mum said...

Please enter me. Thanks.

sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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