Please give a warm welcome to Mistral Dawn this week on the blog!
I was the math/science nerd. I did okay at English, but it didn’t interest me
What are your ambitions for your writing career?
I would love to be able to make a living being an author.
So, what have you written?
I’ve written two full-length novels, Taken By The Huntsman and Bound By The Summer Prince, and a novella in the same series, Intrigue In The Summer Court.
What genre are your books?
Fantasy romance/paranormal romance/erotic romance
Where do the your ideas come from?
The idea for my first novel, Taken By The Huntsman, came to me in a dream. The ideas for the subsequent stories in the series came to me as I was writing. Characters just seemed to be jumping up and down screaming “Pick me! Pick me!” so I did. 😉 I’ve also got an idea for a cyberpunk series that I haven’t started working on yet that came to me while I was watching a really boring movie. I wasn’t paying attention, and something happened on screen that I misunderstood at first. That misunderstanding started the hamsters in my brain running, and it just sort of took off. Another series I have ideas for is the result of a comment made by a politician during an interview. I’ve come to the conclusion that ideas are everywhere. 😉
When did you decide to become a writer?
I just started writing fiction in June 2014. That was when I decided to write down the stories that were floating around in my head.
Do you proofread/edit all your own books or do you get someone to do that for you?
I am very fortunate to know two amazing people, Gabe Wright and Michaela Goebel, who are wonderfully kind and have helped me edit my stories.
Who designed your book cover/s?
Erin Dameron-Hill designed the covers for Taken By The Huntsman and Bound By The Summer Prince, and Julie Nicholls designed the cover for Intrigue In The Summer Court. Both ladies are amazingly talented!
Someone contacted me on Twitter and asked where Fairie is located. Figuring that they were joking, I answered that it lies between Neverland and the Land of Oz. Wow, yeah, they weren’t joking and got really mad at me!
Why do you think that other well written books just don’t sell?
I think it’s mostly that people don’t know about them. It’s really hard for indie authors to get their work in front of people, because we don’t have the marketing apparatus of the big publishing companies.
Do you have a trailer or do you intend to create one for your own book/s?
I do have a trailer!
Thank you Mistral for hanging out with us and answering a few questions for us!
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Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Mistral-Dawn/e/B00NGXETSM/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
Taken By The Huntsman: http://www.amazon.com/Taken-The-Huntsman-Mistral-Dawn-ebook/dp/B00NGANG5C/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_img_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1S7KHWPRMFQ78EMFART7 Bound By The Summer Prince: http://www.amazon.com/Bound-By-The-Summer-Prince-ebook/dp/B00U1QFOWC/ref=pd_sim_351_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=15CJ3TKAH2JYM35R9DZB